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House Removals Eastbourne
With the beautiful South Downs dominating most of the large town, Eastbourne is a seaside resort in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex on the south coast. In recent years, Eastbourne’s population has been growing, and the average age of residents has decreased. The town has been attracting students, families and commuters who favour the short journeys to London and Brighton.
With the Britannia Beckwith office located in Sussex, moving to Eastbourne could not be easier. The Newhaven warehouse is just a stone’s throw along the coast, and there we can also offer container storage or self-storage, whatever suits your needs.
If considering a move to Eastbourne, do not forget that the town’s seafront and coastline takes in the famous Beachy Head. The headland naturally shelters the town and contributes to Eastbourne’s title of sunniest place in the UK. Due to the location deriving the majority of its income from tourism, there is also plenty to do after a long week at work.
Where to Live in Eastbourne
Most sought after in Eastbourne is Sovereign Harbour, a marina development that is home to boats and yachts of all shapes and sizes. The harbour complex also comprises of restaurants, shops and modern apartments and penthouses.
Eastbourne town centre is currently undergoing a facelift, making the shopping district and train station more appealing to those looking to relocate to the area. Leaving the town behind, the suburbs boast residential areas that are more traditional. The majority are smart, leafy and well kept. Properties tend to be Victorian or Edwardian and range from 3 bedrooms to small mansions.
West of the town centre, Meads, Summertown and Saffrons are highly prized areas. In the north, Upperton and Old Town are popular.
Eating, Drinking and Shopping in Eastbourne
Unlike Eastbourne’s rowdy cousin Brighton, nightlife is a little more subdued. However, with over 70 pubs, the town sees senior citizens brushing shoulders with party revellers at the weekends. Most bars and pubs are located along the seafront and South Street.
Waterfront Place, Bolton Road and Terminus Road make up an area colloquially known as ‘restaurant row’. This area is rich with a variety of establishments; from chain eateries, to takeaways and independent Mediterranean and Oriental restaurants.
Eastbourne is a great location for shopping, with the Arndale Centre and Sovereign Harbour serving up the usual high street favourites. However, the independent shops located on the seafront deliver quirkier offerings. Another area for shopping is Little Chelsea.
Getting Around Eastbourne
Eastbourne can get extremely congested and the local council is looking at ways to discourage people from using their cars. At rush hour, the main arterial roads in and out of the town centre (the A22 and A2270) are nightmarish and public transport is a far better option.
Eastbourne has a fantastic bus system, with services covering every corner of the area and also the nearby towns of Hailsham, Lewes, Battle and Bexhill. There is also a beachfront service to and from Beachy Head.
Eastbourne train station is located on Terminus Road, 10 minutes on foot from the seafront. Trains to Brighton take little over half an hour, whereas a direct train to London Victoria takes around 1 hour 30 minutes.