Directly to the south of London, East Sussex offers one of the quickest routes to the coastline from Britain's capital. Coupled with its wealth of natural beauty and historic towns and villages, this makes it one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK. The small seaside town of Bexhill-on-Sea is one of the jewels in the county's crown. With plenty of fine hotels to choose from, it's an obvious choice for those seeking some down-time by the sea.
A Charming Seaside Spot
Tucked away between the lively tourist towns of Eastbourne and Hastings, Bexhill-on-Sea offers visitors the chance to sample the delights of the Sussex coastline in a more peaceful setting. The charming town boasts an impressive array of Edwardian and Victorian architecture and is surrounded by the picturesque South Downs National Park.
An Historic Setting
Bexhill-on-Sea is set proudly within 1066 country, promising a smattering of historic sites in the surrounding area. One of the most popular attractions for history buffs in East Sussex is Battle, the site of the famous 1066 Battle of Hastings. Today, the small village houses a collection of quaint pubs and shops. There are also a handful of 14th and 15th century castles along the coast, including Bodiam Castle and Pevensey.
The De La Warr Pavilion
Undoubtedly the main attraction in Bexhill-on-Sea is the stunning Art Deco building on the beach-front, considered one of the first Modernist buildings in the UK. For many years, the building has acted as a prominent art gallery, displaying the work of such well-known artists as Andy Warhol. Today, the Pavilion also operates as a prestigious concert hall, attracting top bands from around the world.
Hotels in Bexhill-on-Sea
This quaint and enchanting seaside town offers some of the best hotels in East Sussex. The Cooden Beach Hotel promises a spectacular location and a range of first-class facilities, from meeting rooms to a well-equipped fitness suite. Visitors seeking something smaller and more intimate can consider Eve's Bed and Breakfast, set in a pretty family home and within reach of all the town's foremost attractions, from the golf club to the beach.