Over the summer, we ventured into 1066 Country and enjoyed a few days out exploring this part of the country. As well as historical sites, like the site of the battle of Hastings and great family attractions like Drusilla’s, there are also some lovely beaches in this part of the country.
We popped along to Bexhill-on-Sea one evening, although we couldn’t stay as long as we would have liked as the kids were starting to get tired after all the fun we’d had at Drusilla’s. Even in our brief visit we could see that this is a seaside town with plenty of personality, and lots of scenic views. We’ll definitely have to come back again and check out the area some more.
Although our visit was short but sweet, I still have some photos to share, and a few local recommendations for where to eat and explore in Bexhill-on-Sea.
Local Info &Things to do in Bexhill-on-Sea
There are several car parks in Bexhill and a lot of street parking. Try parking on the seafront or at one of the following car parks:
- Top of Galley Hill, De La Warr Parade, Bexhill, TN40 1TT
- Galley Hill, De La Warr Parade, Bexhill, TN40 1AY
- De La Warr, Marina Street, Bexhill, TN40 1DP
Seafront play areas
If you’re visiting with kids, look out for the small play equipment areas dotted along the seafront!
The beach is a mixture of sand & shingles and is exceptionally clean – which makes it perfect for kids! You can explore the rock pools during low tide and hunting for unusual shells. We definitely need to go back and spend some more time on Bexhill beach earlier in the day, it is a clean and peaceful beach so it’s a good choice for a beach day out on the south coast.
De La Warr Pavilion
This iconic 1930’s renovated building is now a major arts centre. Entry is free so why not wander in and take a look at one of the exhibitions? The outdoor terrace is very popular with locals and tourists – grab a drink and enjoy the view!
Behind the DLWP you’ll spot some concealed fountains between the building and the beach – if it’s a sunny day, the kids will love jumping on the fountains and trying to avoid getting wet!
It’s worth exploring the surrounding area of Bexhill’s popular landmark, the Colonnade! Here you’ll discover some wonderful independent gift shops and businesses. We were recommended ‘Tea Beside the Sea’ – an old fashioned tea room with inside and outside seating. We’ll have to try this next time, along with a visit to ‘The Old Bathing Station’ for ice cream
Visit the Visit 1066 Country website to find out more about Bexhill on Sea. There are often events in the area too, so if you’re not too far away keep an eye on the what’s on listings to see what’s coming up.