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Location of Bexhill Bed &
Bexhill is on the
A259 road to
Emsworth and the
A27 road to
Hastings is linked to
London by the
The town is also has three railway stations, Cooden Beach, Collington, and Bexhill. The railway line was originally built by Brighton-Lewes and Hastings Railway which arrived on 27th June 1846, although the present station was not built until 1891, after the town had become a popular seaside resort. A second line approached the town from the north and was opened on 1st June 1902, but closed on 15th June 1964 during the restructuring of Britain's railways by Dr Beeching.
The local area of Bexhill on
|Bexhill has a great deal to offer. Stroll along the 3 miles of promenade on those glorious sunny days, enjoy the breathtaking scenery whilst resting on the many promenade benches or even the fantastic sandy or pebbled beaches and indulge yourself with a superb ice cream. Beachy Head looms to the East, where sailing boats sail along tranquilly from the local sailing club.|
|For hot summer evenings, head west towards Cooden Beach, when the tide is out you can wander reflectively amongst the pools and sandbars, a simple pleasure, but when the mood is right it is hard to beat. After which you could enjoy a drink and tasty meal at the Cooden Resort hotel with its garden adjoining the beach.|
|At one end of the Promenade is the Cooden Resort Hotel. The roundabout by the hotel was once the turn around point for trams. Walking along the beach you pass The Clock Tower which was originally intended for the Coronation of Edward VII in 1902, but was not completed until 1904. You will then pass the most famous building in Bexhill the De La Warr Pavilion. This is Bexhill's most famous building and featured in Poirot’s ABC murders on ITV. Built in the International Modernist style the pavilion was the first large public building to be built using a welded steel frame and opened in 1935. Just along from the De La Warr pavilion you pass The War Memorial, which was unveiled in December 1920, next to it is The Sailing Club which now occupies the site of Bexhill’s first entertainment pavilion, The Kursaal built in 1896. In 1902 Britain held its first Motor race in Bexhill on Sea along the promenade, from The Sackville Hotel to Galley Hill, reaching speeds of 54 mph the winner was a car designed by Leon Serpollet's and called Easter Egg Steam Car. At the time this was the fastest car in the world. The Promenade ends at Galley Hill where you can see the remains of a World War II bunker. Spike Milligan who was based at Bexhill from 1940 - 1942 wrote about this bunker in his book 'Adolf Hitler - My Part In His Downfall' and of course later referred back to the town in the Goon Show's 'The Dreaded Batter Pudding Hurler (of Bexhill-on-Sea)'.|
If you are looking for an alternative to the
beach, then head
slightly inland and visit Egerton Park, an ideal
place to take young children with its
beautifully cared for playground and its boating
lake, tennis courts and bowling greens. The park is home to Bexhill Museum
which has remained in its current location since
1914 and houses an impressive collection of
objects. Little Common to walk across
the country park, or perhaps going on up Pear Tree
Lane to Highwoods, an area of public access
woodland with nature trails and walks signposted
from the entrance.
|Further in town you come to Bexhill Down a great place to walk the dog, or on summer evenings play the Sussex game of “stool ball” for one of the local teams or watch the Cricket club in action. North of the Downs is The Down Mill, also known as Hoad's Mill, which the famous artist L.S. Lowry painted shortly before its demise in 1960. Possibly dating from the 18th century the mill finally fell down in 1965 and only the stump now remains, but the painting is in Bexhill Museum's collection. Next to the Down is The Drill Hall, which was originally built for artillery volunteers in 1901 and the new Bexhill Leisure Centre. It is an indoor complex with gym and health suite, squash courts, climbing walls, and fitness rooms. It also has a sports hall which can be hired by members for a range of sports, a bar, a function room and a children’s play area.|
|In the Old Town you will find the Manor Gardens. The ruins mark the site where the Manor House built about 1250 used to stand. The Manor House was once home to the Bishops of Chichester, who at the time owned the town. You will also find St Peter's Church which is Saxon in origin with a Norman tower and is considered to be the church mentioned in the Charter of 772 by King Offa.|
|The town centre has a good range of small shops for daily needs, but for the serious shopper, Eastbourne and Hastings are close by. Hastings and Eastbourne cater for older teenagers and adults with clubs and discos. Bexhill has a swimming pool and ten pin bowling alley.|
Rye Summer brings out the best of ancient and
modern in this tranquil coastal town.
From Rye your almost in France, but very much in the heart of England. You can amble through historic streets, shop at markets teeming with local produce and eat in friendly, reasonably priced local restaurants.
The towns ancient and cobbled streets make it a perennial favourite with visitors, many of whom then look to move here. Comedian Spike Milligan owned a house here. Rye is famous for its many older properties.
One of the ancient Cinque ports, it's less than two hours by train from London, but is far from being a commuter hot-spot as there is no direct link, travellers need to change at Ashford International. Therefore Rye has managed to retain a tranquil, timeless feel. It is also situated just 30 miles from Dover and the Channel Tunnel linking us to France.