Bexhill-on-Sea

Bexhill-on-Sea

Located in East Sussex, between Hastings and Eastbourne, Bexhill-on-Sea has existed in some form since at least the 8th century. In the late 19th century, the 7th Earl De La Warr took it upon himself to modernise the rural village into an exclusive seaside resort by contracting the builder John Webb to construct the first sea wall and the De La Warr Parade.

Many elements of Bexhill-on-Sea’s early transformation still exist, including the two-mile long promenade, where visitors can take a stroll, relax on a deckchair, or rent a beach hut. The famous De La Warr Pavilion sits on the seafront and is the cultural hub of the town.

Commissioned in 1935 and designed by architects Eric Mendlesohn and Serge Chermayeff, the Pavilion was the first public building in Britain to be built in the Modernist style. Today, you can see a varied programme of arts throughout the year.

The fascinating Museum of Costume and Social History is located in the Old Town Manor Gardens, and the Bexhill Museum displays a range of artefacts and dinosaur skeletons from India and Africa.

If you’re looking for the quintessential seaside town, Bexhill-on-Sea is a must visit location.

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Bexhill-on-Sea