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Student life in Eastbourne

What is Eastbourne really like?

Bursting with local colour, sunny weather and incredible sea views, Eastbourne is one of the best places for anyone to live. With many local independent cafés, you can really get a taste for Eastbourne without having to worry about breaking the bank!

Travelling in and out of Eastbourne

Eastbourne is a medium-sized town with the majority of day-to-day items available within walking distance. There are also good transport links. There are buses if you don’t feel like walking or trains available if you ever feel like a day trip to Brighton or other local towns (top tip: discounted tickets available if you have a Railcard).

Eastbourne beach and pier

The seafront and the South Downs

There is a reason why Eastbourne is a very popular location for people living outside the town. The seafront provides a perfect opportunity to get away from the stress you may experience from studying. With many small, independent pop-up stands, you can get food and drinks in a matter of minutes, while the arcade on Eastbourne Pier gives you the opportunity to get a little competitive and have some fun with your friends!

Now, if you’re not the type to sit all day at the beach and want to experience something more adventurous, this is going to be perfect. The South Downs National Park is a great adventure while living in Eastbourne. It’s a few hours’ journey on foot, filled with beautiful scenery. It is the ideal place to have a picnic if you find the seafront a little too busy and also provides plenty of free space to play sports and have fun.

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Nightlife but not just clubbing

With the town constantly growing, the opportunities for people who want to have fun on a night out but don’t exactly enjoy clubbing are only increasing! In Eastbourne there are plenty of pubs with student-friendly deals, the cinema, bowling alleys and even a Battle Bar where you can experience things such as axe throwing or mini golf. All great options to spend your evenings in while being easily accessible – within walking distance or a few minutes’ drive. Now for the party lovers, Eastbourne has a solid club base. With plenty of student-friendly deals, you don’t have to worry about spending loads of money or travelling far as clubs are very close to your doorstep.

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Milvydas Lukosius • 7th September 2021

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