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Discover Bexhill-on-Sea

Welcome to Discover Bexhill; Bexhill's independent, non-profit-making website.

Nestling between the bustling resorts of Eastbourne and Hastings, the British seaside resort of Bexhill is set in magnificent countryside. There are a wealth of castles, historic attractions and places of interest in and around Bexhill, 1066 Country, Eastbourne and Sussex, for young and old alike.


A Great Place To Live and Visit

Sunset on the beach

If you're thinking of moving to the seaside and are wondering where would be the ideal place, look no further. Bexhill-on-Sea was voted the third best seaside town to live in a 2007 national survey. Bexhill is a quiet and relaxing town that has an elegance all of it's own - a great place to live - a great place to visit.

A 2009 survey by Halifax found that households in Bexhill enjoy an extra four hours of sunshine per week than the average for seaside towns.

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Bexhill-on-Sea History

The King Offa Coin

The first reference to Bexhill, or Bexelei as it was originally called, was in a charter granted by King Offa of Mercia in 772AD. It is recorded that King Offa had 'defeated the men of Hastings' in 771AD.

At this time, the term Hastings would have referred to this whole area rather than the town itself as we know it today. In the charter, King Offa established a church and religious community in Bexhill... more on Bexhill's history.


Photographs of Bexhill-on-Sea

A Moonlight Stroll on the Beach

Photographs of Bexhill

View the gallery of spectacular photographs taken in and around Bexhill-on-Sea. All photographs were taken by Brian and Alastair Hazell.



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The Cooden Beach Hotel - Photo Set directly on the beach in the peaceful village of Cooden, Bexhill-on-Sea with rooms from £60 p.p.p.n. Check the late deals on the Cooden Beach Hotel website.

accommodation image A guide to local guest houses, hotels, self-catering and camping sites. Includes online booking enquiry form.

Bexhill Guide image Request or download a free Bexhill Town Guide booklet; packed with information, events diary and maps for Bexhill and surrounding areas.

16°C
61°F
Latest BBC Weather ImageThursday: Light Rain

Min Temp: 14°C (57°F)

Friday: Heavy Rain
Max Temp: 16°C (61°F)
Min Temp: 9°C (48°F)

Saturday: Light Cloud
Max Temp: 14°C (57°F)
Min Temp: 12°C (54°F)

(weather info from BBC Weather Centre)

map image Use the interactive map of Bexhill to find your way around and to pinpoint attractions. Two static location maps are also available.


Tree Of Hope Logo Alastair Hazell, owner of Discover Bexhill, is proud to be a trustee of the Tree Of Hope Children's Charity in Bexhill-on-Sea.