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Bexhill-on-Sea has a considerable number of things to see and do. These include historical, entertainment and sports attractions for all ages. We feature on this page information and photographs of the most popular attractions.

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Trevithick on De-La-Warr Parade

  De-La-Warr Pavilion  
De-La-Warr Pavilion

The De La Warr Pavilion re-opened in October 2005 as a national centre for contemporary arts. It is one of the most significant spaces in the emerging network of new arts venues in the south east of England as well as a place for entertainment, education, refreshment and relaxation for the community of Bexhill and beyond.

- History of the De La Warr Pavilion.
- De-La-Warr Pavilion Web Site.

Bexhill Museum

Bexhill Museum re-opened in 2009 after a £2m+ refurbishment. New galleries cover Bexhill's motoring heritage plus costume and social history. Original features are retained in the Sargent Gallery. A lift ensures full wheelchair access. New facilities include toilets and cafe. The museum was started in 1914 by enthusiasts specialising in natural history, archaeology and ethnography and offers an incredible insight into town history, its famous residents and visitors and historic milestones that have made Bexhill internationally famous. It is an ideal place for adults and children to discover history and to journey through time. Located to the South side of Egerton Park facing Egerton Road.

  Outside of Bexhill Museum  
  Inside Bexhill Museum Eddie Izzard opening the new Museum  

Bexhill Museum Web Site

  Motor Racing Heritage Centre  
Motoring Heritage Centre

The Motoring Heritage Centre is featured at the Sackville on De-La-Warr Parade. The centre features photos and historical information on the original 1902 to 1904 races, and highlights Bexhill's place in history as the birthplace of British motor racing. More photographs of Bexhill's motoring history can be found at the Cooden Beach Heritage Gallery.

Egerton Park

Located just to the West of Bexhill town centre, Egerton park has many attractions on offer that appeal to young and old alike. If you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of life, the park can offer the peace, solace and relaxation required. Or, if you are feeling more adventurous, you can try out any of the attractions on offer. The boating lake, tennis courts, putting green and indoor bowling centre offer the perfect way to while away those hours. Children will love the adventure playground. Egerton park is surrounded in beauty with some lovely displays of bedding plants and that great feeling of freedom that only nature can bring.

Egerton Park Tennis. Tel. 01424 787912 (note that the tennis office is only open in the summer).

  Egerton Park  
  Egerton Park Boating Lake Egerton Park Bowling Club  

  The Horse Show at the Polegrove  
  The Polegrove Bowls Club Cricket at The Polegrove  
The Polegrove Recreation Ground

The Polegrove is situated to the West of Egerton Park in Brockley Road. It is the recreation ground used by many of Bexhill's sporting clubs including Bexhill Town football club and Bexhill's cricket and rugby teams.

The Polegrove also hosts the Bexhill Horse Show each year as well as other events including the Party in the Polegrove music festival. Next to the main field is the Polegrove Bowls Club.
Polegrove Bowls Club. Tel. 01424 220263.
Bowls Club Website

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Sailing, Sea Angling and Rowing Clubs

Bexhill Sailing Club is a friendly family sailing club with excellent facilities and is located on De-La Warr Parade. A full programme of racing and cruises begins in March and extends to mid November. More on Bexhill Sailing Club.

Bexhill Sea Angling club is situated at the East end of De-La Warr Parade, at the foot of Galley Hill, for anyone interested in giving sea angling a go.

Bexhill Rowing Club was first formed in June 1893, and are always welcoming new members. Training nights are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Bexhill Sailing Club. Tel. 01424 212906
Bexhill Rowing Club. Tel. 01424 210153
Bexhill Sea Angling Club. Tel. 01424 734292

  Sailing at Bexhill  
  Bexhill Sailing Club Bexhill Rowing Club Regatta  

Bexhill Sailing Club Web Site
Bexhill Sea Angling Club Web Site
Bexhill Rowing Club Web Site

  Cooden Beach Golf Club  

Highwoods Golf Club Website
Cooden Beach Golf Club Website

Golf Courses

Bexhill-on-Sea boasts two of the best golf courses in East Sussex. The Cooden Beach Golf Course was described as 'a good sporting course' by James Braid when it was first opened in 1912. The course is both fun and challenging for every class of player. Highwoods Golf Course is located slightly more inland. Established in 1924, it has matured over the years into one of the finest courses in the area.

Highwoods. Ellerslie Lane. Tel. 01424 212625.
Cooden Beach. Cooden Sea Road. Tel. 01424 842040.

Bexhill Leisure Centre

Bexhill Leisure Centre is located on Bexhill Down. It has a 74 station gym, health suite, exercise studio, 3 squash courts, sports hall offering badminton, trampolining, gymnastics, football, karate and basketball. Other facilities include a creche, soft play and function room hire.

Contact Details
Down Road, Bexhill, East Sussex. TN39 4HS. Tel: 01424 731171
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  Bexhill Leisure Centre  

Photographs courtesy of Brian 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.

Latest BBC Weather ImageFriday: Partly Cloudy

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Saturday: Sunny
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Sunday: Light Cloud
Max Temp: 15°C (59°F)
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