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.
If you want to know how to locate an attraction, please see the interactive maps page.
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.
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.
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.
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 and indoor bowling centre offer the perfect way to while away those hours. Children will love the adventure playground with its zip-wire, climbing tree house and sand play area.
Egerton park is surrounded in beauty with some lovely displays of bedding plants and that great feeling of freedom that only nature can bring.
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
Polegrove Bowls Club website. Tel. 01424 220263.
Bexhill Leisure Pool is operated by Freedom Leisure and is based at Ravenside Retail Park. The complex incorporates a 25m swimming pool with beach area, flume and wave machine. Extra facilities include a small gymnasium and sauna. For those parents who just want to observe from the sideline whilst their children swim, there is a cafe offering hot and cold beverages, lunches and snacks.
Ravenside Retail Park. TN40 2JS. Tel: 01424 731508.
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.
Down Road, Bexhill, East Sussex. TN39 4HS. Tel: 01424 731171.
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-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.
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.
The Sunday roast dinner - a tradition that remains popular with the UK population, unlike doorstep milk, Christmas cards and playing conkers.
There have been a number of recent discussions on the Bexhill Facebook group centring around how the population of Bexhill can better help local homeless people.
Get your sparklers at the ready as Bexhill hosts its first bonfire celebration for what is, it must be said, a very long time.
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Tuesday: Heavy Rain
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Wednesday: Thick Cloud
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Min temp: 10°C (50°F)
Thursday: Light Cloud
Max temp: 12°C (54°F)
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Bexhill Museum Lecture: ‘Edward Wadsworth, Painter From The Slade To The De La Warr Pavillion’
2.30pm at St Augustine’s Church Hall, St Augustine’s Close.
No Exit Covers Band
7pm at No.48 Devonshire Rd.
Cinema Nights - Calvary
7.30pm at De La Warr Pavilion.
Bexhill Untied Reserves FC V Lingfield Reserves FC In The Sussex County Reserve Section (East)
Club House open from 2pm and K at The Polegrove Recreation Ground, Brockley Road.