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Welcome to Bexhill-on-Sea

Bexhill-on-Sea is the Birthplace of British Motor Racing, home of the De La Warr Pavilion and Guinness World Record breaker for the largest Charleston dance.

Bexhill-on-Sea is a tranquil, seaside town located at the very heart of the district of Rother; a great place to live and visit. Discover Bexhill is an independent website brought to you by local entrepreneur Alastair Hazell.

Motor racing history

It was the 8th Earl de la Warr who offered his sea front estate, because of its proximity to the ferries to the Continent, on which to host the first International Motor Race Meeting in this Country in 1902, in conjunction with the Automobile Club of Britain and Ireland, which later became the RAC. The Sackville, which still stands today, was their headquarters for the Motor Races, which continued in Bexhill until the first purpose built track was opened in Brooklands in 1907.

Did you know?

Bob Marley's first ever UK gig was at the De La Warr Pavilion in July 1972. He appeared as support for Johnny Nash in an event organised by Bexhill Lions Club to raise money for the Glyne Gap swimming pool fund.

Upcoming events

19 Oct

The Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show In Horsham
10:00 - 17:00 at De La Warr Pavilion, Marina.

31 Oct

Halloween Scarefest Part1
6pm at Manor Barn.

01 Nov

Halloween Scarefest Part2
7.30pm at Manor Barn.

02 Nov

Spooky Disco
6pm until Midnight at Centre Stage, Bexhill,.

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Weather for Bexhill-on-Sea

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Today: Thundery Showers

Max temp: 18°C (65°F)
Min temp: 12°C (54°F)

Tuesday: Light Rain Showers

Max temp: 16°C (61°F)
Min temp: 12°C (54°F)

Wednesday: Heavy Rain

Max temp: 16°C (60°F)
Min temp: 10°C (50°F)

About Bexhill

Bexhill seems to have retained all the best qualities of English life since the turn of the last century whilst managing to avoid most of the unpleasant influences that seem to have plagued so many other towns. Read more about Bexhill in the About Bexhill page.

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