Things to do in Bexhill-on-Sea
Not many towns of Bexhill-on-Sea's size can lay claim to what it does. It's welcomed so many famous face to its shores over the years. From the site of Bob Marley’s first UK performance to featuring Andy Warhol’s world-famous art, Bexhill is a centre of culture that punches well above its weight.
Affectionately known as Bexhill, the town is home to an impressive variety of experiences given its relatively small size. You’re in pole position to see and experience all the things to do in Bexhill when you stay with us at Combe Haven Holiday Park. Our Sussex spot is just three miles away from Bexhill, so the things listed here are just a short ride or energetic walk away from your Haven accommodation.
De La Warr Pavilion
Address: Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1DP
De La Warr Pavilion is a grand place and visiting here is undoubtedly one of the best things to do in Bexhill-on-Sea. The 1935 Grade I-listed building sits in a smashing location too, overlooking the English Channel just steps from the coast on a raised platform of its own. Free to visit, the pavilion is a hub of cultural life in the town. There are artistic exhibitions, live music and comedy performances in the evenings, and ‘Music’s Not Dead’, an independent record store in the pavilion foyer.
This is where in 1972 Bob Marley first performed to a UK audience, and De La Warr Pavilion continues to host star-studded names. There’s a cool café bar that’s ideal for lunch, and you can tie in a visit here with a walk along the beach. All in all, this is a brilliant day out when you stay with us at Combe Haven.
Address: Egerton Rd, Bexhill-on-Sea TN39 3HL
Another must-see thing to do in Bexhill-on-Sea, the town’s museum has been welcoming visitors since it swung open its doors in 1914. The museum prides itself on preserving historical artefacts from Bexhill and the surrounding areas, covering everything from nature to man-made developments. It’s a great place to bring the kids, being educational but far from boring with it.
Eddie Izzard hosts a family model railway here which is brilliant for enthusiasts, and there are some fascinating insights into life in the town pre, during and post-World War Two. Check it out on your next visit.
Address: 45 Egerton Rd, Bexhill-on-Sea TN39 3HN
Egerton Park is a lovely little area to spend some quality time with the family. Suitable for all ages, you can sit down, enjoy a drink in the café and watch the kids make childhood memories that last a lifetime on the climbing frames and in the playground.
There’s a scenic sensory garden to walk around, and for a spot of sport, there are eight tennis courts to practice your forehand, backhand and slices on. Simply head to the office next to them to hire one for you and the family.
Glyne Gap Beach
Address: Hastings Rd, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 2JS
We’re beach aficionados here at Haven so it would be rude of us to not include Glyne Gap Beach as one of the best things to do in Bexhill-on-Sea. Located to the east of the town and conveniently close to our holiday park at Combe Haven, Glyne Gap is great for a dog walk and a sit down to sample the real breath of fresh air from the English Channel.
Its quietness is its strength, and whilst it’s nothing fancy, it does characterise the feeling of being on holiday in a nutshell. Pay it a visit on your way back to your van.
Do some vintage shopping in town
Address: Unit 10, The Mall, Western Rd, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1DX – start at Love Ria Clothing Boutique
If you’re a bargain hunter, then you’re going to love Bexhill’s high street and its surroundings. The entire area is known as a hub of vintage goods and attracts many a visitor looking for something retro to bring home with them. There are ample antique and independent stores to choose from, so whatever you have in mind, you’re likely to find it when you head into the centre of town.
We suggest starting off at Love Ria Clothing Boutique. Starlings, Salvridges and Willow are just three of the other shops you should put into the sat nav and discover, and they’re all in walking distance of one and other. By browsing and shopping here, you’re ticking off one of the best things to do in Bexhill-on-Sea.