East Sussex - Brighton and Eastbourne

The Coastal areas of East Sussex

The Eastbourne and Brighton area is a mix of Victorian and Edwardian properties with a growing number of modern and modern architectural design properties. The areas have a wide mix of young professionals often linked to working in London with good transport links to the capital and other towns throughout East Sussex.

The areas are also popular with young families and often well known as very popular retirement hubs in particular Eastbourne, together with the other south coast towns of Bexhill and Hastings.

Transport Links


Brighton has very good rail links to London, taking just over an hour. Eastbourne and Lewes are also served with good direct rail links to London and the rest other towns in Kent, West and East Sussex.


Gatwick airport is very accessible by road and rail from most parts of East Sussex.


Northbound road connections are well served by the A23/M23 running from Brighton, the A22 from Eastbourne and the A21 from Hastings; all roads will deliver you to the M25 and, ultimately, London. East-West roads are mainly met by the A27, close to the coast and the A272, about 10 miles further north.

The three main towns of East Sussex, Brighton, Eastbourne and Lewes, are thereforevery accessible to the rest of East Sussex and the South East in general.

Brighton and Eastbourne have good bus links with services generally every 30 mins and have services that easily linked to other local towns.

Living and learning in the area

The area has a wide range of schools featuring numerous private schools with very good reputations and with good state schools in selected areas. The University of Sussex (Falmer) and Brighton University (Eastbourne, Falmer, Brighton City and Moulsecoomb) are significant employers in the area and have significant student populations.

The East Sussex county has very good and accessible hospitals, particularly Eastbourne District General Hospital and the renowned teaching hospital, the Royal Sussex County Hospital, in Brighton, both of which can be easily accessed by road or public transport.

Brighton and Eastbourne, as to be expected with largish conurbations, the towns and surrounding areas are well served with GP surgeries and other NHS service providers.

Downtime and socialising

The main feature of the area is the South Downs, which is famous for its rough coast line and sweeping hills - recognised in 2010 by being designated as a National Park, Britain's most recent. Stretching from Eastbourne to Winchester, it is very well known for its coast line and picturesque landscape, providing everything from hiking, cycling and parascendng through to providing ample opportunities for photographers and artists.

Many smaller towns and villages along the coast, and inland, offer quaint and picturesque stops for pub stops and visits. From the windmill at Rottingdean through to Batemans, Rudyard Kipling's home, there is much to see and do.

Nautical elements are well catered for, from the marinas in both Brighton and Eastbourne, and the opportunities for JetSkiing through to Stand Up Paddleboarding. You can also find traditional sea fishing boats stationed at the beaches at Pevensey and Hastings and ample opportunity for sea fishing from many of the beaches.

Both Eastbourne and Brighton have a variety of theatres, cinemas and concert halls and arenas often hosting well known shows and stars of stage and comedy.

Brighton Pier is famous around the world and the Brighton Lanes are ever popular with locals and tourists, with a diverse range of shops and restaurants. Brighton and Eastbourne have a wide range of nightlife accommodating a wide range of styles and tastes - enough for everyone to explore and find.

The larger towns in the area have easy access to local library facilities.

A fantastic place to come and live

The local area is friendly and enjoyable place to live with something for everyone from quiet walks on the downs to memorable wining and dining in the towns, city and countryside.

The downs offer a great environment for young and older families to spend time together and provide a great education in Britain’s natural landscape.

East Sussex in general provides very good rail links form London making it a great place to gain the best of both worlds of the fast paced life of London and more steady relaxed life on the south coast.

If you are considering purchasing in the area employ the local experts, Landview Surveyors. We have surveyors based in Eastbourne and know the housing stock well and are able to conduct a survey appropriate to the property's age and condition with skill and expertise.

Eastbourne area

Brighton area

Eastbourne: Sales volume and mean sale price between 1995 and 2022

Brighton: Sales volume and mean sale price between 1995 and 2022

Eastbourne: Property sales between 1995 and 2022 by property type

Brighton: Property sales between 1995 and 2022 by property type