Business Trips in my Corporate Life have led me to visit multiple places both in my homeland and abroad. The United Kingdom or shortly as the UK is one of my favorite spots where I can connect myself. Memories keep on revisiting me every time I recollect my travel trips. In the past few days as I was reminiscing my old travels, a trip to the UK’s sunniest place Eastbourne flashed across my mind. And I could not resist penning down my memorable and awesome experience of visiting this beautiful picturesque town. Well, this is not going to be like a tour guide. I am going to share some of the spectacular scenic wonders I witnessed during my visit to the UK’s sunniest place Eastbourne. The town is located at East Sussex, 19 miles from Brighton.
The Scenic Drive
We started off our journey from Croydon early morning in a car. It took us about 2 hours to reach since we had halted at Brighton too for some quick nature walks. The weather was so pleasant and refreshing that we could not stop ourselves from clicking pictures of the amazing landscape around us. The moment we reached the coastal town and UK’s sunniest place Eastbourne, a gust of fresh air greeted us. The freshness purified us in a jiffy and we were overwhelmed to soak more into its serenity and calmness. Our plan was to explore the beach, the cliff, and the gorgeous grainlands.
The Beachy Head
The highest chalk sea cliff of Great Britain is one the best places to visit in UK’s sunniest place Eastbourne. A lighthouse near the cliff adds to the breathtaking beauty of the place. It was an incredible feeling to gaze at the majestic sea cliff and dazzle in its alluring beauty. Geological studies have proved that the cliff was formed almost 50 to 100 million years ago. The entire area was beneath the sea. At the end of the iconic Ice Age, the English Channel was formed and the chalk was broken off to form the range of astonishing cliffs. The erosions of the cliffs have been caused mainly by the waves and rockfalls. Rising at a height of about 162 meters above sea level, the place encapsulates nature’s exclusive beauty within its core.
The intriguing beauty of the place has attracted several Hollywood filmmakers and directors to shoot some exclusive shots at the Beachy Head. The prominent films being Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Hitman’s Bodyguard, Battle of Britain, and many more.
Eastbourne Downland Estate
The estate is spread across an area of almost 2000 hectares of land. The majority of which is farmland and the rest is accessible to the public including the Beachy Head and its lighthouse. The Eastbourne Borough Council is responsible for the management and maintenance of the entire down-land estate. The farmland is subdivided into a Black robin, Chalk, Bullock Down, and Cornish farms. Besides, another key attraction of the estate is the 32 separately designated Scheduled Ancient Monuments or SAMs.
The pier is one of the best spots to chill and relax in the UK’s sunniest place Eastbourne. Its construction was abandoned and hence the incomplete part is present on the waters. It is a unique feeling to stroll across the beaches and walk towards the pier; a place to unwind yourself. There is an area for entertainment and amusement just behind the pier and the beach. Victorian hotels, fast food restaurants, and street-side shops are present along the land area.
The beach is vast and the sands are a wonderful combination of golden and whitish colors. It stretches from Pier to the Wish Tower. You can find the entire area of the beach is lined with royal Victorian hotels. We sat and relaxed at the beach, experiencing the magnificent beauty of the pier and the sea waters. We witnessed the sunset spreading a golden hue across the horizon; a breathtaking experience. The pier was illuminated for a moment with the reflection of the setting sun. With this astounding view, we ended our trip to Eastbourne.
It was tough to part away from the place, wrapped with such gorgeous wonders. Yet we had to leave, returning back with unforgettable memories.
Before I end, you must be wondering “Why Eastbourne is called UK’s sunniest place?”
The reason being the weather of Eastbourne is generally cool, calm, and mild since it is protected from the heat waves by the cliffs of Beachy Head.
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