Eastbourne is said to be the sunniest place in the UK, with the longest duration of daylight hours. During this trip it was a scorching hot day 🔥 with absolutely no shortage of sunshine.
Eastbourne sits on the southern coast of the UK, not too far from it’s noisier neighbour, Brighton – both are popular seaside towns.
A trip to the seaside is always a pleasure and definitely a long standing summertime tradition, along with candyfloss, seaside rock and fish and chips. Personally, I pass on the rock and the candy floss – too sweet. 🍭
There is something soothing and mysterious about being by the sea, I’ll never tire of it.
Interesting fact: “In the UK, the furthest you can get from the sea is a farm in Derbyshire” 🤔
“There’s no such thing as a seagull” – apparently that’s a made up name. Their real names are herring gulls. 🤔
There are a few independent shops dotted around in the main town, including this very well stocked book shop.
As usual with me – I like a nice ‘tin’ which is why I bought the tea…
I love a sea view – so I couldn’t resist these beautiful placemats…I might have one on a shelf or add a hook on the back and display it as a picture.
And of course, the customary fridge magnet.
“The closer you are to the sea, the better you feel. In fact, doctors have been prescribing curative trips to the shore from as early as the 18th century, and recent studies suggest the link between the ocean and health is a scientific fact.”