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A relaxing walk, with a well deserved sit down and a cuppa

A great place for a gentle stroll, just sitting and watching the sea slowly roll in and out, or... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2018
dick h
Derby, United Kingdom
Relax and take in the view ...

Great for watching the Airshow but also for the rock pooling and generally enjoying the beach with... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2018
Denise S
London, United Kingdom
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“western end”(4 reviews)
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All reviews dotto train western end tea chalet lovely cafe walk along the beach land train sea front eastbourne seafront rock pools cakes free parking beachy head lovely walk jackdaws tide toilets benches
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

A great place for a gentle stroll, just sitting and watching the sea slowly roll in and out, or enjoying the beach. Judging by all the dedicated benches stretching along the prom, this has been a popular spot for years and years. We always go...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dick h
Reviewed August 22, 2018

Great for watching the Airshow but also for the rock pooling and generally enjoying the beach with the bonus of the cafe ...

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Denise S
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Always wondered what was at the end of the promenade going west from the pier, found an absolute gem, worth the walk, plenty of beach, toilets, lots of paths up to the road and a cute cafe, had a yummy Chelsea bun and latte. Well...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 19CMK68
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

This beach is right at the far Western end of the promenade. I have found more sand here in the past and it is much quieter than near the pier. The Dotto land train departs from here once an hour. The cafe is very nice...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank sheepygold
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Stumbled upon Holywell Beach by accident when getting a day of fresh air on the beach../. Nothing fancy, just a great portion of chips and lovely service! Will be back for sure

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Matthew A
Reviewed May 28, 2018

the holywell beach is very nice has great walks to it ideal for people in wheelchairs and pushchairs has great views

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank apenfold63
Reviewed May 23, 2018

This is a wonderful place. The tearoom is right next to the beach and on a nice day the setting is glorious. There's plenty of space. Lots of tables and sun shades if you want one. The snacks are great as well. Watch out for...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Don T
Reviewed May 17, 2018

Beach is pebbly but clean with some sandy parts. Good eatery close buy selling a variety of food. Visited two weeks ago but saddened to see that the few beach huts that were there had been set alight....so burnt out debris still left.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank sljoynson
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Walk here frequently and come and enjoy the beach and the opportunity to walk along the beach under the cliffs. Lots of interesting rock pools if the tide is right. Good cafe too. Recommended

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Susan H
Reviewed March 16, 2018

Set in the foot of the cliffs at the western end of Eastbourne, this eatery is set back from the beach beneath the Victorian Holywell Retreat. Ample outdoor and indoor seating, and a good range of food available from snacks to light meals.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank David P
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Jan C
January 10, 2018|
Response from Z4073IEkimj | Reviewed this property |
The beach is pebble and sea can be rough but ok for a swim
Norman H
May 21, 2017|
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Response from norfolkgirl-Heacham | Reviewed this property |
I didn't do any fishing.