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The essential guide to shopping in Eastbourne

Made famous by its exquisite pier, impressive marina and fascinating war history, Eastbourne is a charming seaside resort known for many different things. But have you ever wondered what the shops are like in Eastbourne?

It boasts an exciting variety of stores that guarantee something for everyone, so when you next take a trip, be prepared to make the return journey laden with plenty of bags! Here are our top locations you MUST visit for shopping in Eastbourne.  

The Beacon Shopping Centre 

Filled with some of the biggest brands, you won’t have to look far to find some of your favourite high-street stores when you visit this Eastbourne shopping centre. We know a day of retail therapy can be taxing on the body, but there are no end of cafés to choose from so that you can rest your weary legs and recharge your batteries. 

Situated less than a 5-minute walk from the station, this is the ideal place to visit for the day and with frequent trains to Eastbourne, you’ll have no issues finding one to suit your schedule. 

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Little Chelsea independent shops  

If you’re a sucker for independent retailers then you’ll love what Little Chelsea has to offer. With dozens of stores available, you can explore the old Victorian streets and some of the best independent shops in Eastbourne. Here, you’ll find anything you need including books, antiques and home furnishings. 
Highly rated on TripAdvisor, you and your friends can enjoy a charming day out shopping in Little Chelsea.

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Eastbourne Borough market  

A great option if you want to avoid any Eastbourne shopping centre is the town’s Borough market. Held every Wednesday and Sunday, this is one of the quirkier options for shopping in Eastbourne. 
Featuring the likes of fresh fruit and veg, delicious cakes or stylish handbags, this market will have everything you need – and you might find a bargain while you’re at it, too. If you would like more information, the market’s Facebook page is filled with everything you’ll need to know ahead of your visit. 

As you can see, whether you’re looking to do some shopping in Eastbourne town centre or are on the hunt for amazing independent retailers, you’ll be spoilt for choice so start planning your trip to Eastbourne now.  

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