An exclusive seaside resort in the 19th century, Bexhill still retains an air of faded grandeur. And with art galleries, museums and an array of leisure activities, there are plenty of things to do for all the family.
Visitors can travel to the laid-back seaside town of Bexhill in around one hour and 45 minutes from London Victoria. The quintessential British seaside town, Bexhill offers visitors the chance to relax by the sea, enjoy some water sports or simply stroll along the promenade.
We’ve made getting to Bexhill easy with direct trains from London so you can start your break by the sea feeling stress-free. As you alight the train, you’ll find the traditional red brick railway station is located a stone’s throw from the shore.
Getting to Bexhill
Our trains are your best bet for getting to Bexhill for a fun day out. Like all popular seaside towns, finding somewhere to park can often prove to be a stressful experience. Take the angst out of a family day trip to the coast by arriving by train.
Don’t forget there are plenty of ways you can save on your Bexhill days out too. Buy your train tickets with a Railcard - not only for young people and seniors, there are Family and Friends Railcards and Two Together to name but a few, and each could save you up to 1/3 off your train fare. It’s worth exploring Off-Peak train times for your trip and you could not only save money compared with busier periods, you could enjoy a quieter carriage too. If you like to plan ahead, you could save with an Advance ticket - released up to 12 weeks before departure.
At Southern we here to help you get the most out of your Bexhill days out.
Things to do in Bexhill
Bexhill found fame as an exclusive seaside resort for well-to-do Londoners and evidence of this can be found throughout the town with its sweeping promenade and ornate Victorian redbrick terraces that line the seafront, as well as sprawling parks and European style plazas.
Holidaymakers can stroll along the grand promenade and admire the sea views on one side and the luxurious Victorian mansion blocks on the other. On the seafront, the De La Warr Pavilion, named after the 9th Earl, is a majestic art deco building. Visitors can admire the contemporary art exhibitions, attend comedy gigs and concerts, and because it’s a short stroll from the railway station, taking the train takes the stress out getting to Bexhill for an evening event.
The Bexhill Museum houses unique collections documenting the history of Bexhill, as well as its motoring heritage. Backing onto the museum is the fabulous Egerton Park. The perfect spot for a picnic, Egerton Park has a popular children’s play-zone, fitness area and tennis courts and it still retains an air of the Edwardian park it once was.
A trip to a great British seaside town wouldn’t be complete without a paddle in the sea. The beaches along the south coast are mainly shingle, but at low tide there’s a good expanse of sand to play on at Bexhill - perfect for building sandcastles. Or, you can simply hire a beach hut for the day and sit eating fish and chips, washed down with a 99 ice cream!
If you’re feeling a bit more active or the weather has taken a turn for the worse, head to Bexhill Leisure Pool. With its wave machine and water flume you and your family will have a whale of a time splashing around the swimming pool.