Eastbourne beats Brighton in seaside poll

Eastbourne is the fourth best place to live by the sea in the UK

Eastbourne is the fourth best place to live by the sea in the UK

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Eastbourne has been named as the fourth best place to live by the sea in the UK – beating Brighton into ninth.

The Times newspaper poll, compiled by their property and money editor, revealed Broadstairs in Kent to be the best seaside home, followed by Dartmouth in Devon and Filey in North Yorkshire.

Making the case for Eastbourne in fourth, the article read: “It claims to be the sunniest place in Britain, and it lets you make the most of the sun: it has an elegant prom, ice-cream parlours aplenty and water sports such as kite surfing.”

Brighton was five places back with Fowey, Cornwall, Topsham, Devon, Whitby, Yorkshire and Weymouth in Dorset, between the two Sussex entries.

Brighton was said to feature “Regency houses, quirky shops, incredible architecture (the Royal Pavilion and the Grade II-listed pier to name just two) all within an hour of London.

“Brighton has long been one of the most popular locations in the country. The only problem is that you have to share it with tourists and hen parties.”

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7:12am Tue 26 Mar 13

Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit says...

Eastbourne's nice because it IS a less-popular destination and thus not so crowded. Brighton is taking steps to make itself 'nicer' by actively discouraging visitors, but it's got a long way to go before it can call itself a genteel middle-class town for smug, socially-aware people. Some of us hope it never gets there.
Eastbourne's nice because it IS a less-popular destination and thus not so crowded. Brighton is taking steps to make itself 'nicer' by actively discouraging visitors, but it's got a long way to go before it can call itself a genteel middle-class town for smug, socially-aware people. Some of us hope it never gets there. Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit
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7:25am Tue 26 Mar 13

Ballroom Blitz says...

It depends what you want, I guess. Eastbourne if you want clean and tidy, but slightly dull, Brighton if you want scruffy but edgy.
It depends what you want, I guess. Eastbourne if you want clean and tidy, but slightly dull, Brighton if you want scruffy but edgy. Ballroom Blitz
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7:44am Tue 26 Mar 13

fred clause says...

No real surprise they don't have a green council in Eastbourne ruining it lol
No real surprise they don't have a green council in Eastbourne ruining it lol fred clause
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8:33am Tue 26 Mar 13

HJarrs says...

From the results it looks like the readership of the Times are getting on in years.
From the results it looks like the readership of the Times are getting on in years. HJarrs
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9:17am Tue 26 Mar 13

Plantpot says...

There is a reason why Private Eye calls B&H "Skidrow-On-Sea".
There is a reason why Private Eye calls B&H "Skidrow-On-Sea". Plantpot
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9:23am Tue 26 Mar 13

Dealing with idiots says...

Having spoken to Eastbournes economic development officer, their visitor footfall in up as a direct result of the parking charge robbery in Brighton & Hove. They even sent a big thank you to Kitbrat and his green lickspittles for sending them so many people. Roll on 2015!
Having spoken to Eastbournes economic development officer, their visitor footfall in up as a direct result of the parking charge robbery in Brighton & Hove. They even sent a big thank you to Kitbrat and his green lickspittles for sending them so many people. Roll on 2015! Dealing with idiots
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9:31am Tue 26 Mar 13

s&k says...

Let's face it Brighton is overrrated. Good nightlife for students/stag dos. Pretty good live music circuit. Mostly mediocre shopping. Eateries ok. Sport/leisure and facilities for young people/families very poor.
Let's face it Brighton is overrrated. Good nightlife for students/stag dos. Pretty good live music circuit. Mostly mediocre shopping. Eateries ok. Sport/leisure and facilities for young people/families very poor. s&k
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9:35am Tue 26 Mar 13

chrisso says...

s&k wrote:
Let's face it Brighton is overrrated. Good nightlife for students/stag dos. Pretty good live music circuit. Mostly mediocre shopping. Eateries ok. Sport/leisure and facilities for young people/families very poor.
Brighton's shopping is ok, certainly more varied than Eastbourne.
[quote][p][bold]s&k[/bold] wrote: Let's face it Brighton is overrrated. Good nightlife for students/stag dos. Pretty good live music circuit. Mostly mediocre shopping. Eateries ok. Sport/leisure and facilities for young people/families very poor.[/p][/quote]Brighton's shopping is ok, certainly more varied than Eastbourne. chrisso
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10:38am Tue 26 Mar 13

jamus77 says...

Brighton is fantastic for places to eat and drink and the shopping knocks spots of any other coastal town in Sussex. But it is very much a young persons' - (under 35) - kind of place. Not sure about Eastbourne, nice seafront, but dodgy town centre. I think Worthing's got a lot more going for it than Eastbourne, personally. Better connected, just as nice promenade, better beach, and better shopping. And closer to Brighton!
Brighton is fantastic for places to eat and drink and the shopping knocks spots of any other coastal town in Sussex. But it is very much a young persons' - (under 35) - kind of place. Not sure about Eastbourne, nice seafront, but dodgy town centre. I think Worthing's got a lot more going for it than Eastbourne, personally. Better connected, just as nice promenade, better beach, and better shopping. And closer to Brighton! jamus77
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10:43am Tue 26 Mar 13

bluemonday says...

Eastbourne and Brighton are 2 completely different entities,one has a sedate relaxed comfortable atmosphere where crime is quite low and living standards are generally good,where as the other one is determined to make itself the blackpool of the southcoast.
But both do have there good and bad points
Eastbourne and Brighton are 2 completely different entities,one has a sedate relaxed comfortable atmosphere where crime is quite low and living standards are generally good,where as the other one is determined to make itself the blackpool of the southcoast. But both do have there good and bad points bluemonday
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10:51am Tue 26 Mar 13

Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit says...

I always liked Keith Waterhouse's description of Brighton that it was town that "always looked as if it were helping the police with their enquiries".
I always liked Keith Waterhouse's description of Brighton that it was town that "always looked as if it were helping the police with their enquiries". Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit
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12:07pm Tue 26 Mar 13

Metro Reader says...

I knew Whitby was on the Coast but I did not know that the whole county of Yorkshire was!

As for Brighton, agree with comments about it being over rated and I will be leaving soon, thank fully.
I knew Whitby was on the Coast but I did not know that the whole county of Yorkshire was! As for Brighton, agree with comments about it being over rated and I will be leaving soon, thank fully. Metro Reader
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12:21pm Tue 26 Mar 13

lordenglandofsussex says...

Eastbourne is by far a better place to live and raise a family. I would have said Brighton 40 years ago because in those days crime was far less and it was safe to walk the streets. Brighton was a clean town too in those days.

Brighton suffers from serious crime, it is a dirty place, overcrowded and has a pretentious crowd who call themselves Bohemian but the reality is that they are nothing more than workshy, drug sniffing trash.
Eastbourne is by far a better place to live and raise a family. I would have said Brighton 40 years ago because in those days crime was far less and it was safe to walk the streets. Brighton was a clean town too in those days. Brighton suffers from serious crime, it is a dirty place, overcrowded and has a pretentious crowd who call themselves Bohemian but the reality is that they are nothing more than workshy, drug sniffing trash. lordenglandofsussex
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12:33pm Tue 26 Mar 13

mimseycal says...

Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit wrote:
I always liked Keith Waterhouse's description of Brighton that it was town that "always looked as if it were helping the police with their enquiries".
Wonderful!
[quote][p][bold]Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit[/bold] wrote: I always liked Keith Waterhouse's description of Brighton that it was town that "always looked as if it were helping the police with their enquiries".[/p][/quote]Wonderful! mimseycal
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1:10pm Tue 26 Mar 13

Gary Manilow says...

Eastbourne is great, just ask the foreign students who get beaten up there year in year out.
Eastbourne is great, just ask the foreign students who get beaten up there year in year out. Gary Manilow
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4:04pm Tue 26 Mar 13

Hoarder12345444 says...

chrisso wrote:
s&k wrote:
Let's face it Brighton is overrrated. Good nightlife for students/stag dos. Pretty good live music circuit. Mostly mediocre shopping. Eateries ok. Sport/leisure and facilities for young people/families very poor.
Brighton's shopping is ok, certainly more varied than Eastbourne.
Yes. Eastbourne is a lovely place, very clean and nice. But that's about it. Brighton has lots of character and history and great places to shop and eat and the nightlife for me, is better than London. Its certainly better than any other Sussex town. Depends what you like. Eastbourne is a lovely place for a peaceful afternoon stroll on the seafront. Brighton is a place to come to get involved in all sorts of stuff, such as the Festivals etc.
[quote][p][bold]chrisso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]s&k[/bold] wrote: Let's face it Brighton is overrrated. Good nightlife for students/stag dos. Pretty good live music circuit. Mostly mediocre shopping. Eateries ok. Sport/leisure and facilities for young people/families very poor.[/p][/quote]Brighton's shopping is ok, certainly more varied than Eastbourne.[/p][/quote]Yes. Eastbourne is a lovely place, very clean and nice. But that's about it. Brighton has lots of character and history and great places to shop and eat and the nightlife for me, is better than London. Its certainly better than any other Sussex town. Depends what you like. Eastbourne is a lovely place for a peaceful afternoon stroll on the seafront. Brighton is a place to come to get involved in all sorts of stuff, such as the Festivals etc. Hoarder12345444
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5:26pm Tue 26 Mar 13

John60 says...

Eastbourne is a great place to go when you're ready to join all of the other coffin dodgers for your last breath on this planet.
Eastbourne is a great place to go when you're ready to join all of the other coffin dodgers for your last breath on this planet. John60
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