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Eastbourne Seafront

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Eastbourne Seafront
Langney Point Car Park
Eastbourne
East Sussex
England
BN23 6LW
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The seafront promenade in Eastbourne has undergone major renovation in recent years and there is now a hard surfaced trail that extends from the Wishing Tower at the eastern end as far west as Sovereign Harbour. For much of its length it forms part of a cycle trail however markings on the path surface denote clear division between pedestrians and cyclists.

 Our researchers started at Langney Point where there is a designated parking space and toilet and wheeled/walked westward as far as Eastbourne Pier (a distance of 2.25 miles).

There are excellent seascapes along the way and much of the route is level easy wheeling/walking, However there is an incline at approximately the halfway point that most manual wheelchair users would require some assistance with and for this reason our researchers have graded this trail a level two.

As well as the designated toilet at Langney Point, there is ramped access down to a designated facility midway into the trail and a further accessible toilet on the promenade just below the pier.

The Beach Deck cafe/restaurant has ramped access from the promenade and a large decked outside eating area overlooking the sea. There are also several cafes on the seafront path by the pier. Alternatively if you wish to bring your own food there is a trailside picnic area with plenty of accessible picnic tables only a short distance from Langney Point. 

Before reaching the pier, the trail also passes by the entrance to the Redoubt Fortress visitor attraction.

For visitors not wishing to return by foot/wheeling then an excellent alternative is available in the form of the Dotto bus, a land train that travels along the seafront each hour during the main season.

There are no barriers along the trail so it would be suitable for mobility scooters and if required  these can be hired from the Shopmobility centre in the town.


Level 2 Facilities

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Assessed by Disabled Holiday Information

Trail type

  • linear trail

Arrival

  • designated disabled car parking (one space)
  • hard surfaced car park
  • wheelchair access to entrance
  • wheelchair loan/hire (From Eastbourne Shopmobility see main description)
  • motorised scooter or buggy loan/hire (From Eastbourne Shopmobility)

Trail information

  • good maps and signage (the trail is clearly marked with stage posts and interpretation boards providing area information and indicating the distance travelled. See image 10)
  • seating along route
  • hard surfaced paths
  • tactile elements for visually impaired visitors (tactile sculpture and plenty of audio elements such as seagull cries and the wind in yachting rigging.)

On - site facilities

  • Wheelchair accessible toilet / toilets on site (three facilities along the route see main description)
  • wheelchair turning space in accessible toilet (in all 3)
  • space for left hand side transfer to toilet (the Langney Point facility)
  • space for right hand side transfer to toilet (in the other two facilities)
  • room for carer/carers in toilet (not in the one by the pier)
  • easy access to hand dryer/towels
  • easy access to wash basin
  • grab rails in toilet

Refreshments

  • Level / Ramped wheelchair access to cafe/tearoom
  • sufficient wheelchair access to tables
  • wheelchair accessible picnic area
  • wheelchair accessible picnic tables