Well, not exactly on the beach, but within 50 yards....is a little gem of a site called Bay View on the edge of Eastbourne
From the regimental booking of the site, to arrival and pitching, I knew that this was going to be a good site. You see there are rules, and these were being obeyed in a very relaxed manner. Again, the wardens were staying on-site.
We arrived (late) and were greeted with a warm welcome, shown to our marked pitch where we received a very informative welcome pack. The marked pitch was for your tent and vehicle, so if it didn't fit, ours did! Fortunately, with the Karsten being modular, we only took the minimum set up as erecting the combination tent as well would have been a bit of a squeeze. Larger pitches were available.
The facilities are good and clean with reception catering for morning papers and milk with some basic supplies available. The small play area is in good repair and shut from 9pm, encouraging children back to their tents.
The proximity to the stoney beach was impressive and as the tide retracted, the sand appeared. There is a seafront promenade walk that takes you directly to Sovereign Harbour - an impressive manmade harbour filled with beautiful vessels from power boats to yacht. The eateries and bars surrounding the bustling goings on provide welcome shade and a relaxed environment to just sit and take it all in.