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Quiet yet classy, you cannot go wrong!
Member Name: reknaw
Date: 06/02/01, updated on 29/03/01 (188 review reads)
Advantages: All the best parts of a seaside resort
Disadvantages: maybe too quiet for some
Before I moved here, I was told the local joke that old people live in Eastbourne, and their parents live in Bexhill. While there is an element of truth to that, there is lots more that Bexhill has which stands unrivalled on the South Coast.
Imagine a resort where there are long beaches, with free parking, friendly shops and the smallest glimmer of crass commercialism, and you have Bexhill. It is almost undiscovered, possibly due to being not-so-easy to get to, and yet is cleaner than Eastbourne, quieter than Hastings, and safer than Brighton.
There is a sense of pride in the town, that you can gauge, just by walking around it. House prices are very reasonable indeed, if you can cope with being one of the few locals under 60!
Many people comment on the @jewel@ in the Bexhill crown, the De La Warr Pavillion. Built in the twenties (and viewed as a ship from the sea), it is Bexhill's premier (and in fact, only) venue for theatre and contemporary art. Despite the patronage, it is worth having a look, if only for the magnificent staircase, or even a hot chocolate!
It even has its own one-screen cinema (the Curzon), showing both popular and more arthouse selections.
All in all, a fantastic place for a break, a daytrip or to live.