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Italian Gardens

Location (BN20 7XB)

The Italian Gardens are tucked away in a sheltered location at the western most end of Eastbourne's seafront 2 kilometres south-west of the pier.  Access is on well surfaced paths or by seasonal Dotto train only.


The garden originated in the early twentieth century when an old chalk quarry was landscaped. Several Italianate buildings were built in the 1920s that remain today. These include some small rose arbors and a larger shelter. In 2012 the garden became nominated as a Queen Elizabeth II Field.

Main Attractions

The garden is a delightful sun trap with seating and a central lawn area below banks of mature trees.  Climbing roses add a splash of colour in season.


  • Café on promenade below

  • Toilets on promenade below


Sorry, there are no playgrounds in this park.
Bus Transport Information

Stagecoach and Brighton & Hove Buses all stop on King Edward's Parade.


Train Transport Information
Eastbourne Train Station is approximately twenty five minutes walk from the Italian Gardens.

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