About the Walks

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Experienced Local Guide

Kim Adams has a background in social history and trained as a tour guide in 2006. Join him to find out how Eastbourne became "the Empress of Watering Places" thanks to the coming of the railways and the benevolence of the Dukes of Devonshire, and about the many famous (and infamous) people who have lived here.

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Walk One: Eastbourne Promenade

The Promenade Walk starts outside the Lifeboat Museum (BN21 4BY). We walk along the main promenade to the pier and then back along the seafront promenade to the Grand Hotel. Hear about the development of Eastbourne as a resort built "by gentlemen, for gentlemen". Visit the pier, the bandstand and the Wish Tower and find out about many of the famous people who have lived here in Eastbourne.

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Walk Two: Historic Meads

Enjoy a leisurely walk around the Meads area of Eastbourne, "where the Downs meet the sea". Includes the Italian Gardens, St John's Church, Meads Village and the wonderful mansion houses nestling at the foot of the South Downs. Find out about some of the famous local residents and hear the story of the notorious Dr John Bodkin Adams. The walk starts at the thatched tea-chalet in The Helen Garden (Dukes Drive, BN20 7XL, next to Bede's School).

Regular summer walks - just turn up!

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Eastbourne Promenade walks

Eastbourne Promenade walks

Eastbourne Promenade walks

The first walk of the new season has been postponed due to the uncertainties around the Covid-19 virus. I'm hoping to start the Sunday morning walks again at the beginning of July, on a 'pre-bookings only'  basis - please keep an eye on this website for updates...


When we resume there will be Sunday morning guided walks along Eastbourne seafront at 11am every week until the end of October.


£5 per person, under 16s free.


Walks will start at 11am outside the Lifeboat Museum on Grand Parade (BN21 4BY). No need to book, just turn up! The promenade walks last around 75 minutes and will go ahead whatever the weather...

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Eastbourne Promenade walks

Eastbourne Promenade walks



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Historic Meads walks

Eastbourne Promenade walks

Historic Meads walks

I will not be doing any of the monthly "Historic Meads" walks this year but they'll be back for 2021.   


Walks start outside the thatched tea chalet in The Helen Garden (BN20 7XL). The "Historic Meads" walks are free and last around 90 minutes. No need to book, just turn up! Walks will go ahead whatever the weather.

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Flexible routes with times to suit you

By arrangement, walks can start at your hotel or anywhere along the seafront. £7.50 per person, minimum of 2 people.


The walks can be made wheelchair-friendly and step-free if required, just let me know when you book.


Your walk can start and/or finish at one of Eastbourne's excellent local pubs or tea-shops....just ask!

Group walks and tours

Contact Us

Ring Kim Adams on 01323 739746 or email using the form below to book a tour or ask any questions...

Guided Walks of Eastbourne

01323 739746