Eastbourne is featured in SUITCASE Magazine for a round-up on the best Bank Holiday breaks.

This is what it says about our lovely town: “In case you hadn’t already heard, the once sleepy Sussex town of Eastbourne – host of the Turner Prize 2023 – has become something of a cultural powerhouse, thanks to the arrival of hip rooftop bars, edgy eateries, independent boutiques and more art hangouts than Bansky could chuck a stencil at.

Inhale lungfuls of fresh, salty air on a wander along the weather-beaten boardwalks between Sovereign Harbour and Birling Gap; stop for a panini refuel at Hyde Corner; check out local legend Stuart Broad’s old-school Camilla’s Bookshop, where you’ll find floor-to-ceiling piles of second-hand titles; and enjoy sundowners on the water-facing rooftop at Garden Bar.

Make your base the boutique Port Hotel, whose minimalist bedrooms are decked out with cork flooring, walnut wood and matte-black detailing, and whose restaurant menu features the likes of crab patties, homemade pasta, and a catch-of-the-day special that never disappoints.

Where to stay: Port Hotel