New Homes in Bexhill-on-sea
Welcome to Bexhill-on-Sea
Whether you’re enjoying a stroll along the beach, visiting a local museum or taking the kids to the park, there’s no shortage of things to do and places to see close to your new home in Bexhill-on-Sea. If you’re on the lookout for a family-friend with good transport links to Hastings, Eastbourne and beyond, a new home in Bexhill-on-Sea could be the right choice for you.
A quick history
Bexhill-on-Sea first appears in the history books in the 8th century, when a church was established in the local area by King Offa. The settlement was destroyed during the Norman Conquest, but it was gradually rebuilt over the centuries that followed 1066.
In the 13th century, Bexhill was home to a popular hunting park, and in the mid-1500s Queen Elizabeth I took control of the manor, later giving it to the Earl of Dorset. The King’s German Legion came to the barracks in Bexhill in 1804, and later fought in the Battle of Waterloo.
The De La Warr family helped to turn Bexhill into a seaside resort, building the parade, a hotel and a pavilion for entertainment. In Victorian times, seaside towns were said to be especially healthy, and the population of Bexhill-on-Sea grew as a result. Later, in the 20th century, the town became known as ‘the Birthplace of British Motor Racing’.
Business and industry
Major employers near to Bexhill-on-Sea include Hastings Insurance Group, Gardners Books and Apex Car Rental, while Hastings is home to Sussex Coast College, and Folkestone is home to the Saga Group.
Things to do in the area
Many of Bexhill-on-Sea’s attractions are concentrated along the seafront, including De La Warr Pavilion and the promenade. For families, there are plenty of kid-friendly attractions in the area including Bexhill Museum, Manor Gardens and Egerton Park, while the town also has a number of sports clubs spanning sailing, rowing and angling.
Beyond the town, there are lots of historic sites to explore including Battle Abbey and Bodiam Castle. Hastings is only a short drive away, where you’ll find the Fisherman’s Museum and Shipwreck Museum, along with the Cliff Railways and the Blue Reef Aquarium.
Other places of interest close to your new home in Bexhill-on-Sea include Cooden Beach Golf Course, Highwoods Golf Course and Pevensey Levels National Nature Reserve.
Travel and commuting
If you’re commuting for work or visiting family and friends, you can hop on a train from Bexhill-on-Sea station or take the car along the A259. From Bexhill, the journey to Hastings takes just 10 minutes by train or 15 minutes by car, while Eastbourne can be reached in 15 minutes by train or 30 minutes by car. For journeys to London, there’s a direct train to Victoria with a journey time of one hour 50 minutes.
When you’re going on holiday, London Gatwick Airport is an hour’s drive away from Bexhill-on-Sea, or one hour 20 minutes by train with one change.