Sunny Eastbourne Marina offers a haven for boats and visitors alike. There’s plenty going on in and around Sovereign Harbour, enjoy a delicious meal or relax in the yacht club. Explore the South Downs or the Victorian seaside town of Eastbourne with its colourful arts scene.

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Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club

There’s a thriving yacht club at the marina with excellent bar and restaurant facilities. Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club runs a range of social events including barbeques, live music and comedy nights. There’s regular racing for competitive sailors and a comprehensive cruising calendar, with ‘cruise in company’ events ranging from short weekend breaks to longer summer holiday trips across the Channel or down to the West Country. It’s a great way to make new friends and expand your boating knowledge.

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 Sovereign Harbour attractions

The Waterfront is a destination in its own right, with its selection of restaurants, cafes and walks. With regular markets, car shows and rallies, there’s always plenty going on. You can enjoy a game of glow in the dark mini golf or even get a haircut. The Sovereign Harbour Retail Park has a range of high street stores or take a stroll to the nearby town of Eastbourne for traditional seaside attractions, museums and theatre.

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Things to do in the local area

Nearby, Pevensey Castle is famously the landing place of William the Conqueror’s army in 1066. Visit the Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway for a day of fun and adventure for the whole family. Enjoy the five-acre lake, nature and wildlife or relax in the prize winning tea gardens with refreshments from the railway style café. Alternatively, try a day out at Eastbourne's Beacon Centre with its wide range of shops and restaurants. Find out more about what’s on in Eastbourne here

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What to do in East Sussex

To the east, you’ll find the dramatic 530-feet high chalk cliffs of Beachy Head and its famous red and white striped lighthouse. Stop off at the Beachy Head Pub for a meal and enjoy splendid panoramic views over Eastbourne and the English Channel. Enjoy glorious countryside walks on the South Downs National Park or sit back and enjoy the beautiful Sussex countryside from a steam train at the Bluebell Railway.

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Exploring the area by bicycle

Exploring the marina and surrounding area by bicycle has never been easier. App-Bikes are available for hire from bike racks by the marina’s reception and boatyard. Berth holders enjoy a 50 per cent discount on an annual subscription and you can hire up to four bikes on an annual account. With smart phone and smart lock technology, the bikes are available at several locations around Eastbourne and along the South Coast.