is a large town, seaside resort, and borough in East
Sussex, on the south coast of England, 17 miles (27 km) east of Brighton.
Eastbourne is located immediately east of Beachy Head, the highest chalk sea
cliff in Great Britain and part of the South Downs National Park. With a
seafront consisting largely of Victorian hotels, the pier, and a Napoleonic era
fort and military museum, Eastbourne was developed by the Duke of Devonshire in
1800 from four separate hamlets. It has a growing population, a broad economic
base, and is home to companies in a wide range of industries.