Meads Village lies between Eastbourne town centre and Beachy Head. It is prized for its wide tree lined streets and grand Victorian and Edwardian residences. At its centre is ‘The Village’, a group of 19th Century cottages built around a square of central allotments, each one a miniature cottage garden with roses scrambling over flint walls and wooden arches. Nearby Meads Street with its parade of shops, restaurants, cafes, pubs and Parish Hall is at the heart of the local community.
The sea is just a few minutes’ walk away at the former fishing hamlet of Holywell, set at the foot of the South Downs. There is a cliff top promenade with slopes and steps down to a lower promenade leading to a shingle beach with a café, toilet facilities, beach huts and chalets. At low tide rock pools are full of marine life and the chalk cliffs of Beachy Head provide a stunning backdrop. This part of Meads Village serves as the gateway to the South Downs National Park, making it the perfect place for walkers, cyclists and runners to enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery in the British Isles.
Find out more about Meads Village and uncover its rich local history with our Meads time line.