Eastbourne seafront is unique

From: Carol Stanley, Westfield Road , Eastbourne

I was interested to read the letter in the Eastbourne Herald last week click here to read regarding the experience of one man walking along our seafront.

He said that it was a dreary walk, and that the local authorities should be spending money on making it more attractive to tourists. He detailed some parts that were shoddy and falling apart.

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I think that the capacity to enjoy natural beauty is a gift and not everyone has it.

Eastbourne seafront pictured during the warm September weather on 7/9/21. SUS-210709-133216001

To me, the waves with their changing colours; the sun glinting on seagulls’ wings; windsurfers and brave bathers, dogs running free and children laughing as they run along the beach bring pleasure and enjoyment.

I agree that street drinkers shouting out are not really helpful, but I feel sad that they have to use alcohol to blot out their troubles.

To introduce attractions such as in Hastings and Brighton would ruin our seafront I feel. It is unique and has an attraction of its own if you can see it.

I suppose it depends on how one thinks, and whether you want entertainment laid on. For me, I find walking along by the sea and stopping for a chat with folks; having a coffee at Holywell cafe brings much pleasure.