I’m based in the neighbouring city of Brighton, therefore I have made the journey over to Eastbourne a number of times, almost moving there for a job role at one point. It might not have the same audience of Brighton, but tourism actually brings in around £388 million each year, highlighting its importance to the seaside town, covering over 8,000 jobs. The Pier is arguably the most memorable and well known scene of Bournemouth, however the Sovereign harbour certainly is a contender for that title. The town has a reputation as somewhere where people come to retire and live the latter part of their lives with a nice view. This is actually backed by figures, not just generally seeing old people on every corner, with it having the third oldest population in the UK, behind Worthing and Blackpool. Random fact, the wages for women in Eastbourne are actually higher than men. If you do recognise certain areas of Eastbourne and you can’t put your finger on why, then it could be as it hosted parts of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. If you do head along the seafront to visit my town, then have a read of my list of things to do in Brighton.