Holywell Beach (Holywell Retreat)

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This location is classed as Seaside.
It's Longitude is 0.2680638 and Latitude is 50.7509909, and it's readable address is Holywell, Eastbourne BN20 7XL, UK.

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Located at the western end of Eastbourne\'s promenade is Holywell, a quaint and peaceful throwback to pre-war Britain. The name possibly comes from a mineral water spring which was purported to have certain curative powers. Whatever the case, the beach here is similar to much of Eastbourne\'s beach in that it consists of steep banks of shingle divided up by wooden groynes. However, it is also very different with a much more laid back, peaceful ambience. The Italian Gardens which the beach backs onto were formerly known as Holywell Retreat and nestled amongst the greenery is the Holywell tea chalet. Further evidence of Holywell\'s seaside pedigree is the collection of blue and white beach huts one of which was used by King George V and Queen Mary during their visit to Eastbourne. To the other side of the beach are the white chalk cliffs which lead to the sheer 500ft of Beachy Head. This can easily be reached via the South Downs coastal path.

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