Sunniest Spot in Britain?

Published: Wednesday 2nd May 2012

There is quite a row going on between Eastbourne, and the Isle of Wight with all three claiming to the the sunniest resort in Britain. One of our colleagues has just returned from a weekend in the Isle of Wight and reported that she got sunburnt on the Sunday which adds some credence to Shanklin's claim. As to the other two, we are just happy they are both on our patch so we can certainly boast of having cottages near the sunniest spots on the South Coast.

If the sun forgets to put his hat on, as he has for the past few weeks, there are still many reasons to visit Eastbourne and Hastings, not least the 2 new Galleries that have brightened up the Coast. The Jerwood has opened in Hastings to great acclaim, and The Towner brings contemporary art to Eastbourne, adding 2 sparkling new gems to the necklace of art galleries that range from Margate in the East and include the wonderful art deco De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill and the Creative Quarter in Folkestone.