Seaside Rec

The only green space in Devonshire ward ... 2.19 Hectares in size.

Comprising of recreational space of a 5 a side football pitch, childrens play equipment, picnic tables, all weather path, easy access gates and benches to sit and rest.

A 10 minute walk to the sea and a 15 minute walk to the town centre, makes it the ideal spot to stop and play with the children or sit  and watch the world go by...



The Friends of Seaside Rec.was formed in April 2014 by local residents with the sole intention of improving and developing the only "Green Space" in the Devonshire Ward. The rec was awarded the Queens Covernant in commemoration of the Diamond Jubilee  ensuring this only green space is never built on.

As a group we have raised funds by holding annual fun days. The money raised has been used to assist the council to construct an all weather path for disabled access to the park, major improvements to the playground equipment and planting of saplings. There are exciting plans for the future. The rec is well used by the local residents and dog walking community.

We need your help so we can continue to improve and develop these facilities

Thank you for your support and good luck!

Yours sincerely

Mrs Carol Bowman


Seaside Rec Pavillion Snack Kiosk and Cafe

Paws awhile...

We would like to thank:

Mark Poulton at Stephen Rimmer Solicitors for carrying out the legal work involved in securing our lease on the pavillion free of charge. We are most grateful.

Madeira Windows (Window and door installation)

Vital Signs -Ensign (Signage)

Jose - JC Painting and Decorating

Cherry Security (Security shutters and doors)

John Beeney  (Electrical Servicies)

Howdens (Kitchen work tops and kitchen unit)

Brian Stimpson of Park Denture Practice (Furniture and fiittings, following retirement from business)

Defibrillator (Masons,Tyrian Lodge Eastbourne)



Our Vision ...

   Upgrade Seaside Rec (in progress)


   New access gates  (completed)

   All Weather Path  (completed)

   New Playpark Equipment (completed)

   New Planted Area   (completed)


   Kiosk snack box (phase one June 2020 - completed)


   Seated cafĂ© area  (phase two July 2020 -completed)

   New Toilet Facilities (phase three - completed)


Timeline to our  acheivements...

Fund raising started with our first funday in August 2014, now an annual  event with colourful stalls, live music and hot food. 

Funday   August 2014

Funday August  2015

Planted area (completed 2016)

Bulb planting (completed 2016)

Funday August 2016

Sapling planting  2016

New gates    (completed 2017)

All weather path (completed 2017)

Major funding was  received from  DWBL and match

funded by the council in 2016, for new playpark     equipment. which was completed  in May 2017


The new  improved play park area, was choosen by its main users (528 local school children voted by ballot ) on which design they wanted.

Funday August 2017

Additional notice boards 2107   

Additional saplings planted  2017

Addition seating completed May 2018

Funday 2018

Funday 2019

Work on the cafe started October 2019

Cafe named "Paws awhile..."

Snack kiosk opened in June 2020 doing snacks, take aways and ice cream.

Cafe to open in July 2020 dependent on Lockdown conditions

Paws awhile cafe openened on 2 August 2020



We would like to thank all our Fun Day Sponsors

for their continued support 


Devonshire West Big Local


Madeira Windows


Best Demolition


Vital Signs - Ensign - Home | Facebook


Domsalla Builders


Gordon Sinclair Roofing

Advanced Blockage Clearance

Also our continuing thanks to... 

Eastbourne Borough Council






We would like to thank all those that have donated raffle prizes for Fun Days and their 

continued support


Marine Pub Voucher

LJ's Fish and Chips for 2

South East Dayrider Voucher 

The Beauty Bar voucher

Bourne Barbers voucher + goody bag

Demon Barbers voucher

Ahead 4 Hair voucher

Headliners Hair Studio voucher