Most of the green spaces managed by Rother District Council are found in Bexhill and an overview of the main ones is given below.
Egerton Park, Egerton Road
Just a short walk from the seafront and town centre, this is Bexhill’s most popular park. It offers a variety of activities and facilities including tennis, boating, a children’s play area and outdoor bowls. Parking and toilets available. Find out more about Egerton Park.
Manor Gardens, De La Warr Road
A beautiful, peaceful garden situated in Bexhill’s Old Town. The Gardens take their name from the ruins of a Manor House built there for the Bishop of Chichester in the 1100’s. Visitors can enjoy the rhododendrons in spring and the rose garden in the summer. Parking and toilets available.
Broad Oak Park, Badger’s Mount
Broad Oak Park has a countryside feel and is ideal for leisurely walks trees and fields of long grasses and wildflowers. There are also beautifully tended allotments. Parking is available and the site links to Little Common Recreation Ground where there is additional parking.
Collington Wood, Westcourt Drive
A delightful small woodland popular with dog walkers. In the spring it is carpeted with white anemones. Walk through the trees to find a lovely grassy space and children’s play area. On-road parking.
Barrack Hall Park, Belle Hill
With views of the sea in the distance, this is an ideal, enclosed place for families to enjoy the outdoors. Children can enjoy the well equipped play area whilst teenagers will find a basketball hoop and 5-a-side goal. There is very limited parking available so if arriving by car, consider parking in the nearby Manor Gardens car park.
Galley Hill, East Parade
A large grassy open space with a children’s play area, skateboard ramp, basketball hoop and picnic benches at the top. Enjoy wonderful views across Bexhill to Beachy Head and Hastings. Parking available.
The Down, Down Road
A large grassy and wooded site for walking, horse-riding and informal recreation including children’s play. Facilities are also available for football and cricket. On-road parking.
Little Common Recreation Ground, Green Lane
A large open space bordering Broad Oak Park and edged with woodland and fields. This Recreation Ground has facilities for cricket, football, tennis, basketball and children’s play. Toilets and car parking are available.
Polegrove Recreation Ground, Brockley Road
Situated next to Egerton Park, the Polegrove is home to Bexhill United and Bexhill Town Youth. Facilities include a grandstand, changing rooms, club house and toilets. Cricket and outdoor bowls are also played here.
Seabourne Road Recreation Ground, Pebsham
Situated behind the Co-op in Pebsham, the site offers play facilities for children aged 8+, a basketball goal, kickabout goal and an open space for informal recreation. The neighbouring play area provides play opportunities for younger children.
Green space and gardens can be found along the length of Bexhill’s beautiful seafront. West Parade lies to the west of the De La Warr Pavilion and is modern in style featuring planting suitable for the coastal environment with individual items of play equipment at intervals along its length along with plentiful seating where views of the sea can be enjoyed. To the east of the Pavilion, the seafront is more traditional in style with large expanses of open grass alongside the promenade and colourful seasonal flower beds.
Sidley Recreation Ground
The site provides a range of facilities for outdoor sport, play and general recreation including a children’s play area, BMX track, bowls green and football pitch.
St. Mary’s Recreation Ground
This recreation ground situated on the outskirts of town is a large, quiet tree-edged green space used for casual recreation. Ideal for dog walking and informal ball games. Parking available.