Visit The Waterfront, Sovereign Harbour for shopping, eating, drinking, relaxing, walking and so much more - every day!

Sovereign Harbour is northern Europe’s largest composite marina complex and boasts four linked harbours, a large FREE car park and the hugely popular Waterfront retail and restaurant development.

Ideal as a day out for the whole family, The Waterfront has an impressive range of boat-sales, cafes, restaurants and bars, along with a luxury hair studio, boat tours and charters.

Rain or shine, day or night, seven days a week, you and the family will have a great time at The Waterfront, Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne.

A video tour around The Waterfront

What's on at a glance

Dates Time Venue Event
Every Tuesday and Thursday throughout August Between 12:30PM and 3:30PM All Waterfront Restaurants Table entertainers are back throughout the school summer holidays between 12:30pm and 3:30pm. Magic and comedy. FREE at your table, inside or out.
Thursday 16th August Starts 7:30PM Simply Italian Enjoy an evening of live Music with Alan Costigan, Comical Opera - Normal Menu. Call to book on: 01323 470911 and Book Now!
Saturday 18th August Starts 9:00PM Garden Bar Kangaroo Juice is an Sussex based covers/function band performing all over Sussex, Surrey and Kent with a wide variety of music to cater for everyone from aged 1 to 100 including artists from Muse, Mika and Dire Straights to Gloria Gaynor, Elvis and Chuck Berry.
Wednesday 22nd August Starts 7:30PM Simply Italian Enjoy an evening of Rat Pack Tribute Night - Normal Menu. Call 01323 470911 and Book Now!
Saturday 25th August Starts 9:00PM Garden Bar Guilty Pleasures - Pub / function band covering pop, funk, soul, dance, disco and anything else that you can dance to.
Bank Holiday Weekend 25th-26th-27th August All Day Outside the Yacht Club Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club presents a 3-day:
a Celebration of Land and Sea

Why not visit The Waterfront at Eastbourne’s Sovereign Harbour for a three-day weekend of FREE family entertainment this Bank Holiday? Come and see the stunning waterside views from the balconies of Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club and ask about our great social membership deals available during the event!

Our Celebration of Land and Sea event will feature: at sea yacht racing and dinghy sailing in the marina; brilliant LIVE music from local musicians and bands; an all weekend art show featuring talented local artists; a new and used boat show and Harvey’s Brewery famous dray horses and outside bar, featuring real ales, plenty of cold Prosecco and a range of superb gins!

There will also be visits from some of your kids favourite cartoon characters every day and lively exhibitions of dance from Flash Mob and local dance schools and Morris dancers. The three-days will also showcase a superb display of cars, bikes and motorhomes from our top local dealerships. PLUS: on Sunday we will be welcoming a brilliant line-up of muscle cars from the Mid Surrey Roadsters – you have to see these beauties!

Our LIVE MUSIC stage will also be featuring various OPEN MIKE sessions that are open to EVERYONE throughout the three-days – So, if you have a musical talent and you want to perform on our stage come along and make yourself heard! Email us from our Contact page and let us know the details!

PLUS: if you would like to bring YOUR car, (classic or sports) or something that you have that is interesting to display, please email Gary Mead on: for more information about being involved.

The RNLI lifeboat will be moored alongside The Waterfront at times during the event and this is an ideal opportunity to get up close and personal with the Eastbourne Lifeboat!

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Saturday 1st September Starts 9:00PM Garden Bar Into The Blue - Come to the Garden Bar for a night of music to suit all ages and tastes including disco, pop, rock, reggae and ballads.
Saturday 8th September Starts 9:00PM Garden Bar Big Blue - The Big Blue play a wide and varied repertoire within the blues / rock genre.
Saturday 15th September Starts 9:00PM Garden Bar The Vespbrettas - are a five piece band from the A259 Scooter Club in Bexhill, East Sussex. They play a raw blend of 60's, Powerpop, and Two Tone.
Saturday 22nd September Starts 9:00PM Garden Bar Pretty young things - Ultimate party five piece covers band from the South East.
Saturday 29th September Starts 9:00PM Garden Bar Frankie Says - 80s Tribute Band playing LIVE Rock and pop at the Garden Bar.
Dates Events Venue Time

OPEN EVENING. Every last Thursday of the month we will be hosting an open evening. As we close our Boutique for every appointment this will give Brides a chance to browse at our collection and ask us any questions whilst enjoying a glass of bubbly! Check out our Facebook page for details.

Our 'Dress of the month' for August is the beautiful Marilyn with up to £500 discount from the recommended retail price making it £1000! *This promotion can not be used in conjunction with any other offers, vouchers or promotions.

Tying The Knot 6:00pm to 7:30PM
Monthly Sovereign Ward Councillors Surgeries Simply Italian, The Waterfront 10:30am to 12:30pm
Sunday lunchtime Sunday Lunch Buffet at Ganges Indian Restaurant. 12noon - 3pm. All you can eat! Adult £10.99, Child £5.49 (Below 10 years old) Infant FREE (Below 5 years old). *Not valid on Special Sundays/Events. Ganges Sunday Lunchtime, call 01323 479988 for details.
Weekly Age Concern Walking for Wellness 3 mile circular walk from Sovereign Harbour Meet outside Bright Ideas gift shop at the Waterfront Thursdays 10am
Weekly East Sussex Mobile Library with Internet access and computer lessons Car park opposite Yacht Club Tuesdays 2pm to 4pm
Dates Events Venue Dates
Weekly Table entertainers between 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Magic and comedy. FREE at your table, inside or out. All Waterfront Restaurants

Tuesdays and Thursdays

  • Di Lieto’s Coffee Lounge
    a traditional coffee lounge, sandwich bar and ice cream parlour.
    01323 470990
  • Harbour Boat Trips
    07790 077019
  • Harbour Grill Restaurant
    burgers, steaks, fish and fajitas.
    01323 478151
  • The Harvester
    traditional family restaurant and bar area.
    01323 470074
  • Pablo’s
    quality Mediterranean food.
    01323 470400
  • Seamoors
    wine and music bar, large screen TV.
    01323 470271
  • 4Seasons
    restaurant and cafe, events and alfresco dining.
    01323 470704
  • Simply Italian
    family run restaurant serving regional Italian specialities.
    01323 470911
  • Thai Marina
    a taste of the exotic orient in luxurious surroundings.
    01323 470414
  • Tying the Knot
    a high end affordable Wedding store
    01323 301616
  • CoCo Hair
    modern hair studio.
    01323 471147
  • Ganges Indian Restaurant
    contemporary Indian cuisine.
    01323 479988 or 01323 479808
  • Hearing Link
    head office of a national charity for hearing loss.
    0300 111 1113
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