Throughout the 20th century it has been known as the epitome of gentility.
The town developed from the 1880s.
The De La Warr Pavilion, overlooking the beach, was built in 1935. It is an outstanding example of art deco architecture, and is used as an entertainment centre. The architects were Mendelsohn and Chermayeff, formerly of the Bauhaus.
Off Galley Hill are the remains of a submerged forest.
OId Bexhill, a mile inland, is the pretty original village.
St Peter`s Church dates from around 1070, and has a unique Saxon tombstone, while The Manor House was the residence of the Bishops of Chichester.
John Logie Baird lived at Bexhill while developing television at Hastings.
Bexhill was the birthplace of the author Angus Wilson and playwright David Hare.
The comedian Eddie Izzard was brought up in the town.
Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby is available to lead Guided Walks around Bexhill for groups.