Eastbourne is known as the ‘Sunshine Coast’ and is a large seaside resort on the south coast of England, a short distance from Brighton. Eastbourne is located immediately east of the highest chalk sea cliff in Great Britain, Beachy Head and is a part of the South Downs National Park. Eastbourne has a large seafront which consists mainly of Victorian hotels, the pier, and a Napoleonic era fort and military museum. Eastbourne was developed by the Duke of Devonshire in 1859 from four separate hamlets. It has a growing population and is home to companies in a wide range of industries.