The A2036 forms a sort of northern urban bypass of Bexhill. The road was originally numbered A270.
The road starts in Sidley where the A269, which had been running southeastwards for some distance, bore right towards the centre of Bexhill. The A2036 turns left to continue the southeasterly alignment.
The road climbs through the suburbs before reaching a semi-rural section where the A2691 ends on a traffic light junction with the road. The road starts to descend again and becomes more urban as it does. The large Pebsham estate is only accessible via the road, although many of the houses do not lie on it. Passing Bexhill College, and several bends later, the road ends at a roundabout on the A259 opposite the Glyne Gap retail park.