Undercliff Walk, Brighton

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Walk, cycle, and enjoy the sea air at Undercliff Walk, a popular scenic coastal walk stretching from Brighton Marina to Saltdean. This area is of special historical and geological interest, containing fossils of mammoths, woolly rhinos, and hippos. The iconic chalk and flint cliffs, which have become a symbol of East Sussex and Kent, are propped up by a concrete seawall. A broad promenade tops the wall, providing walkers with unobstructed views of the cliffs and the sea. The walk is about 4.8 km (3 mi) long, and passes through the picturesque village of Rottingdean, famous for its tea shops and small restaurants. On sunny days the glare from the cliffs can be quite intense, so don’t forget to bring your sunglasses. Use our Brighton trip planner to add Undercliff Walk and other attractions to your Brighton vacation plans.
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  • Peaceful walk with no commercial vendors en-route which was very refreshing. What would have been nice was to have more sign posts on the significance of the cliffs themselves when walking along. A ni...  more »
  • After you rent bicycles near Brighton Station, rental company that I recommend, both by the quality of bikes rented by practical prices, the ballad until marina and the walk "under the cliffs" is a huge bowl of fresh air and sea views of all more beautiful than the other. Very easy not to be missed under any circumstances ballad
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  • We decided to go all the way and visit the the lido at Saltdean. The 4.5 mile trek was easy as the walkway is well constructed and maintained. Lovely views out to sea all the way and we managed to fin...  more »

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During the height of the tourist season and on most weekends Brighton is a very congested city, where driving is difficult and parking is limited in the central areas most frequented by tourists. Avoid getting stressed out by staying at a self-catering apartment or a private B&B farther away from this part of town. Brighton's famous nightlife may be a bit far from there, but you can still enjoy seafront walks, good restaurants, and excellent shopping. Private seafront lodgings allow you to enjoy your stay quietly in comfort, while remaining within walking distance of Brighton's best beaches. 
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