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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  • Nice views very wet bit cold wrapped up well tired the kids out. Would like it a bit longer but the kids wouldnt!  more »
  • Great flat walk between Brighton, Marina & Saltdean. Good for all weathers, but is breached by big waves in wild weather (so dress appropriately) . Wide pathway is safe, but also shared by cyclists, s...  more »
  • Love the undercliff walk, we live nearby in Saltdean and enjoy walking along the seafront, especially on summer time, but other times of the year too when it's sunny. It does get windy often, but that...  more »
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  • Great spot for sightseeing, picnic, etc. The view of Brighton and the sea is brilliant.
  • Nice counterpart to the walk on the Beachy Head. You can go for a walk nth along the cliffs on a groomed trail. At high tide, the waves ROAR wonderfully against the quay wall. A possible snack is also provided. Halfway between Brighton and Newhaven, a pensioner couple operates a small snack, Sandwishes of different types, as well as hot and cold drinks. A bike tour is also very popular here and with bicycles. Well worth the trip.
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