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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. Put Undercliff Walk into our Brighton itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Given that the North Sea is what is compared to the Mediterranean Sea in southern Italy, mainly I spent a good part of the day walking on the Undercliff. Finding horrible the Brighton Marina, I decided to take the opposite course, starting at Saltdean at the opposite end. Here I found a comfortable and ample free parking close to the library and the pools. Opposite there is access to the Undercliff and going right you camina towards Brighton. In Rottingdean I got in the country in search of the gardens of villa Kipling which is well worth seeing, with many charming corners, even at a time when there are only the first bulbs of daffodils, crocus and snowdrops. On the Hill you see an ancient windmill 800, very impressive. Back on the Undercliff, I continued up to Arden Hills, where it is mandatory to take a cup of tea and slice of cake in the little shop, inside unaccompanied and colorful cups. I continued not for long, and seeing approaching the Marina with its dinginess I preferred to come back. The walk is easy to plan, only the accesses are uphill with steps. Walking in the morning allows you to warm up in the Sun, which refracts the white cliffs, with its little traffic. The beach is pebbles, the sound of the waves and the scent of the sea give a unique sense of relaxation, unrivaled. to do!
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  • Nothing beats a walk by the sea . The undercliff suits all age groups as it's flat ...There are cafes dotted along the route and the sea life along the shore is full of oystercatchers egrets gulls and...  more »
  • depending on the time of year the undercliffs are the perfect spot to watch the English try to surf. it's a laugh riot most of the time as it's clear they don't have a clue what to do with those dinky...  more »