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Beachy Head, Eastbourne

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A giant, slab-like cliff that is perhaps one of the most iconic images of Great Britain’s natural beauty, Beachy Head towers imposingly over the English Channel. The cliff has a sheer drop to the sea--at 162 m (531 ft), it is the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain. The view from the top can be quite dizzying and intimidating, yet also spectacular. Down below, a restaurant and summertime ice-cream trucks sit at Birling Gap. You can reach the clifftop by walking or cycling from the town of Eastbourne or taking an open-top bus tour. Parking is available if you drive, and the Peace Path provides wheelchair access. Trails also go down to the water. Be careful as you near the edge of the cliff as there's no restraining mechanism in place. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Eastbourne trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • Walking along beachy head is so beautiful. Theres so much to see and do. Although I would be cautious about bringing small children as there aren't any railings and its easy to trip over a rock and fa...  more »
  • Park in the car park and do a circular walk down to the RAF memorial, walk a little further to look down on the lighthouse. Enjoy the miles of beautiful green countryside that surrounds you. Try and c...  more »
  • When you want to unwind from a busy day or just want to be in one of the most glorious places in the world beach head and the South downs is the place to be. Really is quite special there.  more »
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  • Amazing place. Cliffs are beautiful. Walking along the cliff is an amazing experience.
  • Absolutely amazing, beautiful view and stunning scenery. If you are in Eastbourne you must go and visit Beachy Head. You can found one beautiful restaurant and one car park
  • Excellent day out, beautiful sights, healthy air and exercise and loads of places to part and take in the sights
  • Lovely place for a stroll on a nice day, lovely views along the coastline and down to the lighthouse. Just don't get to close to the edge.
  • Stunningly beautiful area. Wonderful to walk or just sit and enjoy there view
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