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Beachy Head, Eastbourne

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#1 of 54 in Parks in East Sussex
Geologic Formation Historic Walking Area
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. Put Beachy Head and other Eastbourne attractions into our Eastbourne vacation route planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Incredible outlook of a very beautiful but dangerous place. I proposed to my wife there 35 years ago. Glad she said yes. Beachy Head is one of the iconic views in Great Britain. Also a monument to the...  more »
  • Nice place,great views,and what was unexpected was the Beachy Head Chaplain just standing around chatting to a friend.I suppose in case anyone needed a bit of counciling!  more »
  • Beachy head is the start of the 7 sisters trail. There is public transport going to Beachy head or there is the Eastbourne hop on hop off bus (£10) valid for weekend ticket. Public bus does not ply on...  more »

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Where to stay in Eastbourne

Luxury resorts and hotels line the seashore with views over the water at Eastbourne Pier. A room along Seaside Road is an less expensive option that is close to the beach, shops, and eateries. Consider lodging with a view of the white cliffs or near the leisure-time activities in the center of the resort town.
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