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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. Put Beachy Head and other Eastbourne attractions into our Eastbourne vacation route planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • great place for a walk good views lots off history around the head land good pub near car park good for a picnic in the summer  more »
  • On a fine day, it would be difficult it to find a more spectacular setting for a walk. Even on a dull and/or windy day the views are still tremendous. The Beachy Head pub is a good stopping place for ...  more »
  • Countryside and the sea combined all in one visit so that you can take the pleasures from them both and get two for the price of one! Come here with your friends or family or just come to walk and vie...  more »