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Beachy Head, Eastbourne
(4.7/5 based on 2,600+ reviews on the web)
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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  • beachy head. lovely place. lovely walks and lovely sights too see. my self and my wife took a walk on the beach after a long walk on the cliffs.only as we were walking the beach we walked into a nudis...  more »
  • Don't look over the edge if you have weak knees :-) Stunningly beautiful on day I went, saw the sunset, but very strong winds... Keep away from edge when wind is blowing. Very nice pub at the top, 
  • Easy flat walk from hotel. Free admission. Hot food available. Afternoon tea. Amusements. Lots of seating areas.