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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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  • i was here a couple of years ago, good time with an old friend, loved the views. nice walk and good atmosphere. 
  • We walked in the wind and rain, it didn't spoil the atmosphere. Views around for miles. Tranquil amd relaxing. 
  • Unfortunately the road was closed so unable to get there. Was one of the reasons on going to Eastbourne was a visit to Beachy Head so was disappointed.