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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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  • this is a great place to visit if you want to know more about the wildlife on the Downs and their history. It is well stocked with gifts too. It is run by volunteers who are very helpful and know a lo...  more »
  • Breath taking views. Have to be careful to not get too close to the edge mind!! Went to beachy head on a sunnny day and the view was just amazing  more »
  • Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters are an area of outstanding natural beauty. Look South to the sea or North to the countryside either way you won't be disappointed. There are several walks, some quite...  more »