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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. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Eastbourne trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • We walked over from the pub to Beachy Head as it is quite an iconic place to visit with so much history. It is very sad that such a view point for many people has been there last sight of this world. ...  more »
  • Beautiful scenery and a must see. Visited with my family. There's a lovely pub Called the Beachy Head which I recommend. Friendly staff and lovely food.  more »
  • Easily accessible from any city you are, it's Brighton or Eastbourne. If you decide to come here you won't regret absolutely spectacular views, lovely relaxing place. If I can make you a very useful advice: bring your raincoat and umbrella, whatever time of year you go.
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  • Amazing place. Cliffs are beautiful. Walking along the cliff is an amazing experience.
  • Absolutely amazing, beautiful view and stunning scenery. If you are in Eastbourne you must go and visit Beachy Head. You can found one beautiful restaurant and one car park
  • Excellent day out, beautiful sights, healthy air and exercise and loads of places to part and take in the sights
  • Lovely place for a stroll on a nice day, lovely views along the coastline and down to the lighthouse. Just don't get to close to the edge.
  • Stunningly beautiful area. Wonderful to walk or just sit and enjoy there view

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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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