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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 views, interesting good tearoom and visitor centre with NT shop. Watch how the cliffs have been eroding. 
  • Beachy Head is just the perfect place for long walks. You need to be fairly fit as the terrain is hilly and in some places very steep. When it's dry and not windy it's just the most amazing place to b...  more »
  • I have been up here on the downs many times before in all different weather conditions and what ever time you go you will see just amazing views looking out over Eastbourne and surrounding areas. Ther...  more »