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Beachy Head, Eastbourne

#1 of 87 in Parks in East Sussex
Must see · Geologic Formation · Scenic Walking Area
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 did this with the Hop on off bus and visited the gift shop and museum very informative and the staff were really helpful  more »
  • Views of the cliffs, two lighthouses and the country side were great despite cloudy weather. We walked from Eastbourne and there is a rather steep slope at the beginning by a kiosk, but if you take...  more »
  • It's beautiful and scary at the same time. I wish I brought my bike and cycled up there
  • Beey scenic views. Gives a sense of space and perspective.

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