Undercliff Walk, Brighton

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Walk, cycle, and enjoy the sea air at Undercliff Walk, a popular scenic coastal walk stretching from Brighton Marina to Saltdean. This area is of special historical and geological interest, containing fossils of mammoths, woolly rhinos, and hippos. The iconic chalk and flint cliffs, which have become a symbol of East Sussex and Kent, are propped up by a concrete seawall. A broad promenade tops the wall, providing walkers with unobstructed views of the cliffs and the sea. The walk is about 4.8 km (3 mi) long, and passes through the picturesque village of Rottingdean, famous for its tea shops and small restaurants. On sunny days the glare from the cliffs can be quite intense, so don’t forget to bring your sunglasses. Use our Brighton and Hove trip planner to add Undercliff Walk and other attractions to your Brighton and Hove vacation plans.
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  • The walk is lovely, easy, good for cycling and walking away form the crowded roads. you can admire the coastline and jump in the water in the hot sunny days. Cafe mid-way. It's a lovely side of Bright...  more »
  • Great walk...start at the marina ( car park of the shopping centre....at the back). There is a board explaining the cliffs history and geology at the start. The walk is wide and flat....sea on one sid...  more »
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