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Undercliff Walk, Brighton

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Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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. To visit Undercliff Walk and get the most from your holiday in Brighton and Hove, create itinerary details personal to you using our Brighton and Hove trip planner.
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  • I was looking forward to walking the under cliff walk. The walk is nice and flat but unfortunately there were too many cyclist using it so we had to keep stopping and getting out of the way in...  more »
  • We enjoyed walking alongside the beach with amazing views. Be aware that the beach is accessible from the wall but disappears at high tide.. also in high winds the sea breaks over the wall onto the.....  more »
  • Beautiful warm winter walk when wind is blowing from the north and it's sunny..

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