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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  • It was. Dry blustery and wet when I walked, bracing and a pleasant lunch in one of the pubs in Peacehaven afterwards made a nice morning out.  more »
  • we took a trip from Brighton Marina by bike with baby seats, we had fun, stopping at a beautiful pub in Rottingdean where you eat great and outside the pub there is a small pond where the children played with the ducks Plugh Inn is the name of the pub, great beer and great food, also quite econimic
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  • Beautiful warm winter walk when wind is blowing from the north and it's sunny..
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