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.
Tours to Beachy Head
South Downs and Seven Sisters Full Day Experience from Brighton BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $71
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
Full Day Small-Group White Cliffs of Sussex Tour from London BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $90
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
Beachy Head Reviews
The road to Beachy Head is a little way outside of Eastbourne but well worth the drive. Spectacular views from the many well laid out coastal paths so that you can see the town and the lighthouse as y... more »
Although Beachy Head is 'on my doorstep' I never fail to be moved by its beauty and sense of calm and tranquility when just sitting and taking in the breathtaking views. The atmosphere changes with th... 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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