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.
Beachy Head reviews
The view and drive to Beachy Head Hotel in Sussex is stunning. Just a short drive from Seaford. And the hotel has a delightful atmosphere with the food not only being beautifully presented but also... more »
What a nice atmosphere, with amazing food, every dish was better than the other, you can tell the chef had put lots of passion into making his dishes! Also the waitress Kiara was very attentive and... 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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