A Short Trip to The Beachy Head on The East Sussex Coast

If you are looking for peaceful spot for a day out near London or Brighton, stunning East Sussex coast is a great place to be.

Over the half term we got a chance to visit couple of places we wanted to see ever since we moved to Brighton. One of them was the Beachy Head located on the East Sussex coast just next to the Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters. The closest towns are Eastbourne, Seaford, Newhaven, Peacehaven and it’s accessible from Brighton by local bus #13X (every hour, Sundays only).

It is part of the South Downs National Park and it is the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain, rising to 162 metres  /531 ft above sea level.

Beachy Head is a popular spot for hikers and paragling enthusiasts. We were actually making a joke that there were more people in the sky than on the ground… and I think we were not that far from the truth.

We were lucky enough to have sun for majority of the day but it was quite cold and windy. There was also heavy sea mist / sea fog at some point making taking photos difficult. Nevertheless girls enjoyed our trip a lot, especially the ice cream from the ice cream van that happened to have perfect timing showing up as soon as the sun came out.

We will definitely return to the Beachy Head again, hopefully this summer…

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Beachy Head Countryside Centre in the distance

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paragliders over Beachy Head 

beautiful chalk cliffs in the UK

chalk cliff edge

Beachy Head Lighthouse

Beachy Head Lighthouse

Beachy Head near Seven Sisters and Birling Gap

Cliff Edge – Danger Cliff Erosion  signs

dangerous Beachy Head erosing cliff edge

couple on the cliff edge behind the warning signs

one of the oldest lighthouses in UK

Beachy Head Lighthouse close-up

under the Beachy Head cliff

tiny people walking under the Beachy Head cliff

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Eastbourne coast in the distance

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The Beachy Head – Vintage Inns

para-glide paragliding para-glider over Beachy Head

paraglider and the Eastbourne Pier in the background

Belle Tout Lighthouse

Belle Tout Lighthouse

swirtly Cuckmere River near Seven Sisters

Cuckmere River near Seven Sisters Coutry Park that we passed by on our way back to Brighton

The Beachy Head
Beachy Head Road
Beachy Head
Eastbourne, BN20 7YA


It is worth mentioning that parking on the Beachy Head cost £1 per hour.


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Your thoughts…

  1. The South Downs are so beautifully english. I love your photos, they really capture the windswept landscape #myfavouritetrip

  2. Lovely to have you join in #MyFavouriteTrip. Beachy head is stunning, the last time I was there I was heavily pregnant three years ago! I want to return soon though. I’ve never seen paragliders there, what an amazing view they must have. Gorgeous photos! Eek to those people sitting on the edge! Thanks for linking up. Polly x

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