GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Beachy Head

4 miles (6 km)

This exhilarating walk takes you along the highestchalksea cliff in Britain, at Beachy Head on the South Downs. The cliffs rise to a height of 162 metres (531ft) with fabulous views along the coast to West Sussex and Dungeness in Kent.
You can start your walk from the good sized car park on Beachy Head Road. From here you can pick up the trails on to the The South Downs Way which will take you along the headland. You could also start the walk from the nearby town of Eastbourne and follow the Wealdway along the beach from the town centre. See our Eastbourne to Beachy Head Walk for details and a map.
As well as the magnificent views there's some lovely countryside to explore inland. Look out for lots of wildflowers in the summer and a variety of birdlife which includes Lapwing, Skylark and Perigrin Falcon.
After your walk you can enjoy refreshments at the Beachy Head cliff top pub which is next to the car park.
To extend your walk you can continue west along the coastal path to Birling Gap and the Belle Tout Lighthouse. Beyond there is the fantastic Seven Sisters Country Park at Cuckmere Haven. Here you will find more great cycling and walking trails along the coast and the River Cuckmere.

Beachy Head Postcode

N20 7YA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Beachy Head OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Beachy Head Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


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