GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Eastbourne to Beachy Head

6 miles (9 km)

A coastal walk from the seaside town of Eastbourne to the highest chalk cliffs in England. The route makes use of the South Downs Way and Wealdway long distance trails to create a waymarked circular route. It's about a 3 mile walk from the town up to the headland and a fairly challenging climb, with an elevation of around 500ft. As such a reasonable level of fitness is required for the walk.
The route starts on the pier in Eastbourne and passes along the attractive beach to Holywell. You then climb towards the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain, at Beachy Head. The cliffs rise to a height of 162 metres (531 ft) with fabulous views along the coast to West Sussex.
The route passes along the coast, before following inland footpaths back down to the town.
To extend your walk you can continue west from Beachy Head to Birling Gap and the Belle Tout Lighthouse.

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

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

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


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GPS Files

GPX File

Eastbourne to Beachy Head.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Eastbourne to Beachy Head.mmo (right click - 'Save As')