Beachy Head

Pack an extra layer, it is often very breezy here!

Rising to 162 metres (531 ft) above sea level, Beachy Head is the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain. On a clear day you can see as far as Dungeness to the east and Selsea Bill to the west.

* Amazing panoramic views

* See the red and white lighthouse

* Wheel-friendly 'peace path'

* Mud-free walking along rare chalk grassland paths

* Flying a kite!

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Beachy Head Road Car Park, BN20 7YA


Pay and display - £1 an hour. Coins only!



0.75km 'Peace Path'. Longer walks possible (see map)


Countryside Centre open Tue-Sun 10am-4pm and Sun 1-4 pm (Apr-Oct)

Follow the 'Peace Path' (opposite main car park) to safely view the cliffs and red and white Lighthouse. The 'Peace Path' is a 750 m circular route on a firm and even surfaced track with no gates, stiles or steps. It is suitable for people with impaired mobility, wheelchairs, mobility scooters and pushchairs.

Adjacent to the main car park, the Countryside Centre provides information about the geology, natural and general history of Beachy Head. 

Toilets are located in the car park

If you fancy a longer walk, then the coastal path to Belle Tout lighthouse and Birling Gap (4.3 km each way, see map) over open chalk grassland is stunning! It is suitable for pushchairs, but not wheelchairs. NB: There are steps to reach the Visitor Centre, cafe and shop at Birling Gap.  

Be aware of the unfenced cliff edge. It is recommended that dogs are kept on a lead.

Photo credit: Jaleel Akbash on Unsplash.

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