The best of the East Sussex Coast

Submitted by GaryShipp on 05 October 2008
OS Explorer Map: 123 - Eastbourne & Beachy Head
(10 votes)
A linear, half-day coast walk in national park South Downs (England) starting at Seaford Station, East Sussex, about 19.6km (roughly 12.2 miles) long and unsuitable for families with children, prams/pushchairs, wheelchairs.
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A beautiful stroll along the cliff tops from Seaford to Beachy Head, with stunning views of Cuckmere Haven and the Seven Sisters. Reverse the route if the wind blows from the east.
Start: Seaford Station, OS Grid: TV479993
End: Beachy Head, OS Grid: TV479993
Elevation Profile (x: waypoint number, y: metres)
Gain (+/- 10%): 421m (1382ft)
Total (+/- 10%): 713m (2339ft)
Loss (+/- 10%): 291m (957ft)
Max. Elevation: 160m (524ft)

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OS Grid: TV480990
Start of the walk.
About 0.7 km (roughly 0.4 miles) from 1 OS Grid: TV484985
Houses the town museum.
About 1.7 km (roughly 1 miles) from 2 OS Grid: TV498976
Make sure you turn around and appreciate the view from the top of Seaford Head.
About 0.9 km (roughly 0.5 miles) from 3 OS Grid: TV507973
This view of the Seven Sisters will blow you away.
About 0.7 km (roughly 0.4 miles) from 4 OS Grid: TV513976
Film buffs amongst you may recognise these cottages from a recent Ian McEwan novel . . .
About 1.6 km (roughly 1 miles) from 5 OS Grid: TV513992
A pity about the traffic noise hear, so hasten onwards across the bridge and head back along the eastern bank of the river.
About 1.1 km (roughly 0.7 miles) from 6 OS Grid: TV518982
From here, the only is up!
About 1 km (roughly 0.6 miles) from 7 OS Grid: TV523974
Pause for breath.
About 3.3 km (roughly 2.1 miles) from 8 OS Grid: TV553959
Hop down to the beach for a paddle or pop in the pub for a pint.
About 1.1 km (roughly 0.7 miles) from 9 OS Grid: TV563955
Now a private dwelling, this was going to fall into the sea until it was dragged on rollers back from the edge! You can still see the space it used to occupy.
About 2.8 km (roughly 1.7 miles) from 10 OS Grid: TV591956
Dramatically high - not for the faint hearted !
About 2.9 km (roughly 1.8 miles) from 11 OS Grid: TV575981
For regular buses back to Seaford and onwards to Brighton, or to Eastbourne Town Centre. For timetables see
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