The highest chalk cliffs in the UK, some 150m high, with an iconic lighthouse at the cliff base. There is a visitor centre and public toilets.
Owner: Eastbourne Borough Council
Opening information: always open
Prices: pay and display car park, charges vary.
Facilities and additional information
Please STAY AWAY from the crumbling cliff edge - it is unstable and there are big rockfalls every few years. From here it is 3 miles / 5km west to Birling Gap and 98 miles / 157 km west to Winchester. It is 3 miles / 5km east to Beachy Head on the SDW cliff top footpath, and about 1.5 miles / 2.5km to the end of the SDW at Eastbourne promenade.
Fulmars (the northern hemisphere albatross) are ever present - look for birds that are similar to seagulls but have smiley faces. Peregrine falcons can also be seen here. The scrub in the lee of the cliff top hills is often used by migrant birds in spring, resting up after making landfall at last. In summer the chalk grassland along the cliffs is full of flowers. There is a pub and a visitor centre, public toilets, etc., also a pay and display car park. The website has full details of opening times, additional accommodation in the area, and other information. The Peace Path is a fully accessible trail from the visitor centre.