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Beachy Head, Eastbourne

South Downs National Park

 
Stay in Eastbourne, gateway to the new South Downs National Park. Visit Beachy Head, the Seven Sisters Country Park, Cuckmere valley, the Long Man of Wilmington and downland villages. Eastbourne's spectacular downland coastline also includes marine conservation areas and sites of special scientific interest. Book hotels, guest houses and B&B accommodation and self catering cottages.

Attractions in the South Downs

Filming at Beachy Head, Eastbourne

Beachy Head

Eastbourne

One of Eastbourne's most famous TV and film locations, used in Holywood blockbusters such as Harry Potter, James Bond, Pearl Harbour Robin Hood-Prince of Thieves, Notes on a Scandal, Wimbledon, and many TV series including Luther.

Go Wild! At Drusillas Park

Drusillas Park

Alfriston

Award winning Drusillas Park offers a fun-tastic family day out that includes the best small zoo in Europe where you’ll come face to face with hundreds of exotic animals from monkeys and meerkats to penguins and pandas.

Beachy Head Inn

Beachy Head Pub

Eastbourne

Large family pub with all day food and restaurant seating offering superb views of the South Downs across to Belle Tout lighthouse. Includes free parking and children's playground.

Beachy Head

Beachy Head

Eastbourne

The dramatic 530 feet high cliffs of Beachy Head give stunning views over Eastbourne and the English Channel.

Long Man of Wilmington

Long Man of Wilmington

Polegate

The mysterious guardian of the South Downs has baffled historians and archaeologists for years. It is signposted from the A27, between Eastbourne and Polegate and located south of the village of Wilmington.

Alfriston Heritage Centre

Alfriston Heritage Centre

Eastbourne

The Alfriston Heritage Centre is located in the Gun Room, next to St Andrews Church, on the Tye (the village green) in the centre of the historic village of Alfriston.

Beachy Head Countryside Centre

Beachy Head Countryside Centre

Eastbourne

Beachy Head Countryside Centre is situated at Beachy Head, a renowned beauty spot with incredible views. The Countryside Centre has an excellent gift shop, Downland Experience giving information about the geology and history.

South Downs

South Downs National Park

Eastbourne

The Downs around Eastbourne are recognised as an area of outstanding natural beauty. The dramatic 530 feet high cliffs of Beachy Head give stunning views over the Eastbourne and the English Channel.

Hill Walk

Walking Routes

Eastbourne

Why not walk or cycle the South Down's Way. The route stretches for 90 miles between Eastbourne and Winchester, taking in picturesque villages and stunning scenery. It is suitable for walkers, horse riders and mountain bikes.

The Tiger Inn

The Tiger Inn

Eastbourne

The Tiger Inn is popular with family groups, walkers and regulars who enjoy the cosy atmosphere and our traditional approach to pub food.

View over Beachy Head

Sightseeing Flights

Eastbourne

Enjoy a sightseeing flight with Brighton Scenic. Spectacular aerial views of Brighton, Beachy Head, Arundel Castle and more.

Seven Sisters Country Park Nature Reserve

Seven Sisters Country Park

Eastbourne

Found at the point where the South Downs meets the sea, the Sisters were created when ancient rivers cut valleys into the chalk, creating seven peaks.

Airworks

Airworks Paragliding

Eastbourne

Learn to paraglide on the beautiful Sussex South Downs. We offer a full range of paragliding courses ranging from a tandem flight, where you take to the skies with an instructor, through to taster days to get a feel for the sport.

Blackstock wedding courtyard

Blackstock Country Estate

Hailsham

Blackstock Country Estate is a beautiful countryside wedding and events venue set in the rolling South Downs of Sussex, which hosts ceremonies, receptions and events in two cosy barns, surrounded by 70 acres of breathtaking estate.

Open Top Bus

Eastbourne Sightseeing Open Topped Bus

Eastbourne

Journey across the spectacular South Downs Way and see some of Eastbourne's top attractions in an open top bus with commentary. Discover Eastbourne's history, stunning views of Beachy Head and the natural history of the South Downs.

Alfriston village

Alfriston

Alfriston

The small village of Alfriston has many old buildings and a feel of ancient times. The main street offers shops and restaurants. Alfriston also has an annual festival.

Birling Gap at Sunset

Birling Gap

Eastbourne

Birling Gap is a beautiful and tranquil enclosed pebble beach set below the dramatic backdrop of the Seven Sisters cliffs.

Belle Tout Lighthouse

Belle Tout Lighthouse

Eastbourne

Belle Toute lighthouse used in the TV series of the Fay Weldon classic ‘The Life and Loves of a She Devil’.

Fizz on Foot

Fizz on Foot

Eastbourne

Fizz on Foot offers a range of South of England walking tours in East and West Sussex. With a focus on the great wines that England has to offer, tours take in vineyards with a wine tasting over one to four days.

Learn Watercolours

Learn Watercolours Outdoors

Eastbourne

Paint stunning vistas with the help of artist Alison Cotton in a one day watercolour painting workshop at the Coastguards Cottages in Cuckmere Haven.

Beachy Head

Seven Sisters Visitor Centre

Eastbourne

Found at the point where the South Downs meets the sea, the Sisters were created when ancient rivers cut valleys into the chalk, creating seven peaks

Tea Gardens

Litlington Tea Gardens

Polegate

A tea room for a sunny day, perfect for families and dogs as the majority of seating is outside. The Tea Gardens were established around 150 years ago and still retains much of it’s original charm.

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