Beachy Head

Just had a great free stopover at Beachy Head hotel in Eastbourne. Located at the at the top of Beachy head with spectacular views across the seven sisters. This is the perfect location if you enjoy walking and photography. The hotel allows you to stay overnight if you are dinning in, and the food is excellent. I had the slow cooked Lamb Shank which was cooked to perfection and my wife had the Sticky Platter. This is a very popular location and by mid day can be full with people wanting to get some lunch, we was lucky to have great weather, clear skies and sun beating down onto the outdoor terrace. By the evening things quieten down and so it is easy to get a table for dinner. You can reserve tables if you feel you need to which also means you can pick a table near one of the pictures windows looking across the beautiful country side.
When we stayed we took a walk along the cliff top down to Birling Gap which is run by the National Trust, be careful with children and dogs as there is no fence to protect any one from the cliff edge. The walk is attached on the left and is about 2.6 miles from Hotel to Birling Gap. At Birling gap you will find an excellent cafe and a visitors center. We stopped here for a coffee and lunch and were happy to know our lab Star was allowed in. You can also get the steps from here down to the beach. There is another set of steps up the cliff on the way back but at the time we visited these where closed. So be careful, if you walk the beach to these steps and find them closed you could end up getting cut off by the tide. So best to ask in the visitors center if the steps are open.
There are a lot of places to walk to from here. The national trust provides a lot of walks in the visitor’s center with maps and some really good information on the seven sisters and how the coast line is eroding. On our way to Beachy Head we stopped at a lovely country village called East Dean. You can easily stop here with your van as they have ample parking. Alternatively if you are up for the walk you can get there from Beachy hotel. This is a quaint little village with a great little tea shop that is worth a stop.
We were only at Beachy Head for one night and felt we had only seen a small part of the wonderful area. We are planning our next visit and can’t wait to come back.

Beachy Head Hotel
Beachy Head,
Eastbourne,
East Sussex,
BN20 7YA
01323 728060

www.vintageinn.co.uk/restaurants/south-east/thebeachyheadeastbourne

Beachy Head


East Dean


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