at Beachy Head

Beachy Head and the surrounding area offer much more than just beautiful coastline

Thousands of visitors flock to the vicinity for gentle walks, challenging hikes, cycling, horse riding and canoeing. Activities at Beachy Head can be as adrenalin-filled as you like.


Winding woodland trails, open paths or on-road blasts

Walking & Hiking

Amble along the coast or trek the countryside…

Horse Riding

Explore the largest National Trail on horseback

You may prefer a gentle stroll to a white-knuckle descent on the back of a mountain bike, but both options are easy to find at Beachy Head. Friston Forest is criss-crossed with trails that cater for off-road enthusiasts, while the undulating coastline of Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters offers walks to suit every ability.


The sea is great for swimming in summer, and the beach at Birling Gap offers a sandy introduction to the refreshingly cool water. When the surf is up, Birling Gap also attracts surfers looking to catch a wave. Back along the coast, the winding, meandering river through Cuckmere Haven is popular with kayakers and canoeists.

The South Downs Way begins near Beachy Head, so for many intrepid travellers East Dean and the Tiger Inn is a handy stop-off point. The South Downs Way is the only National Trail that has a designated bridleway, meaning it’s also popular with cyclists and horse riders.