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Beachy Head, Eastbourne

Beachy Head Lighthouse, Beachy Head Rd BN20 7, UK, United Kingdom


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Beachy Head is a chalk headland in Southern England, close to the town of Eastbourne in the county of East Sussex, immediately east of the Seven Sisters. The chalk was formed between 66 and 100 million years ago, when the area was under the sea. Then the chalk was uplifted and after the last Ice Age sea levels rose cutting into the chalk to form the dramatic cliffs. The headland was a danger to shipping. In 1831, construction of a lighthouse began on the on the next headland west from Beachy Head. Because mist and low clouds, Beachy Head Lighthouse was built at the sea level. Beachy Head is well known for the closing scene of Quadrophenia, where Phil Daniels shoots a scooter from the top of the cliffs.

The landscape from the cliff, the lighthouse
Its height has also made it one of the most notorious suicide spots in the world. There are an estimated 20 deaths a year at Beachy Head. The Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team conducts regular day and evening patrols of the area in attempts to locate and stop potential jumpers.
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  • Transparent Visitor center: info@beachyhead.org.uk

  • Transparent Phone Number: 01323 423 878

  • Transparent Entrance Fee: Free

  • Transparent Nearest food: The Tiger Inn Pub
  • Transparent Nearest Airport: LON London Airports