Coastal sites with surfaced trails

Beachy Head

This famous high point on the chalk cliffs has a visitor centre and trail with spectacular views over the sea and lighthouse.

  • Visitor centre
  • Car park (pay and display)
  • Toilets
  • OS map ref: TV 591959

Further information

Broomhill Sands

A surfaced ramp provides access onto a 400 metre section of the sea wall from the car park giving superb views over Rye Bay.

  • Car park off Lydd Road
  • OS map ref: TQ 980182

Further information

Hastings Country Park

The country park stretches along the coastline east of Hastings and has diverse wild habitats. Much of the park is rugged and difficult to access but the Firehills area has an accessible trail, visitor centre, picnic facilities, car park and toilets.

  • Parking and disabled parking off Fairlight Road
  • OS map ref: TQ 860118

Further information

Countryside Ranger (Hastings Borough Council)

  • Telephone: 01424 813 225

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

A 1.5km surfaced track runs from Rye Harbour Village to the shore. Birds and wildlife abound along this route and there is also a pool overlooked by two birdwatching hides with wheelchair access.

  • Car parking in Rye Harbour village
  • Toilets in Rye Harbour village
  • Birdwatching hide with wheelchair access
  • OS map ref: TQ 942189

Further information

The Warden
East Sussex County Council

  • Telephone: 01797 223 862

Seven Sisters Country Park

The park is a large chalk grassland site lying partly on the most seaward stretch of the Cuckmere valley and partly on the undulating hills of the Seven Sisters.

Many facilities have easy access including a 2km track to the sea. This track is mostly concrete but has a well-worn grass track for the last 700m which is accessible during summer.

  • Bikes and canoes for hire
  • Car park (pay and display)
  • Visitor centre, restaurant and toilets
  • OS map ref: TV 520994

Further information

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