Beachy Head is a headland formed where the South Downs reaches the sea.
The famous cliff rises 162 metres (530 feet) above the sea below and is the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain.
The main reason for Beachy Head's popularity is the wonderful panoramic views that can be enjoyed from the cliff top.
If you look east you see the beaches and town of Eastbourne, the Pier and the Sovereign Harbour. Further on you can see Pevensey Bay and Hastings and on an exceptionally clear day you can see the beach and power station in Dungeness in Kent nearly 40 miles away.
Looking west you can see even further, up to 70 miles, past Seaford Head to Newhaven and Brighton, then on to Selsey Bill near Chichester in West Sussex. On a very clear day the outline of the Isle of Wight can also be seen.