Welcome to the official website of the Beachy Head Countryside Centre located close to the  cliff tops at over 500 feet above sea level.

Beachy Head with its' iconic, dramatic white chalk cliffs is the eastern 'gateway' to the National Park, and it is from here that the famous South Downs Way stretches the entire 99 miles (160km) length of the Park to Winchester in Hampshire.

The South Downs National Park is the tenth National Park to be designated in England, providing an area of protected countryside that everyone can visit and enjoy.

We are a registered charity, run and managed by a team of volunteers known as the Friends of Beachy Head Countryside Centre.

The Beachy Head Countryside Centre is wheelchair friendly with full access to the Shop, Downland Experience and the Sussex Gallery.

Please use the links at the top of this page to explore Beachy Head!

Scroll down for our Opening Hours, Important Safety Information, Weather Forecast and Tide Times


Opening Times for December 2015

December 1st to 25th - Sorry we are closed

Saturday December 26th, Sunday December 27th and Monday December 28th

We will be open 11.30am to 2.30 pm

December 29th to December 31st - Sorry we are closed


Opening Times for 2016

Sorry, but we will be closed in January and February.

We will re-open again in March.


Please note that our opening times might vary in adverse weather conditions.


Important Safety Information

> You should not attempt to walk the beach between Cow Gap and Birling Gap. Tide changes and regular cliff falls make this walk both difficult and dangerous.

> Please keep dogs on a lead at all times while you are on the Downs

Weather forecast for the next 3 days

This weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget

Eastbourne Tide Times for today


South Downs National Park Authority

Click here for more information about the South Downs National Park