Undercliff Walk, Brighton

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Walk, cycle, and enjoy the sea air at Undercliff Walk, a popular scenic coastal walk stretching from Brighton Marina to Saltdean. This area is of special historical and geological interest, containing fossils of mammoths, woolly rhinos, and hippos. The iconic chalk and flint cliffs, which have become a symbol of East Sussex and Kent, are propped up by a concrete seawall. A broad promenade tops the wall, providing walkers with unobstructed views of the cliffs and the sea. The walk is about 4.8 km (3 mi) long, and passes through the picturesque village of Rottingdean, famous for its tea shops and small restaurants. On sunny days the glare from the cliffs can be quite intense, so don’t forget to bring your sunglasses. Use our Brighton and Hove trip planner to add Undercliff Walk and other attractions to your Brighton and Hove vacation plans.
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  • It is a nice walk for about 5 km, but most part of it is in a bad shape. The railings and the concrete has withered, may be due to bad construction. There are only two or three cafes in this stretch, ...  more »
  • The Underwalk area that is in poor condition is barriered off, so its safe for all. An enjoyable walk for up to 4 miles to Rottingdean. We got the bus from Hove (50 minutes), to Rottingdean and walk b...  more »
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