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Best things to do in East Sussex

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Natural Feature
“Just nine miles from Eastbourne, Seaford is famous for its Martello Tower at the eastern end of the promenade, as well as its superb views of the Seven Sisters Country Park. Among England's most impressive cliff views, the incredible Seven Sisters - Haven Brow, Short Brow, Rough Brow, Brass Point, Flagstaff Point, Bailey's Brow, and Went Hill Brow - are just begging to be explored. The best view of these seven chalk hills, which form part of the foothills of the South Downs, can be enjoyed from Seaford Head.”
31 locals recommend
Point of Interest
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“An ever changing landscape, where the South Downs meet the sea. Approx 40mins from Cottage”
15 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful scenic walks National Park Only 45 minute bus ride from Brighton, £5 return!”
2 locals recommend
Lodging
“Village pub on the village green at East Dean. Great spot for a drink. Food is not spectacular; ok for lunch.”
7 locals recommend
Café
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“Birling Gap - just next to Cuckmere Haven - is probably our nearest beach! Its about a 25 minute drive, through the village of East Dean (The Tiger Inn in East Dean is a great pub for lunch). Access to the beach is down an iron set of steps. It is by far the best to visit at low tide (sand and rock pools) so check tides on Google. At high tide its just a pebbly beach at the foot of the cliffs. There is a good National Trust café here by the car park. Birling Gap was used as a backdrop in the film "Atonement" (James McAvoy and Kiera Knightly).”
8 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 4
“Good for hiking and sight seeing. Lots of lovely historical buildings and the famous Tiger Inn and the start of the rolling Downs. Further on you have the Cuckmere, meandering tidal river with canoe centre. ”
1 local recommends
Café
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“A great place to swim plus a friendly cafe and stunning views of the Seven Sisters”
1 local recommends
Café
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“Set amongst the Seven Sisters, a national trust area on the coast with a beautiful beach (be sure to check tide times and visit when the tide is out). Stunning scenery!”
1 local recommends
Postal Code
“Amazing food, great service and a lovely place. Book ahead, discounts available mid week.”
1 local recommends
Post Office
“As well as a post office there is local food but also many products that you need again only a 5 minute walk away.”
1 local recommends
Food
“Has locally sourced products also an excellent range of local and international wines. Just down the hill a 2 minutes walk away for milk, egg or bread.”
1 local recommends
Restaurant
1 local recommends
Store
“Small coffee with some local necessities next to the Tiger Pub and only a 5 minute walk away.”
1 local recommends
Lodging
1 local recommends
Beach
“A fabulous drive and a wonderful view of the cliffs of Sussex. Namely the seven sisters. Walk them or just look. Then have lunch in the tiger inn. ”
6 locals recommend
Locality
“Part of the South Downs National Park, East Dean is a gorgeous English village. Enjoy stunning views of countryside and coast, with the seaside town of Eastbourne on the doorstep.”
2 locals recommend