Beachy Head

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The highest sea cliff in Britain with views to Dungeness in the east to Selsey Bill in the west.

Its name has nothing to do with the beach below. It is said to be a corruption of the original French words ‘beau chef’ meaning beautiful headland.

 The iconic red and white striped lighthouse which stands 165 meters away from the base of the cliffs became operational in 1902. It is 43 metres high and is made from Cornish granite.