The South Downs National Park meets the sea between Eastbourne & Seaford with a display of impressive chalk cliffs..
Beachy Head is the highest coastal chalk cliff in the UK rising 535ft (163m) above sea level.

The red and white lighthouse below Beachy Head took over in 1902 from the cliff top Belle Tout lighthouse
The newer lighthouse was missed by feet when part of the chalk cliffs crashed into the sea in 1999.

And in the same year, the Belle Tout building had to be moved back 17 metres (56ft) from the edge of the cliff and rebuilt, because of chalk falls.

My son James taking a look over the cliff edge

Beachy Head
South downs national park

Panasonic G2


  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 3 years ago

    A magical capture Mike.
    That’s what I was like the first time too:-)

  • thanks Don

    – mikebov

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 3 years ago

    great image

  • thanks Tina

    – mikebov

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 3 years ago

    wow so brilliantly composed !!

  • thanks Maggie

    – mikebov

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...over 3 years ago

    Excellent shot!!! :))))))))))))))))))))))))))

  • thanks Vicki

    – mikebov

  • EvaMarIza
    EvaMarIzaover 3 years ago

    Fabulous :)))

  • thanks Eva

    – mikebov

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 3 years ago

    That’s very interesting Mike – I enjoy reading and learning from the information people give.
    James is looking below the right way, not standing up and peering like I’ve seen some people do on the top of Dover cliffs ! Great shot !

  • thanks Roy.
    A bit more info……
    because the lighthouse is no longer important, it has been decided that they will no longer paint it
    I will have to get down there with my own tub of red paint

    – mikebov

  • WatscapePhoto
    WatscapePhotoover 3 years ago

    Superb shot , Mike

  • thanks Steve

    – mikebov

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darover 3 years ago

    So beautiful view

  • thanks Bobby

    – mikebov

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 3 years ago

    what a stunning capture this is!!!!

  • thanks Charmiene

    – mikebov

  • rodsfotos
    rodsfotosover 3 years ago

    Wonderful composition Mike, especially with your son playing a strong role in the scene, that part of the coast seems to be eroding and changing dramatically by the day,
    Regards, Rod.

  • It certainly is, the cottages at Birling gap are disappearing into the sea and further back at Cuckmere Haven there are plans to allow the sea to reclaim the haven.

    – mikebov

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