Seven Sisters Cliffs from Sea Level - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
As the tide was out, it was possible to walk along the base of the cliffs a short distance and out onto the chalk shelf to take this hand held panorama showing a view west back along the Seven Sisters and east towards Beachy Head. Here the chalk is covered in seaweed and muscles, full of interesting rock pools at low tide. Virtual tour taken in early July 2012. As can be seen in the satellite view of the Google Map, the sea comes to the base of the cliffs at high tide.
Seven Sisters Cliffs from Sea Level - FURTHER INFORMATION
Seven Sisters Cliffs from Sea Level - Eastbourne visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Seven Sisters Cliffs from Sea Level' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from East Sussex.
The Seven Sisters are one of the most famous sets of cliffs in England, and often stand in for the for film shots. This series of chalk hills and cliffs run from to the on the East Sussex coast between Seaford and Eastbourne.
At the Birling Gap there is access down the cliffs to the pebble beach below. At low tide a vast chalk and flint shelf is exposed, from which there are good views along the cliffs and back west along the Seven Sisters. This image here shows the cliff view from the exposed chalk shelf beneath Frost Hill and to the east the cliff runs up to Belle Tout Lighthouse and then continues on to Beachy Head.
The walk over the Seven Sisters is very popular in the summer, with many people starting at Seaford to the east. At Birling gap are a pub and National Trust cafe which make a very welcome break for hikers before they continue up to Beach Head and Eastbourne. During the summer months people come to the beach to explore the rock pools and also look for fossils. The coastline here is continuing to erode at about 50cm per year, which means that in a few years the buildings at the top of the cliffs will be destroyed.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Bus: Seven Sisters Country Park Centre (12A), East Dean, adj Seven Sisters Sheep Centre (13X)
Road: A259 runs inland along the Seven Sisters. Parking available at Seven Sisters Country Park centre about 6.5 miles from Eastbourne.
Train: Eastbourne Station to the east with links to London, Seaford Sation to the west.
Walk: South Downs Way