Seaford Head

Seaford Head is the best spot to enjoy the iconic view of the majestic Seven Sisters cliffs. Please be aware of there have been significant cliff falls near Hope Gap, so please take care. Seaford Head is managed by the Sussex Wildlife Trust in partnership with Seaford Town Council, the site owners.

Seaford Head is the best place to enjoy spectacular views of the Seven Sisters and Cuckmere Valley. A short walk from the car park at South Hill Barn takes you to one of the most spectacular views of the Seven Sisters, a wonderful undulating line of chalk cliffs. However the stunning views are not the only reason to visit this reserve.

Seaford Head Local Nature Reserve (LNR) covers an area from Seaford Head Golf Course eastwards to the Cuckmere Valley and north to Exceat Bridge. Over 50% of the LNR is owned by Seaford Town Council and has been managed by Sussex Wildlife Trust since 2013. The rest is owned by the National Trust and East Sussex County Council. Lying within the South Downs National Park it is part of the Sussex Heritage Coast and home to many nationally rare and significant species of plants, birds and insects. Due to its outstand­ing biological and geological features it is part of the Seaford Head to Beachy Head Site of Special Scientific Interest and falls within the Beachy Head West Marine Conservation Zone.

We welcome volunteers to help us carry out work on this nature reserve - please contact Sarah Quantrill

News from Seaford Head

    • National Marine Week 2019

      National Marine Week 2019

      National Marine Week is our annual celebration of the sea and the amazing wildlife that lives there.

    • Seaford Head is buzzing

      Seaford Head is buzzing

      The bees are loving the ground ivy that is thriving on the paths and rides around Hope Bottom.

    • Transatlantic mini-boat at Seaford Head

      Transatlantic mini-boat at Seaford Head

      Schoolchildren in Seaford were thrilled to hear Sussex Wildlife Trust’s Nikki Hills talk about the miniature boat that washed up at Seaford Head, having been launched 3,000 miles away in Maine, USA by schoolchildren, in order to track coastal currents and discover more about how communities evolve.

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