Seaford Head

Seaford Head is the best spot to enjoy the iconic view of the majestic Seven Sisters cliffs. Please be aware if you are walking east from Seaford sea front or west from Hope Gap you should take care as a significant crack has appeared and there has been a major cliff fall. Stay well away from the cliff edge and follow any diversions. 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 nature 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.

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Reserve size:
83 hectares

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Bird ringing at Hope Bottom

Bird ringing at Hope Bottom

Studying bird migration is a most important factor to help us understand the mystery and variation of bird migratory behaviour. Terry Hallahan tells us about the bird ringing group at Hope Gap

Potter Flower Bee

Potter Flower Bee

The Potter Flower Bee is one of the rarest bees in the UK. It is now only found at Seaford Head and two other locations in Britain. James Power, author of The Bees of Sussex, tells us more.

Be tick aware

Be tick aware

Now summer is here it is a good time to brush up on your knowledge of ticks, where they live and what sensible precautions you can take.