Published 27 May 2012

Eastbourne beach
Eastbourne beach

The best thing about a coastal walk is probably the chance to walk on the beach, and that’s certainly possible at the end of my favourite coastal walk which runs from Seaford to Eastbourne.

Most of the route follows the South Downs Way as it reaches its climax, but the old SDW actually ends at the base of the hill at the very edge of the town. If you want to get to the railway station, you have to make your own way there.

But if you are doing so, what better way to do it than to walk down Eastbourne’s extensive promenade, and perhaps dunk your hiking shoes in the English Channel? Maybe get some fish and chips from the pier, or sit on a bench and enjoy yourself.

Ah, coastal walks. Such fun.

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