Beachy Head
photo by Herry Lawford

This is the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain, rising up to 162 meters (530 feet) above sea level. From here you can admire the view of the south east coast from Dungeness to the east and to Selsey Bill in the west.

Because the headland was a danger for shipping boats, a lighthouse was built in 1831. In 1902, another lighthouse was built, this time in the sea, as the other one was not visible because mist and low clouds.

Because of its height, Beachy Head is the third most notorious suicide spot in the world, after the Golden Gate Bridge and the Aokigahara Woods in Japan.

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