How to get to Belle Tout at Beachy Head

Belle Tout Lighthouse
Beachy Head
East Sussex
BN20 0AE

By Taxi

The Belle Tout Lighthouse is situated six miles from Eastbourne's main railway station. It will take approximately 15 minutes to drive.

Sussex Cars (24 hour) 01323 726 726 / 0500 12 12 93 (Freephone)

By Car

Just 44 Miles south of the M25, key approach roads rom M23, A27 and A22 and the scenic A259 coastal route through the South Downs countryside. Contact Eastbourne's Tourist Information Centre for details of car hire companies in the area.

Driving Distances to Eastbourne

London 22 miles 2 hours
Birmingham 196 miles 3 hours 30 minutes
Manchester 287 miles 5 hours
Leeds 276 miles 4 hours 50 minutes
Edinburgh 482 miles 8 hours 30 minutes
Newcastle 365 miles 6 hours 20 minutes
Sheffield 248 miles 4 hours 20 minutes

By Bus or Coach

National Express operates a daily service form London Victoria Coach Station. Local buses also provide services throughout the South coast and countryside and operate excursions to resorts across the South East, London and France.

For information about bus services operating from Brighton along the coast to Eastbourne, visit or call 01273 886200.

By Rail

Souther Railway operated direct train services every half hour during hte day from London Victoria with a journey time of just 90 minutes. To avoid central London, simply pick up the service from Gatwick Airport or Haywards Heath. Southern Railway also operates along the South East coast offering great days out, with connections to Ashford International for the Eurostar service. Pick up a Southern Railway DaySave ticket from Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre for a cheap family day out.

Downlander is an all-inclusive Off Peak day ticket for travel across the South Downs, allowing you to travel to as many places n the South Downs in one day as you wish, using train and bus services. Discounts are also available to a number of attractions. Downlander tickets are sold exclusively online.

By Boat

Berthing is available 24 hours a day at Eastbourne's Sovereign Harbour Marina. One of the largest marinas in the UK, this stunning marina includes modern facilities and a range of restaurants, shops and a multiplex cinema.

By Air

London Gatwick airport is an hour away by rail or car and Heathrow and Stansted Airports are about 2 hours drive via the M25. Alternatively you can fly to Shoreham airport if you have private aircraft.

By Sea

The nearest ferry service operates just 20 minutes way from Newhaven to Dieppe. Alternatively the Channel Tunnel, Folkestone and Dover are about 1.5 hours drive away in the easterly direction. Portsmouth is about 2 hours drive in a westernly direction.

By Foot or Bicycle

Walk or cycle the historic South Downs Way, now part of the National Park - start or finish with a relaxing stay at the amazing Belle Tout Lighthouse.

The 100 mile route between Eastbourne and Winchester takes you through stunning scenery with many a nice pub or restaurant on your way.

If you need further help or information, please contact us.

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You can check availability using our on-line room availability calendar. When you've found the date and decided what room you would like to book, get in touch to make your booking.
Or call us today on 01323 423 185.

One night stays

We operate a minimum two night stay policy, however, providing there is availability, one night stays may be available within a week of the proposed date of stay.
Contact us a week before to check.

Booking in advance

To avoid disappointment for anniversaries, birthday and honeymoon celebrations, we recommend you book well in advance. We are taking bookings for this year and next year so please book as early as you can.