We have so many beautiful places directly on our doorstep, here are a few of our favourites from the South Downs National Park. If walking is not your thing, take the bus to Brighton where you will find plenty of culture, art and history.
Stretching nearly 10km, the Seven Sisters form perhaps the most challenging section of the South Downs Way. Whether you are an experienced walker, or simply seeking the famous views of the white chalk cliffs, there are plenty of scenic coastal trails on offer.
Visit the Seven Sisters Canoe Centre and hire paddle boards, kayaks or canoes to enjoy the meandering waters of the Cuckmere river first hand. Available to rent all year round, but don't worry, wetsuits are provided!
The water here is excellent for swimming and can be best enjoyed form Birling Gap on a calm day. When the tide is out, there is a stretch of sand beyond the pebbles and during low tide you can avoid the spiky rocks underfoot. These are the best times to swim, so check in advance. https://www.tidetimes.org.uk/eastbourne-tide-times
Pay a visit to witness eccentricity in all its splendour. Just eight miles along the coast, there are many iconic sights, boutique shops and quirky places to eat and drink that will keep you busy unil the early hours.