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A Day at Eastbourne Seafront, & The Seven Sisters - The Luxe Edition
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A Day at Eastbourne Seafront, & The Seven Sisters

“I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else.”
~Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek

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Listen to the sea…what do you hear?

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I couldn’t resist picking these wild flowers.. :))

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From further up, the swirling patterns of the water was eye catching.

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I must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.
~Anaïs Nin

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I won’t say no to hot chocolate & an eclair.. 

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Sunset at Eastbourne seafront

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Colourful seaside huts, apparently they cost £9k each.

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The Belle Tout lighthouse at the top of Beachy Head, was built in 1832 & is now a B&B. It must make for a memorable place to stay, having 360 degree views of the English channel & surrounding cliffs.  It also has themed rooms called ‘The Captains Cabin’, ‘Old England’ and ‘Keepers Loft’. I’ll be sure to check it out next time I go!

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The camera doesn’t do the place justice..

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Snapchatting 😛 (@drzahrax) 

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[ Outfit details//Theme: casual ] Cap: H&M | Grey cotton Asymmetrical top & Navy blue zipped waistcoat: Zara | Black jeggings: Uniqlo (they have a great selection for petite sizes) | Grey jumper & sneakers: H&M | Watch: Movado.

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Listen to this tune by the Piano Guys (one of fave artists). Now imagine walking in nature with this playing in your ear. Magnificent.. 

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Whenever the sun is out, I always feel guilty if I’m not out & about doing something active. This long bank holiday weekend was the perfect opportunity to go on a trip & stock up on some Vitamin D :P.

It’s amazing how much choice there is for outdoorsy type activities within London, or an hour or two away.  There is something for everyone, whether one likes exploring, going on a slow walk, a brisk hike, a road trip, a surf or coastal swim.

We ended up going to The Seven Sisters in East Sussex -some impressive chalk cliffs by the English Channel. They form part of the South Downs, & sit cosily between Seaford and Eastbourne in southern England. It took us about 2 hours by car, we were very lucky as for most of the day the sun was out, & shining.

If you drive down the winding country lanes, you’ll see arched trees framing the roads, cute flower laden wooden bus stops, beautifully landscaped gardens, quaint shop fronts, & the rolling country side hills whizzing by. There will be the odd sheep, a horse, vintage car, a kite surfer, & a tent or two..

Ah, you get the picture right?!

If you want to be lazy (like me), you’ll avoid the longish hike across the chalk cliffs, & get the car/bus to do the leg work. And still take in the glorious sights. There’s also the option of staying at Eastbourne seafront, taking in the sun & sea, & a good amount of ice cream.

If you’re super active, & healthy (well done), you can hike along the South Downs trails & also tackle Eastbourne beach. Psttt Brighton isn’t too far away..Now remember, this isn’t Miami or the Bahamas. Eastbourne has a pebble beach, with it’s own charm, rhythm & sea song. A different kind of beautiful.

Easy to get to, from & back to London.

Don’t forget list:

  1. Sunscreen + hat + sunglasses
  2. Microfibre beach towels
  3. Flip flops
  4. Some cash/coins for parking/ice cream/chips etc.
  5. Water & snacks (try these, they’re yum!)
  6. Camera for the views
  7. Wipes/sanitizer
  8. (a back up plan & tent in case it rains ;))

Some useful links for Seven sisters here, here, here & here.

Are you ready, or are you ready?

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Eastbourne seafront, eastbourne seven sisters walk, beachy head, the luxe edition, where to visit from london, sussex, beachy head, birling gap, sea

Voila, Vitamin D levels topped up, it was time to head back home.

Now, where should I head to next? 🙂

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  • Love your shots of the beach huts and of Beachy Head – I’d steer well clear of the cliff edge!

    • Thanks Suze!! Agreed..I kept well away haha :)) Have a fab weekend x

  • Sheni

    Doesn’t look like England…Spain is that you????

    • Haha! We have so many gems on our doorstep )