I first discovered the majestic beauty of the Seven Sisters through Instagram posts of England. It quickly went on the short list of places I wanted to see. Over the holiday break, we were finally able to road trip down to the southern coast of England. We lucked out that in a week full of heavy rain and gusts, we caught the cliffs on the only sunny day.
Our visit started at the western end of Seven Sisters at Cuckmere Haven. You can also choose to start your journey at several other places including the Birling Gap or the Seven Sisters Country Park. We chose to park at the South Hill Barn Car Park which is the entrance to the Seaford Head Nature Reserve so that we could see the breath-taking views of the cliffs from a higher elevation. The unfortunate part was that although we could go down to the beach, we weren’t able to access the cliffs due to the River Cuckmere flowing into the sea. The river was flowing so fast that it made the crossing impassable.
The Seven Sisters cliffs are located 111 km/70 miles south of London on the coast of England between the River Cuckmere and the Birling Gap in East Sussex. The spectacular white cliffs are mostly composed of chalk that was deposited 87-84 millions years ago while the area still laid beneath water.
The cliffs continue to recede 30-40 cm each year due to natural erosion and the elements of the weather. There are beautiful walks that can be taken from various points and fossils can be found along the beach.
Location: Seven Sisters Cliffs | East Sussex | England
Coordinates: Latitude: 50° 45′ 50.40″ N | Longitude: 0° 08′ 49.20″ E
If you’re interested in the geology of the Seven Sisters, here is a great site that talks about its history. Fossils can still be found on the beach!
Here are driving instructions on getting to the South Hill Barn Car Park to see the sweeping view of the Seven Sisters.
Printable pdf of the Seven Sisters Country Park.
Information about visiting Birling Gap and Seven Sisters.
Here is some info on how to get to Seven Sisters Country Park. You can go by rail, bus, or drive.