Have your say - what makes the Sussex Heritage Coast special

Birling Gap rockooling event

The Sussex Heritage Coast Partnership brings together the 10 organisations looking after some of Britain’s most iconic coastline – stretching from Seaford, past Cuckmere Haven and along the magnificent chalk cliffs of Seven Sister and Beachy Head to Eastbourne in the South Downs National Park.

We want to be able to tell the story of this special place so that it can be conserved and enjoyed by future generations. To tell its story, we need to know exactly what it is that makes this stretch of coastline so special to you – what are the ‘special qualities’ of this unique and internationally recognised place?

The wave cut platform at low tide
Gullies in the wave cut platform at low tide off Birling Gap
The wave cut platform at low tide

There are two ways you can have your say:
Do a quick online questionnaire
Or  drop in to one of the four sessions below:
Redoubt Fortress, Eastbourne, BN22 7AQ: Mon 14 May, 3–7pm
Birling Gap Visitor Centre, East Dean, BN20 0AB: Tues 15 May, 3–7pm
Clinton Centre, Seaford, BN25 1NP: Weds 16 May, 3–7pm
Old Chapel Centre, Alfriston, BN26 5TL: Thurs 17 May, 3–7pm

Vicky Lawrence, Countryside & Policy Manager for the South Downs National Park Authority and Chair of the Heritage Coast Partnership, said:
“The Sussex Heritage Coast is an instantly recognisable and iconic part of the South Downs National Park. Many millions of people enjoy the coast each year and we want to work together with those who love this place to make sure it can be conserved and enjoyed for generations to come.”