Undercliff Walk

Explore the Brighton Undercliff Walk in 2023

Explore the Brighton Undercliff Walk in 2023

Are you looking for a family-friendly adventure that offers stunning sea views and plenty of amenities along the way? Then the Brighton Undercliff Walk that leads to Saltdean is the perfect destination. This picturesque 5-mile route offers easy access, flat surfaces, and good wheelchair accessibility, making it suitable for people of all ages and abilities.

Route Overview from Brighton i360 to Saltdean

Although the undercliff path officially starts in the Brighton Marina, we believe it can be fun to start your adventure at Brighton i360, an iconic lifting glass capsule, located on the seafront. The i360 provides toilets and a café and why not first enjoy Brighton´s best views from the 138 metres high observation tower?

As you set off on the Undercliff Walk, take a moment to appreciate the stunning views of the Brighton and Hove coastline, including the famous Brighton Palace Pier and the colourful beach huts that line the shore.

The walkway is easily accessible, with a flat surface that makes it perfect for strollers, small bikes, and scooters.

Check out our directory for a wide variety of shops, cafés, toilets and parking along the Brighton Undercliff.

Brighton i360 to saltdean on brighton undercliff walk

Madeira Drive Venues

As you continue along the route, you will pass by Madeira Drive, a historic road that is home to a range of entertainment venues. These include the Brighton Zip, a thrilling zipline experience, and the Volks Railway, a narrow-gauge railway that has been in operation since 1883. Children will love the excitement of these attractions, making the Undercliff Walk the perfect family adventure.

brighton undercliff walk from Madeira Drive

Bustling Brighton Marina

After leaving Madeira Drive behind, you will come to Brighton Marina, you’ll be greeted with a picturesque view of boats bobbing on the water and the sparkling sea stretching out in front of you. Brighton Marina is a bustling complex that offers a range of shops, cafes, and restaurants. The marina is family-friendly, with plenty of amenities for children and adults alike. Take a break and enjoy a coffee or a meal while enjoying the stunning views of the marina and the sea.

Start the Brighton Undercliff Walk in the Marina

The Marina is also a good starting point with ample parking and excellent transport links. As you begin your walk from the Marina, you’ll be immediately treated to stunning views of the Sussex coastline, with white cliffs, rock pools at low tide, and sweeping panoramas that will take your breath away.

Charming Ovingdean and Rottingdean

As you leave Brighton Marina behind, you will come to the charming villages of Ovingdean and Rottingdean. Ovingdean is a charming residential village, located about 15 minutes inland from the route. While it may not offer as many amenities as other places, the Grade I St. Wulfran´s Church dating back to the 12th century is worth a visit. Its all-flint architecture and its charming churchyard with the approximately 1000 years old yew tree are not to miss. 

Rottingdean Village

On the other hand, Rottingdean is a livelier village located directly on the Brighton Undercliff Walk. You’ll find plenty of cafes, restaurants, and shops here, making it a great place to stop for a break or to explore the local community. 

Read more about the History of the Brighton Undercliff Walk.

brighton undercliff walk to ovingdean church

Saltdean Whitecliffs Café & the Lido

At the end of the Brighton Undercliff Walk, you’ll find the charming White Ways Cafe in Saltdean, which is a great destination to relax and recharge. This cafe offers a cosy and welcoming atmosphere, with a delightful menu that includes delicious coffee and homemade cakes. The outdoor seating area also provides stunning views of the sea, making it the perfect spot to soak up the sunshine and take in the coastal scenery. Don’t miss out on this gem of a cafe during your journey along the Undercliff Walk!

The Lido

A stones drop from the Brighton Undercliff Walk, you can visit the famous Saltdean Lido, an art deco outdoor swimming pool that is a popular spot for locals and visitors alike. The town also has a range of shops, cafes, and pubs, making it a great place to explore before heading back to Brighton. The good wheelchair accessibility of the walkway means that everyone can enjoy this charming town.

Bus Lines

If you don’t feel like walking the entire way back to Brighton, there are several bus lines that run along the route. These include the number 12, 14 and 27 buses, which run from Saltdean to Brighton and back.


The Brighton Undercliff Walk to Saltdean is the perfect adventure for families and people of all ages and abilities. The flat surface of the Undercliff Walk makes it easy for children on small bikes and scooters to explore these charming villages.

With stunning sea views, historic landmarks, and a range of attractions along the way, this scenic walk offers something for everyone. So why not plan your adventure today and discover the charms of the Brighton Undercliff Walk? See an overview of all the locations where the Brighton undercliff Walk passes by.

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