Beachy Head, Eastbourne
The name Beachy Head appears as 'Beauchef' in 1274, and was 'Beaucheif' in 1317, becoming consistently Beachy Head by 1724, and has nothing to do with beach. Instead it is a corruption of the original French words meaning "beautiful headland" (beau chef).
The cliff there is the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain, rising to 162 metres (531 ft) above sea level. The peak allows views of the south east coast from Dungeness in the east, to Selsey Bill in the west. Its height has also made it one of the most notorious suicide spots in the world.
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daddo (25150) 2014-05-16 19:52
Wow, this image gives the impression of a watercolour painting. Even its lack of sharpness adds to that impression with the soft edges. Lovely light. Nice overall Alex. Regards. Klaudio.