Beachy head



a chalk headland on the SE coast of England, on the English Channel near Eastbourne, Sussex. 575 feet (175 meters) high.
Historical Examples

Each of these gaps was held and guarded by a castle while the level eastward of Beachy Head was held by Pevensey.
England of My Heart–Spring Edward Hutton

Cornish choughs abound, and breed on Beachy Head, and on all the cliffs of the Sussex coast.
The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 1 Gilbert White

A Beachy Head correspondent writes to a daily paper to say that he has seen a peculiarly bright light in the sky.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, May 5, 1920 Various

The wind kept favourable until we sighted Beachy Head, about half-past five in the evening, and then it nearly died away.
A Boy’s Voyage Round the World The Son of Samuel Smiles

Beyond it the Sussex coast juts out at the bold white chalk promontory of Beachy Head.
England, Picturesque and Descriptive Joel Cook

Newhaven is a sickly burg sheltered well to the west of Beachy Head.
The Automobilist Abroad M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield

He still remembered with bitterness the reprimand which his extreme caution had drawn upon him after the fight of Beachy Head.
The History of England from the Accession of James II. Thomas Babington Macaulay

For me the sun has always seemed to rise over Beachy Head, the most easterly of our Downs.
Highways & Byways in Sussex E.V. Lucas

The trial was, that we should walk to the top of Beachy Head every afternoon.
The Story of Lewis Carroll Isa Bowman

The mistake of Tourville in this respect after Beachy Head has already been noted.
The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783 A. T. Mahan

noun
a headland in East Sussex, on the English Channel, consisting of chalk cliffs 171 m (570 ft) high

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