Vera Lynn may not have written a song about them, but the white cliffs of Saltdean have their own stark beauty. You can stroll to this seaside village from Brighton Marina, courtesy of the Undercliff Pass – a 5km walkway along the seawall, where the chalk cliffs tower to your left and the sea crashes up dramatically from your right. Waterproofs recommended. At low tide, you’ll want a net for the rockpools, too. Saltdean itself is a nondescript patch of inter-war housing with a peaceful shingle beach and a great new children’s playpark. But it’s firmly on the weekenders’ map again thanks to the reopening of Saltdean Lido, an Art Deco treasure located just short of the seafront.
Restaurants and Cafés in Saltdean
Seafront café offering unbeatable views and welcome refuge for windswept walkers
Things to Do in Saltdean
Splash in 1930s style at this newly restored Art Deco lido