Rottingdean is on the south coast of England. Although on the coast this was a farming village rather than a fishing one. But it was not disconnected from the sea as it used to be known as the smugglers' village. It was the home of the writer, Rudyard Kipling, and of his uncle, the painter Edward Burne-Jones.

Get in

Buses along the coast from Brighton run every 5 to 10 minutes. The walk from Brighton Palace pier will take about 1 1/2 hours, either along the undercliff or along the cliff top. You can start this walk from Brighton Marina. At Ovingdean gap there is a small cafe by the beach that will be open if it is sunny.

Get around

A small village, easy to walk around.



Stained-glass window by Edward Burne-Jones in Rottingdean Church

There is a pebble beach which is nice in the summer. Boxing Day is a traditional village day with inter pub football, tug of war, races, etc. The whole village closes about 6.30pm that day mostly drunk.


You can go along the chalk cliff beach and look for fossils in the geodes that you will find on the beach.



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