Lighthouse Challenge Checking-in

Checking-in Information


The arrival point is by the kiosk close to St. Bedes School, Duke’s Drive, Eastbourne right at the foot of the Downs. If you are using GPS for navigation, the nearest post code is BN20 7XL.

When you arrive, you will see banners signposting the event, and see a lane immediately to the left-hand side of the kiosk, so just proceed straight up the lane for around half a mile where it widens out and you will see a Rotary gazebo and the registration tables.


Please see timings below – these are important because at the closing time of check-in we cannot allow anyone to proceed, as safety will be compromised due to either failing light or the risk of being cut off by the tide.

There will be four tables to handle the checking-in, for those who have registered in advance  look for the sign “PRE-REGISTERED”, and in addition there will be tables for anyone registering on the day marked “REGISTERING TODAY”. Please note that we may have to restrict those registering on the day if we have to cap total numbers due to safety concerns.

Once registered, all participants will be given a wrist band to show that you have paid and are duly registered for the event.


When you finish the walk, please go to any one of the tables where you checked in so that we can present you with a certificate to show that you have completed the annual Lighthouse Challenge. You will also find a tent where you can purchase refreshments after your exertions!

Timings - all BST

Check-in desks open 16:00

Check-in closes 17:15 - No one allowed after this time.

Low water         17:52

Sunset         21:18

Guidance on Timings

As shown, there is a gap of an hour and a quarter for check-in which gives plenty of time to carry out registrations, but whilst you can certainly start out as soon as you have registered, please remember that the quickest you could reach the lighthouse would be around 50 minutes and if you want to walk round the lighthouse bear in mind that, even at low water, the tide will not be clear until around half an hour prior to low water time as above. Therefore, if you want to start out early, a saunter admiring the scenery might be advisable! 

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