Lighthouse Challenge Checking-in

Checking-in for the Lighthouse Challenge


The assembly 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 a GPS for navigation, the nearest post code is BN20 7XL.

When you arrive you will see banners signposting the event, and a lane immediately in front of the kiosk.  Just proceed straight up the lane for around half a mile and you will eventually see a Rotary gazebo and the registration tables.


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

There will be tables to handle the checking-in process; please look for the initial letter of your surname and all persons booked under the lead surname will be registered together. Although registration will be in the open please be mindful of others and the ongoing risk presented by Covid.

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


When you finish the walk please return to the check-in area where you will be able to collect a certificate to show that you have completed the Lighthouse Challenge

Timings - all BST

Check-in desks open 17:45

Check-in closes 18:30 - No one permitted to check-in after this time.

Low water         19:35

Sunset         20:45

All walkers will be asked to leave the lighthouse by 19.45 to ensure safe return before the light fades at sunset.

Guidance on Timings

As shown, there is a gap of only 45 mins for check-in which ought still to give sufficient time to carry out registrations.  Whilst you will be able to start out as soon as you have registered, please remember that you could reach the lighthouse within approximately 60 minutes which is likely to be too early if you want to walk round it. At ‘low water’ the tide will not be clear until around half an hour prior to low water as per timings above. Therefore, if you want to start out early please do take your time, admire the scenery, and appreciate that you may need to wait a short time for the water to recede sufficiently

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