As winter approaches we generally think that it will be dark and grey. However, if we seize those sunny days for a winter boat trip we can see our country at its best. Cold crisp days are ideal for a trip like this one a few days ago. Sea conditions can be be exceptionally good and these are the days to see our beautiful coastline such as the Severn Sisters Country Park and Beachy Head.
What makes winter boat trips extra special is the potential for very good visibility which you do not seem to get in the summer months when the heat often gives a haze or mist in the distance. The sun being much lower allows us to see the countours of the coastline highlighted by the shadows. The sun often treats us to much warmer yellow tones in the afternoon making the landscape seem much warmer.
The retun trip from Brighton to Beachy Head takes about 4 hours. On the way, the activity of Brighton gives way to residential areas of Rottingdean and Saltdean, but before getting there the imposing Roedean School standing alone on the cliff top can be seen. Other notible landmarks such Blind Veterans UK and Rottingdean Windmill can be seen, before crossing the Greenwich Meridian. Following this the port of Newhaven and Seaford Bay is passed before the Seven Sisters cliffs lead up to Beachy Head.
This is a relaxed trip with plenty to see and one of the longer winter boat trips available from Brighton. Alternative shorter trips are along Brighton Seafront which will take about an hour.