Situated on the cliffs between Pett level and Hastings.
In the 12th Century the Manor of Fairlight belonged to the Allard (or Alard) family; Stephen and Gervase Allard went to the Crusades, and effigies may be seen in Winchelsea Church; Gervase was Admiral of the Cinque Ports, and was the first Englishman to be called "Admiral".
Fairlight today is a collection of residential properties situated between Pett Level and Hastings it still has a local store and post office. Nearby is Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve, a unique 660 acre area of maritime sandstone cliff with a cliff top area of grassland and heath, woodland, glens covered with gorse and trees, nature trails and spectacular walks. Set in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, most of the park has been designated a special Area of Conservation and a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
The Ancient Town and Cinque Port of Rye is 9 miles and is famed for its historical associations, period architecture, medieval fortifications and cobbled ways. The town
offers a range of local shops, restaurants and train services on the Brighton to Ashford branch line with fast connections to London (38 minutes) and the Continent. Westward is Hastings (3 miles) with its seafront promenade, Old Town and Priory Meadow shopping centre. From the town there is a direct rail service to London Charing Cross. Hastings offers a wide range of schools including Helenswood Performing Arts College.