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Birling Gap, Eastbourne

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Part of the spectacular "Seven Sisters" chalk cliffs, the hamlet Birling Gap stretches along the south coast of East Sussex. The site acts as an entry point to the beach for beautiful coastal walks. On the cliff top sits a cafe for a warm drink on a windy day. Descend the steps to the beach, but be careful of their steepness. The beach itself provides a fantastic location for a picnic while enjoying the sea views and spectacular cliff formations. Discover marine life in the rock pools at low tide, but be sure to keep an eye on the tidal times. Be well prepared for changeable weather conditions by bringing jackets for rain and layers for blustery days. Plan to visit Birling Gap and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Eastbourne attractions using our Eastbourne travel itinerary planner.
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  • We went to this beach to see the white cliffs of Dover, and we could not have chosen better site. A little climbing the stairs that are left can be a picnic at the top of the cliff, facing the cliffs on the other side. Awesome, leaves you speechless!
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  • Here, it should have been if you like chalk rocks. We were with several children there. You can sit super stone Beach and see on the water. Via a staircase you come to a small restaurant, that offers also souvenirs, and much background information about the circle of rocks. An ideal spot to relax and unwind. There's a. Parking on the 4 h about cost 2.50. You should be careful if you go to the hills, because there are no barriers at the Rade of the circle cliffs.
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  • Bit the feeling of a ' tourist trap... ' Crowds everywhere, parking fee, but for those who want a nice walk on the Pebble Beach, or just to the water, or even delicious whelks picking between the Rocky stones, which is in place. Public toilet at this place is useful.
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