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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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  • Quintessential South Coast beach to walk along, a walk to Beach Head or along the Seven Sisters for the more energetic and a great shop and cafe run by the National Trust. Definitely worth a visit! 
  • Visited Birling Gap for the first time and was amazed at all the facilities that were available. The weather was biting cold so it was wonderful that we could have a lovely coffee in the CafĂ© to warm ...  more »
  • Great for being able to take our dog inside after a Walk Friendly staff. On a sunny day , the view is wonderful. You can sit & watch the sun go down.