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Birling Gap, Eastbourne
(4.5/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Lovely quiet natural beach. National trust cafe serves good snacks. Toilets are ok. Plenty of cheap parking. Great views. 
  • Beautiful quiet place. Fantastic for family Sunday after lunch walk. Bird watchers and wild nature fans you are welcome! 
  • Now commercialised cafe and carpark but nevertheless an experience not to miss. This coastline is gradually disappearing so take loads of photographs of the area and remaining cottages. Nice beach but...  more »