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Birling Gap, Eastbourne

Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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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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  • Visited here on recommendations from locals. The landscape and views are just stunning.Enjoyed walking along the headland. Stunningly beautiful place to visit. Also met one of the chaplaincy team who ...  read more »
  • No matter what time of the year you visit, you are assured of a spectacular view, but go late afternoon/early evening and catch the sunset and you will be amazed, Eapvery day it's different, stunning ...  read more »
  • On a bright day, in the sunshine, the cliffs stand out tall and white against a bue sky. Breathtaking. The remains of a long time under water, they stretch for a long way along the coast and over to F...  read more »
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