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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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  • Birling Gap, what can i say, the white chalk cliffs are just amazing. The Cafe on the edge of the cliff had a wonderful display about the creation of the cliffs all those millions of years ago plus a ...  more »
  • Stunning views. Since taking over the National trust have done amazing things. Great little café and museum 
  • Went to do a picnic by the night taking advantage of that the day was cloudless. The picnic was already good with view of the Seven Sisters in the background, but sunset left us mute all of the beautiful that was. A very good place to dismiss the day of visits, especially if it is in good company.
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