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Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

Eastbourne

Type:Natural Feature

East Dean, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 0AB

Tel: +44 01323 423197

Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

About

Birling Gap and Crowlink, near Eastbourne in East Sussex, are part of the world famous Seven Sisters chalk cliffs, one of the longest stretches of undeveloped coastline on the south coast. One minute you can be walking on ancient downland, the next you could be rockpooling below towering cliffs of chalk. Spectacular, unspoilt views of the sea can be seen from all angles.

Birling Gap provides a point of entry for delightful walks and you can find a National Trust café and bar on the cliff top. The beach below is ideal for seaside picnics with its rock pools and areas of pebbles and sand. It is a great example of a marine nature reserve.

The wild forces of the sea create unusual chalk platforms and huge heaps of gleaming white chalk, as the cliffs erode at up to one metre a year. For a more secluded walk venture inland at Birling Gap or Crowlink. With over 500 acres of open chalk grassland, the area is rich with butterflies and downland flowers. Nearby sites of archaeological interest, like Belle Tout Neolithic enclosure, have much to tempt families with further along the coast. Plus, don't miss out on:

- Exploring over 600 acres (242 hectares) of Trust open-access land
- Taking a variety of walks; access to South Downs Way (steep paths)
- Attending a range of events and activities throughout the year, including rock-pooling
- Picking up a Tracker Pack to help you explore

The possibilities are boundless, so come see the wonders of Birling Gap and the Seven Sister

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction

TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

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