Birling Gap

Visit Birling Gap

Birling Gap Beach is a lovely pebble beach enclosed by the the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs. Birling Gap is easy to reach from the village of East Dean, Sussex, situated on the Seven Sisters not far from Beachy Head.

A popular destination for nature lovers and walkers, it can get busy during the holidays. By the steps leading down to the beach is a the car park and visitor center with a cafe for refreshments, local information and activities.

Did you Know? Birling Gap, was home to J Dipperay, a famous smuggler. There is a plaque dedicated to him in East Dean Church.

The beach is popular with fossil hunters and tourists. Take a walk along the dramatic clifftops, with stunning views looking out across the English Channel.

Birling Gap is dog Friendly all year round and popular with dog walkers.

This beach is …

  • A Pebble Beach
  • Dog Friendly

What to see and do

  • Hunt For Fossils

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Places to stay

  • Holiday park

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Getting To Birling Gap

Beach Location

Birling Gap Road, East Dean, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN20


There is a carpark close to the beach

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Getting There

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