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Address: Eastbourne, England

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Amazing scening spot

Its absolutely gorgeous and definitely worth a visit when you are visitng Beachy Head as well. Lovely on a sunny day.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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82 reviews 82 reviews
28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Its absolutely gorgeous and definitely worth a visit when you are visitng Beachy Head as well. Lovely on a sunny day.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We had high expectations as we read online it was great but what you should value if you go there is not the view(Beachy head is better for the view) is the road. Walking there was a challenge. Do not walk later. At 5 p.m. they close every shop and we had to beg the ladies there to give us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Just one word to say - Beautiful! Go there in the early hours or late afternoon for the best view. Not much to do beside the view though. It can get seriously windy so do mind the gap!

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We have been visiting Birling Gap for years. The cliffs are encroaching the National Trust shop & restaurant, and row of houses. I guess we feel we are supporting it, and on a sunny day, a lovely place to sit down with a cuppa!

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

No matter what time of the year I visit, I find myself drawn to lean against the railings and take in the sights and sounds of Burling Gap. Whether it is simply standing for a few minutes and admiring the view in both directions, or stopping in the cafe of the National Trust building for coffee and a snack, it's... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

My partner, Peter had been here last year but in gale-blowing November. He had looked for a house to rent, now nearly fallen into the Sea! There were dramatic pictures on You Tube. The National Trust have built a Visitor Centre there which is very interesting and Child friendly. there are some spectacular views and coastal paths. Lovely atmosphere of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Great view, fresh air, lots of sun , wind and green heals :) we had a fabulous time. Our 2yo loved the cows from nearby farms more but it was a great day out!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

One of my favourite places. You are left in awe of the sea once you have been up close and personal with the chalk cliffs.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Whether you visit Birling Gap during the winter, when the waves are crashing against the cliffs, or on a sunny, early spring day - this is a spectacular landscape with dramatic coastal views and never-ending sea. On a sunny day, you could easily imagine that you're anywhere in the world. The water is very clear and the views along the... More 

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Eastbourne, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Beautiful stony beach beneath the famous White Cliffs with sand and rock pools at low tide. Can be a real suntrap but a bit iffy for a swim due to the volume of rock debris beneath the waves - although fine for paddling. One of the most picturesque photography locations and a great place to take kids to find crabs... More 

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