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Birling Gap

Eastbourne, England
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Ranked #9 of 24 attractions in Eastbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
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Horsham
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I prefer to come in winter to experience the anger of the sea and avoid the growing number of people drawn to this strangely fascinating place. So much erosion over a small period of time. Love coming here.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Lots of people visit Beachy Head....so don't miss out on going to Birling Gap - easy access to the Beach via 52 steps and a team of local people who meet up every Friday to clean the beach and keep it nice and tidy. A coffee shop at the top of cliff is worth a visit.

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Westerham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Lovely windy walk today with great views. Do pop into the National Trust exhibition, shop and cafe on site while you're there.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The wind was quite strong (!) but the views were worth it. Pop into the National Trust exhibition to see just how much the coast erodes at this point. Scary!

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Lancing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Fantastic area for rock pooling. Keeps children and adults amused for hours. Always lots to find...starfish, crabs, shrimps, fish and beadlet anemones. Other than a reasonable parking fee it's a very cheap and rewarding day out. National Trust cafe on site which has excellent toilet facilities.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Birling Gap is a nice little spot on the Seven Sisters cliffs, with access down to the shingle beach, a cafe, a National Trust shop, and a sort of museum about the local area. It's a small part of the coastline, but still very scenic, and the museum was very interesting for just a quick look round. The prediction of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Apart from the stunning views and the knowledge of a few films filmed here Birling Gap has one more treat and that’s for families. I can't think of a better way to spend the day with your children that doesn't cost the earth and is highly educational and bond building. I have been coming to Birling gap prawn fishing amongst... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I stopped there as several times before on my walk along the cliffs from Seven Sisters to Eastbourne. If you don't have a car, also accessible by bus 13X from Eastbourne or Brighton. Refreshment, shop and toilets available. Nice place to visit, and I would definitely be back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Just back from another half day spent at Birling Gap. Lots of rock pools for the kids to explore and lots of sand to play with at low tide. Beautiful views of chalk cliffs, and the downs and a veritable sun trap (be sure to load up on suntan lotion). The cafe / shop is nice enough although it can... More

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Great quiet beach - with opportunities for coastal and countryside walks. National Trust centre has a good tea room/ restaurant.

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