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Birling Gap

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Address: Eastbourne, England
Phone Number: 01323-42-31-97
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I regularly go beach-combing at Birling Gap and it is a lovely location for a walk along the cliffs or the beach. It is nearly always a very windy location. Since the National... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
jackieHooper
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This a place to get down the cliff to the beach. There is a cafe, restaurant and bar. You will have to pay to park on the shingle car park and you may see landslides as the cliff and or cottages fall onto the beach below.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I regularly go beach-combing at Birling Gap and it is a lovely location for a walk along the cliffs or the beach. It is nearly always a very windy location. Since the National Trust took over, there is a nice shop and an area for coffee/lunch/snacks. The car park is often full these days, although there is an overflow area.... More 

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Hailsham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Birling Gap has a large accessible car park with a very nice café. The views are wonderful of the cliffs, birds and the English Channel. Access to the beach is via a steep set off wooden steps-which may be too much for some. The beech is made up of round flints that have fallen the cliffs and if you look... More 

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Thank Graham A
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A peaceful little beach and energising walks over the cliffs. Well worth a visit. A nice cage here, but otherwise little to do other than relax and walk :)

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Thank Margaret T
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting, especially the line on the floor showing where the edge of the cliffs would be in 2050. It really brings it home to you. Brim full of information. For children seeking info I imagine it would be a paradise. Any way worth a visit, even used books for sale. Well done National Trust !!!!!

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Thank Pungler
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been visiting this area since childhood and there is always something new to see. It is very busy most of the year and so parking can be difficult at times. Since the National Trust has taken over the tea rooms and has opened a shop and visitor experience it has improved the area. It is quite a challenge... More 

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Thank 9erica73
UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on the windiest day I have ever experienced! Great to walk along the beach and step back to admire the lovely cliffs. Shame they charge for parking! The NT shop is just like any other--full of expensive 'gifts' but there is a good exhibition area for everyone to enjoy too.

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Thank Tripper1984
Upminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Also a bit further along the coast Cuckmere Haven is a fab walk along the river to the fishermans cottages where you get a fab view of the seven sisters

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Thank nickyspics
sussex
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We come here every week,the coffee is lovely the scones delicious but the manager very miserable,it costs nothing to smile has this lady done any customer training?

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Thank sunloverSussex
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a nice easy walk from here to beachy head on the south downs past the renowned light house bell tout.then onto the highest point which gives you views across eastbourne to hastings.You do have at this point a public house for refresments and buses into Eastbourne.

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