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Birling Gap

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Address: Eastbourne, England
Phone Number: 01323-42-31-97
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Lovely National Trust location

My sister and I often visit Birling Gap and always begin with a coffee and cheese scone in the cafe. The coffee is always piping hot and the cheese scones are huge and so cheesy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My sister and I often visit Birling Gap and always begin with a coffee and cheese scone in the cafe. The coffee is always piping hot and the cheese scones are huge and so cheesy with just a dash of herbs. The staff are always so pleasant and it is such an advantage to have a section of the cafe... More 

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely views from the viewing platform, lovely NT shop too, we were fascinated by the visitor centre and all the history!

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Most people flock to Dover to see the famous white cliffs, but why not venture to Birling Gap instead, where the white cliffs are more impressive, you can get closer (alyjough keep away from the steep cliff edges) and there is even a rare sandy beach available for those wanting a dip. A hidden trrasure waiting to be explored.

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Thank belairtravellers
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived at low tide and spent several hours happily catching crabs (children aged 15 and 9). There are thousands of rock pools at low tide as well as a small stretch of sand. By high tide, the beach is covered right up to the pebbles but the water is very clean and perfect for a swim. (There is no... More 

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Thank topmum7
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Birling Gap is famous for the cliff erosion and houses becoming perilously close to the edge. The view much of what you would expect. There is a pleasant cafe and visitor centre worth a visit. Some nice walks can be had from here. The only slight negative some would say is the charge for car parking.

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Thank Malcolm B
Eastbourne, East Sussex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This area has some thing for everyone,walks,beach,good views and a coffee shop to revive those parts that need a recharge.

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Thank rjg2016
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here to do some rock pooling however, being the silly mum I am, I forgot to check the tide times and the tide was in! BUT we still had a fab time, it was very busy, had to park on the road, although this was actually a blessing as it saved us a fortune in parking! Lots of... More 

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Thank Sally F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place to go for a walk, please be aware there are steep metal steps down onto the beach. Nice scenic views of the sea and surrounding areas. Gets busy at peak times. You do have to pay for the car park. Toilets are available.

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Thank Mollydogthefirst
eastbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to walk to and stop for coffee and cake or just drive to for the same . Great to get into the beach or just sit up top and admire the view. Staff in coffee shop are friendly and welcoming .

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

My husband and I visit Birling Gap at least once a week all year round, we just love it. I have watched it change over the years, what with the numerous cliff falls ------ I do wish visitors would keep away from the edge of the cliffs, they can fall at any time. We love to walk, not as far... More 

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