Birling Gap beach, Eastbourne, East Sussex
  • About Us

    Birling Gap Beach Info

    Birling Gap is a beautiful pebble beach set below the dramatic backdrop of the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs.

    The beach is good for hunting fossils in the chalk on the beach or exploring the low tide rock pools.

    The beach is managed by the National Trust and you also have large grass areas to explore along the cliff tops.

    Pay and display National Trust car park (free for members), Birling Gap cafe, toilets, shop. Please be aware that you have 50 steps to gain access to the beach from the cliff top car park and facilities.

    We have no current information on dog restrictions for Birling Gap Beach.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 6 beaches around Eastbourne, 23 beaches in East Sussex, or check our list of East Sussex Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Water Quality


    Birling Gap Beach Bathing Water Quality


    Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
    • Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
    • Good: generally good water quality
    • Sufficient: meets minimum standards
    • Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
  • Tides
  • Weather


    Birling Gap Beach 7-day Weather Forecast


    Light snow (3–7 cm.) on Tuesday and next Wednesday, with temperatures falling to -2°C next Wednesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Partly cloudy in the morning.
     
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      7:01 am    5:27 pm
    Thursday, Feb 22nd
     Partly cloudy in the morning.
     
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      6:59 am    5:29 pm

    Friday, Feb 23rd
     Breezy starting in the evening.
     
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    Saturday, Feb 24th
     Breezy starting in the afternoon and partly cloudy overnight.
     
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      6:55 am    5:32 pm

    Sunday, Feb 25th
     Breezy throughout the day and partly cloudy in the morning.
     
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      6:52 am    5:34 pm
    Monday, Feb 26th
     Partly cloudy overnight.
     
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      6:50 am    5:36 pm

    Tuesday, Feb 27th
     Light snow (< 1 cm.) overnight.
     
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      6:48 am    5:37 pm
    Wednesday, Feb 28th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and breezy in the morning.
     
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       24%  91%   19 mph
      6:46 am    5:39 pm

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