Birling Gap Beach

Birling Gap beach, Eastbourne, East Sussex

Place Category: Beaches

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

    The beach is goo 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 dog information for Birling Gap beach.

    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.

  • Birling Gap Beach Weather Forecast

    Drizzle throughout the week, with temperatures rising to 22°C on Tuesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Breezy in the morning and partly cloudy overnight.
     
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       6%  8%   14 mph
      5:54 am    8:14 pm
    Sunday, Aug 20th
     Mostly cloudy in the morning.
     
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       0%  30%   12 mph
      5:56 am    8:12 pm

    Monday, Aug 21st
     Light rain in the morning.
     
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       17%  44%   11 mph
      5:57 am    8:10 pm
    Tuesday, Aug 22nd
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       0%  43%   6 mph
      5:59 am    8:07 pm

    Wednesday, Aug 23rd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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    21
       0%  53%   9 mph
      6:00 am    8:05 pm
    Thursday, Aug 24th
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
     
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    20
       1%  63%   11 mph
      6:02 am    8:03 pm

    Friday, Aug 25th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    15
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    19
       0%  52%   6 mph
      6:03 am    8:01 pm
    Saturday, Aug 26th
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
     
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       16%  82%   8 mph
      6:05 am    7:59 pm

  • Birling Gap Beach Tide Times

     

  • Birling Gap Beach Water quality

    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.
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