Birling Gap beach, Eastbourne, East Sussex
  • About Us

    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.

  • 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.
  • Weather

    Birling Gap Beach 7-day Weather Forecast

    No precipitation throughout the week, with temperatures bottoming out at 5°C on Saturday.

    Today's Forecast
     Windy in the morning and mostly cloudy until evening.
     
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    Friday, Dec 15th
     Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
     
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    Saturday, Dec 16th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.
     
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    Sunday, Dec 17th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and breezy overnight.
     
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    Monday, Dec 18th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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    Tuesday, Dec 19th
     Partly cloudy in the morning.
     
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    Wednesday, Dec 20th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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    Thursday, Dec 21st
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
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