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Birling Gap Beach

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 at Eastbourne, 23 beaches in East Sussex, or check our list of East Sussex Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Birling Gap Beach 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.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Todaypartlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.9℃ to 7.2℃ with wind speed 2.3 m/sec (E)
Thursday, Dec 01fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.8℃ to 6.2℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (N)
Friday, Dec 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.7℃ to 5.9℃ with wind speed 3 m/sec (N)
Saturday, Dec 03partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.7℃ to 5.3℃ with wind speed 6 m/sec (ENE)
Sunday, Dec 04rain
Expect a temp in the range 2.5℃ to 2.9℃ with wind speed 5 m/sec (NE)
Monday, Dec 05rain
Expect a temp in the range 4.8℃ to 5.6℃ with wind speed 1.9 m/sec (ENE)
Tuesday, Dec 06cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6℃ to 6.5℃ with wind speed 4.8 m/sec (E)

Eastbourne weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Birling Gap Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Birling Gap Beach is at Eastbourne 7.48 km (4.65 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Thu 01 Jan
   Low Tide at 03:32 (Height 0.00m)
Wed 30 Nov
   Low Tide at 05:32 (Height m)

Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.

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