Eating & shopping

Shop sale now on

The beautiful new shop interior at Birling Gap showing view towards window. © National Trust/ Lee Walther

The beautiful new shop interior at Birling Gap showing view towards window.

We have some fantastic new spring products in our shop including scarves inspired by National Trust properties including Scotney Castle. Why not pop in and have a look at what’s on offer, there’s something to suit every budget including pocket money priced goods and gifts for children. After that stroll through to our sunny and light café and try a coffee from our new machine with a slice of delicious homemade cake. Extend your visit with a trip to the café or a walk over the Seven Sisters. Parking is free for National Trust members.

Fun family events

Why not download a walks trail and take yourself off for some fresh air?  Or come and join our teddy bear's picnic, a fun family event for all?  For all of these and more visit our events page for some inspiration.

Comfort food

A slice of delicious Victoria sponge

If you need warming up after a bracing walk then why not join us for a hot chocolate and slice of delicious cake, toasted teacake or a selection from our lunch menu from 12-2.30pm?

Dogs welcome

Dog walking on the South Downs

Do you often find yourself waiting outside with the dog while your partner and kids enjoy the shop or café? Here at Birling Gap our shop and visitor centre welcome dogs on leads and their owners.

Cream tea, sea, and so much more....

Our cliff top café has an ever changing view of the cliffs and sea with outside seating for a leisurely meal. So on a wonderful clear crisp winter days why not wrap up warmly and enjoy your coffee outside. If it's a little on the chilly side then relax in our light and airy inside seating area. The café is open every day throughout the winter, serving drinks, cakes, scones and sandwiches, from 10am until 4pm.  There is also a hot lunch food offer every day from 12-2.30pm.

Free parking

A car parking sign at Studland Beach, Dorset

One of the many benefits of National Trust membership is free parking. But for our other visitors, if you spend over £10 in one transaction in either our shop or cafe we will refund your car parking fee. Just bring the tear off part of your parking ticket in to our cafe or shop, present it to our staff when you are paying, and they will happily deduct it from your bill. Or why not join today and enjoy free parking all year round.