Facilities & access


  • The pay and display National Trust car park at Birling Gap is free for members
  • Birling Gap café is located beside the car park; all food is locally sourced
  • Source local produce for a picnic from the nearby delicatessen in the village of East Dean, opposite the Tiger Inn
  • Toilet block in main car park at Birling Gap
  • The shop is stocked with local and seasonal items, perfect for treats and gifts

Family & children

  • Ideal place for hunting fossils in the chalk on the beach, or rock pooling at low tide. Check tide times before you go
  • A great spot for walks and picnics
  • Please note there are 50 steps down to the beach
  • Drinking water available outside the toilet block at Birling Gap
  • Baby changing facilities available


  • Toilet block in main car park at Birling Gap, one accessible toilet using a RADAR key. Adapted WC
  • Accessible parking
  • At Birling Gap terrain is mainly hilly and unmade tracks with styles and kissing gates
  • From Crowlink car park, access is possible on to open grassland with wide access kissing gates
  • New acessible toilet available near café