Things to see & do
Rock pooling and fossil hunting
From Birling Gap car park, head down the steps to the beach for an excellent spot to paddle and explore the rock pools. For a glimpse into the past, hunt for fossils in the chalk falls on the beach.
Spectacular views of the Seven Sisters make for enjoyable family walks. If you feel like a longer stroll, join the South Downs Way over the Seven Sisters hills. For a more secluded walk, venture inland at Birling Gap or Crowlink. With over 500 acres of open chalk grassland, the area is rich with butterflies.
With a south-west-facing beach, Birling Gap is one of the best spots to surf in the South East. Why not complete your day with a visit to our tea-room and bar for a well-earned bite to eat?
Extend your visit from Birling Gap and visit the nearby landmarks of Beachy Head and East Dean village.
- Hunting for fossils in fresh chalk falls
- Walking the Seven Sisters
- Stunning views in the clear winter air
- Fish and chips at the Birling Gap Café
- Gorgeous sunsets over the chalk cliffs