Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

Important notice -

The beach is currently open but please be aware that the cliffs are unstable and prone to collapse without warning. Please stay well away from the edge and the base of the cliffs for your own safety. Thank you.

Walk, go rockpooling or simply relax in the sun with views of the Seven Sisters cliffs

Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

Things to see and do 

Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

What's on 

Upcoming events

Introduction to Waves and Tides - fully booked

Tue 04 Dec 2018
Love Birling Gap? Want to learn more about the sea and its impact on this changing place? Join our friendly team for an interactive, beginner’s guide to Waves and Tides.

Christmas Wreath Making

Wed 05 Dec 2018
Learn a new skill and create a unique wreath for your home using materials collected by our ranger team.

Introduction to Geology and Erosion

Sat 08 Dec 2018
Love Birling Gap where the Downs meets the sea? Join our friendly team for an interactive, beginner’s guide to Geology and Erosion to find out more about this landscape.
Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

Eating and shopping

Enjoy browsing our Christmas gifts at Birlin Gap

Gorgeous Christmas gifts at Birling Gap 

Find the perfect Christmas gift at our cliff top shop. From books and cards to decorations for you and your home, there's something for everyone.

Scones with jam and cream served at a National Trust café

Yummy treats at Birling Gap 

Enjoy a latte, juice or beer overlooking the sea on our terrace or savour a light snack or cake with a cup of tea. Children can enjoy an ice-cream or lunchbox on the beach. All the profit we make helps us look after the countryside and places you love.

Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters


Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters


Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

Get involved

A close up shot shows a volunteer cleaings scrub on the coastal path, an essential part of managing a coastal site such as Birling Gap

Volunteer with us 

With so many volunteering opportunities on offer, find out how you could make a difference ans support the work we do at Birling Gap and across the South Downs.

Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

Our work

A volunteer clears scrub on a beautiful downland site to encourage more fragile plants to flourish

See what we've been up to 

Birling Gap is a diverse site with many different elements, including a mix of habitats, a cafe, shop and visitor centre. Protecting the chalk grassland is a delicate job, using traditional methods such as grazing ponies and with lots of help from our volunteers we are care for this rare environment, protecting it for years to come. The shop and cafe provide a welcome stop for our visitors to relax, and every penny of profit goes towards the management of the South Downs countryside.

Fulmar over the sea

The use of drones (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) on the Sussex coast 

The use of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) or drones as they are more commonly known, is not permitted on or over National Trust land as part of our byelaws without the necessary required qualifications and a licence granted by us. Find out more here.