Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

Important notice -

The Beachy Head road is closed for 8 weeks from Monday 19 September. Birling Gap is open as usual and can be accessed via East Dean.

Walk, go rockpooling or simply relax in the sun

Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

Things to see and do

Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

What's on 

Three children bug hunting in the chalk grassland at Birling Gap

Events and family fun 

Join us for one of our fun filled family and outdoor events at Birling Gap. Why not pop into the Visitor Centre and pick up one of our events leaflets to explore the full range of family fun activities throughout 2016.

Upcoming events

Halloween trail

Thu 27 Oct 2016
Search for the hidden pumpkins around the visitor centre and discover more about ghosts and beasties that reside at Birling Gap

Birling Gap book fair

Sat 29 Oct 2016
Browse our book fair for bargains, Christmas presents and holiday reads and maybe even to read in the café while you look out to sea over the seven sisters.

Seven Sisters archaeology walks - Belle Tout

Sun 30 Oct 2016
Come and discover the fascinating history through the ages of this amazing coastal site overlooking the Seven Sisters.

Living on the edge - 500 years by the sea - an exhibition

Tue 01 Nov 2016
The archaeology of the Seven Sisters covers thousands of years, telling a complex story of continuous human occupation along this dramatic coastline. This exhibition details the incredible findings of the Seven Sisters Archaeology Project .

Christmas wreath making

Sun 27 Nov 2016
Make a beautiful Christmas wreath for your front door using natural materials and festive fancies! Using locally harvested materials from our habitat management work, make a fantastically seasonal and decoration.

Father Christmas and family fun activities

Sat 10 Dec 2016
Come along and visit Father Christmas in his grotto, and join in with some of the free self guided family craft activities in the visitor centre.
Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

Eating and shopping

Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters


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.

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. We're always looking for new members to join our team.