Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

Important notice -

Access to the beach is currently closed. The cold and wet weather has made the cliffs near the steps more unstable than usual. We will be reviewing the situation daily and will open access as soon as we can.

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 

2018 Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt logo

Easter fun on the South Downs

Why not come and join us at one of our properties on the South Downs for some family Easter fun on one of our Cadbury Egg Hunts?

Upcoming events

Cadbury Easter Egg hunt

Fri 30 Mar 2018
Follow the clues, answer the questions, complete the challenges and be rewarded with a chocolate Cadbury's Easter bunny.

Signs of Spring Trail

Tue 03 Apr 2018
Celebrate finding the signs of spring on our fun family trail at Birling Gap

Rockpool Rangers

Sat 14 Apr 2018
Join the Rangers in discovering the fascinating life in the rockpools at Birling Gap.

Beachclean with MCS at Birling Gap

Fri 20 Apr 2018
Join our regular beachclean group for a day and help us survey the rubbish we pick up to make our beach beautiful again.

Seven Sisters Archaeology walks - Belle Tout

Sun 22 Apr 2018
Come and discover the fascinating history through the ages of this amazing coastal site overlooking the Seven Sisters.

Seven Sisters archaeology walks - Crowlink Circular

Sun 20 May 2018
Come and discover the fascinating history and art history through the ages of the Crowlink area on an informative circular walk .
Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

Eating and shopping

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.