Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

Important notice -

The steps to the beach will be closed from Monday 2 October for 6 weeks for essential maintenance works. There will be no access to the beach at Birling Gap during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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

More about this place

Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

Things to see and do 

Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

What's on 

Upcoming events

Bats and Broomsticks

Fri 27 Oct 2017
Make a child sized broomstick and craft a bat to take out trick or treating with you!

Christmas wreath making

Sun 26 Nov 2017
Get crafty and make a wreath for your front door this Christmas (materials included)

Father Christmas & family fun

Sat 09 Dec 2017
Visit Father Christmas and take part in our self-guided family fun activities in our visitor centre
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.