Habitat discovery at Birling Gap

There are many different habitats at Birling Gap for you to discover and enjoy. From flower strewn chalk grassland to rock pools filled with exciting marine life, whatever the season there's something new to see.

Gullies in the wave cut platform at low tide off Birling Gap

Rock pool habitat at Birling Gap

Rock pools are the classic sea-side habitat and the ones here at Birling Gap are no exception.

A field scabious flower

Chalk grassland on the Seven Sisters

Species rich and declining, chalk grassland is the jewel in the crown on the South Downs downs along the seven Sisters.

A view of Birling Gap garden

Birling Gap garden

The garden at Birling Gap showcases the habitats found along the Sussex coast.

The shear cliffs at Birling Gap

Cliff top and maritime grassland at Birling Gap

Sheer cliffs and cliff top grassland seem inhospitable but life finds a way to cling on.

A stormy sea

The marine habitat at Birling Gap

Even though it looks empty, marine mammals are seen out to sea,