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Birling Gap

East Sussex, England

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Birling Gap is a small remote bay east of Beachy Head in East Sussex.

The beach is approximately 300 metres (m) wide with a gentle slope. It is situated right below the backdrop of the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs. The beach is predominantly shingle, but shallow sandflats and rocks from the chalk cliff become exposed with the receding tide.

Birling Gap is on the Sussex Heritage Coast.

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Weather and tides for Friday 24 May

Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 7mph
Max UV Index
Chance of rain 3%
Min temp. 6°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 4mph

The tide at Birling Gap is currently falling. Low tide will be at approximately 7:24 AM, and the next high tide will be at approximately 1:03 PM.

Today's air pollution levels are forecast to be Low

Approximate sea surface temperature:   12.8°C  

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Recommended holiday cottages near Birling Gap

Things to do and see in the area

Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters (0 miles)
Beachy Head (2.3 miles)
Seven Sisters Country Park (2.5 miles)
Cuckmere Haven (2.7 miles)
Towner Art Gallery (3.9 miles)
Devonshire Park Theatre (4 miles)
Nigel Greaves Gallery (4.1 miles)
Eastbourne Bandstand (4.2 miles)
Royal Hippodrome Theatre (4.4 miles)
Alfriston Clergy House (4.8 miles)

All distances are approximate

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Location: Birling Gap

Location type: Town

Nearest village: East Dean

OS Grid: TV553959

County: East Sussex

Country: England

Local Authority: Wealden

Parish: East Dean and Friston

Nearest postcode: BN20 0AB

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Visitor information for Birling Gap, East Sussex, England. Weather, tides, visitor comments, beach facilities, photos, nearest postcode, beach information and nearby accommodation.

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