Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters, Eastbourne: Hours, Address, Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters Reviews: 4.5/5

Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters
4.5
Geologic Formations
Read more
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Write a review
About
COVID 19 UPDate: July 2021: All our facilities are now re-open. Please continue to follow government guidance and take litter home with you. Opening and closing times may vary, please check our website for further details.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.

Top ways to experience Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters and nearby attractions

Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

We perform checks on reviews
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
4.5
1,829 reviews
Excellent
1,220
Very good
488
Average
90
Poor
16
Terrible
15

Wendy119186363
Reading, UK1,568 contributions
Leave the car behind and just walk these lovely undulating cliffs. Lots of nature around. Pebble beach - do check tide times - it does come in quickly!
Written 29 July 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Chris H
Plymouth, UK69 contributions
Couples
Had a great walk from here to beachy head and back. When we arrived back we went into the national trust cafe. An overcooked sausage roll £3.75 each one. Daylight robbery.
Written 10 July 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dear chrishN1233OH, Thank you for leaving us a review and I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your walk from Beachy Head. I will pass your comments onto the café Manager. We hope to see you again soon.
Written 11 July 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

David H
Bury, UK1,559 contributions
Part of England's heritage! Not the white cliffs of Dover, but very similar. Good car park, and a lovely NT cafe with pleasant staff.

Unfortunately it was raining whilst we were here, so it was just a quick walk down the staircase to the pebbly beach (not easy to walk on) to see the cliffs. Then a walk up towards the lighthouse to see the panorama.
Written 30 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dear David H, Thank you for your 5 star review. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit on the day and in particular the café. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written 11 July 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Susan B
Bedfordshire47 contributions
Absolutely wonderful views from the top, and access viewing place lower down. Shop and toilets were an added bonus.
Written 16 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dear SusanB902, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review, The views are wonderful here and the beach is well worth a visit. We hope you come again soon.
Written 30 June 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ankit2385
Bengaluru, India511 contributions
Visiting here on a clear day and you will be amazed with the spectacular views. We did walked up the cliff to Belle tout lighthouse and back and then took the stairs down to the beach. There is a Car park for £5 all day (free for national trust members), a cafe, small museum and toilet facilities. Also there are some deck chairs to use for free. If coming via bus, then take No. 12 Coaster bus service from Eastbourne or Brighton.
Written 9 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dear Ankit2385, Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful, 5 star review and I am glad to hear you enjoyed your walk on Belle Tout with the spectacular views. Our deckchairs are proving very popular for weary legs at the end of a walk. We do hope you visit again soon.
Written 30 June 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

CS B
3 contributions
I love Birling Gap and have been there many times over the years but it really needs to be visited outside of popular times because it just gets so busy these days!

I was last there Saturday evening in order to catch the sunset and sat on a bench in front of the closed Cafe. Like so many NT sites the Trust closes the cafe early and really misses a trick in not keeping this open through the evening - if only at the weekends! Birling Gap remains quite busy right till the sun goes down and there is a captive audience for hot drinks on cool evenings and cold drinks on hot ones!!!

Anyway, I remember when the cafe and visitor's centre was built but it now looks distinctly shabby - and not in a chic way! It seems that nobody has done any maintenance on it for a very long time.

The paintwork is all peeling - which you might expect from the environment - but there is no excuse for dirty windows, litter, roof tiles lying on the ground and missing gutters. All that has happened over a long length of time and been ignored.

I am a National Trust member and have never seen such a dilapidated property in their care before. I also question why it was 1. built in timber and 2. not given decent weather protection to the paintwork.

Until such time that it is repaired or replaced in its entirety, maybe a bit of tidying -up and basic repairs could be done?!

Please take this year's Direct Debit towards the cost of a window cleaner...
Written 12 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dear 751csb, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and I will pass your comments onto the Food & Beverage Manager. The Birling Gap Hotel was built in 1904 so has certainly stood the test of time and you will be pleased to hear it is due to be repainted in the next few weeks. We hope you visit again soon and thank you for your support.
Written 15 May 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

def
Headcorn, UK19 contributions
Excellent walking in the area, National Trust shop and restaurant good menu reasonably priced. Fine views of the 7 sisters.
Written 4 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dear oaptraveller22, Thank you for leaving us a five star review. I am glad to hear you enjoy walking along this beautiful coastline and visit us when you do. We hope to see you again soon.
Written 15 May 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mr t64
Slough, UK28 contributions
Couples
This place is a natural beauty spot and has some amazing views there is also cliff top walks with more fantastic views the beach(stones) is accessible by stairs but be warned that this is quite a physical walk both on the beach and up the cliff tops so those who not as physically active may find it difficult but it is worth it nonetheless. There is a cafe facility and a small museum attached to this site. Also the area is part of the national trust so is you are a member parking is free.
Written 3 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dear Grandadgooner, Thank you for leaving us a review and I am glad you enjoyed your visit here. We hope you take time to visit us again soon.
Written 15 May 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

CW-D40
Kingston upon Thames, UK11 contributions
Friends
Lovely walk along the coast to Beachy Head. The National trust car park & shop/cafe were really busy as it was a sunny bank holiday.
Written 17 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dear Seaside54116571267, Thank you for giving us a five star review and I am glad you enjoyed your walk along the coast. Birling Gap is an extremely popular destination and as you pointed out we do get extremely busy during peak periods. We hope you visit again soon.
Written 15 May 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

w0tcha
Ampthill, UK576 contributions
This is an interesting small beach with great views of the Seven Sisters. There is a car park just a short walk (down some steps) from the pebbly beach. There is also a National Trust visitor centre, large cafe and toilets. The centre has some interesting displays about the local area and its history. The display showing the progress of cliff erosion over recent decades is enlightening.

There are cliff walks in both directions. We drove back along the eastern route, which offers good views over Eastbourne if the weather is clear.
Written 30 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dear w0tcha, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your time in our visitor centre and you found it informative. We do hope you visit again soon.
Written 2 April 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 1,657
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters is open:
  • Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
Buy tickets in advance on Tripadvisor. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

We recommend booking Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 1 Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters tours on Tripadvisor


Restaurants near Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters: View all restaurants near Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters on Tripadvisor