Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters
Birling Gap is situated south of East Dean and Friston, just off the A259 on the way to Eastbourne.
For directions on how to get to Birling Gap, please see the directions page.
The steps at Birling Gap have been replaced and beach access has been restored. Please check the National Trust website prior to your visit as the steps are often closed following bad weather of recent cliff falls.
Stay away from the cliff edge. It is very dangerous.
Cliff Fall at Birling Gap
There are often cliff falls at the Seven Sisters near Birling Gap, this one dramatically caught on film.
You can see the footage on the Daily Mail website (external link).
Please keep away from the edge of the cliff as a fall could happen at any time.
If you have any questions or would like to use any of the photos from this website or from my extensive collection, please get in touch.
You can find more photos of Birling Gap on Flickr.
The Story of Birling Gap
Over two years in the making, I am pleased to announce that The Story of Birling Gap is now available.
With thanks to, and in support of the National Trust, the Birling Gap book tells the story of this fascinating little place, including how it got its name, shipwrecks, smuggling, the coastguard cottages, the hotel, moving the steps and much more. Including pictures and photos that most people will have never been seen before, this book is the first of its kind specifically about Birling Gap.
You can buy the book online, from Amazon, the National Trust shop at Birling Gap, the visitor centre at Beachy Head and British Bookshops in Seaford as well as ordered through Waterstones and other bookshops.
Did you know that I write books?
I am recognised as an authority on the lighthouses of Beachy Head, the history of the chalk cliffs and coastal erosion. I am also a writer and novelist. I've written books about both lighthouses and the interesting stories about how they came to exist, how they were constructed and what has happened to them since.