"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Birling Gap Beach Weather and Tides

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.

Nearest town: East Dean

Local authority: East Sussex County Council

OS Grid Reference: TV553959

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for the next five days

Monday
21 May


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 20°C
(feels like 18°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
NE
Pressure 1015
Humidity 61%
UV Index
Air Quality

High Tide 03:56 BST
(02:56 GMT)

Low Tide 10:52 BST
(09:52 GMT)

High Tide 16:38 BST
(15:38 GMT)

Low Tide 23:25 BST
(22:25 GMT)

Tuesday
22 May


Chance of rain 59%
Max temp. 21°C
(feels like 19°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
NNW
Pressure 1014
Humidity 66%
UV Index
Air Quality

High Tide 05:01 BST
(04:01 GMT)

Low Tide 11:59 BST
(10:59 GMT)

High Tide 17:49 BST
(16:49 GMT)

Wednesday
23 May


Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 20°C
(feels like 18°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
NNE
Pressure 1020
Humidity 64%
UV Index
Air Quality

High Tide 06:19 BST
(05:19 GMT)

Low Tide 13:14 BST
(12:14 GMT)

High Tide 19:07 BST
(18:07 GMT)

Low Tide 23:38 GMT

Thursday
24 May


Chance of rain 33%
Max temp. 19°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
NE
Pressure 1020
Humidity 76%
UV Index
Air Quality

Low Tide 01:54 BST
(00:54 GMT)

High Tide 07:41 BST
(06:41 GMT)

Low Tide 14:25 BST
(13:25 GMT)

High Tide 20:22 BST
(19:22 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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