The staircase at Birling Gap will be closed from Monday 19 April until Friday 30 April.

Closure is to allow for planned maintenance work to be undertaken to the decking.

Friday 30 April is the intended date for reopening.

Please check nearer the time for confirmation of this.

There will be no exit available from the beach at Birling Gap between the above dates.

If you are planning a coastal walk or other activity from neighbouring beaches, –

CHECK THE TIDES before you set out

let someone know where you’re going and for how long

carry a means of communication with you.If you see anyone in difficulty in the water, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.