Stay away from the cliff edge at Birling Gap this weekend!

That’s the stark warning from Birling Gap Coastguard.

It says: “Please follow our friends at Eastbourne borough, Wealden district and East Sussex county councils along with the South Downs national parks and the national trust campaign around cliff safety at #becliffaware

Cliff falls and coastal erosion is something which will always occur along our coastline and with it comes its risks.

This year our wonderful stretch of coastline has seen many collapses with many more waiting to fall.

Where it may seem solid from above, what you can’t see are the missing sections underneath or the cracks running through.

This photo below was taken by one of our officers not so long ago.

Please stay away from cliff edges and bases!

In a coastal emergency dial 999 and ask for the coastguard.”