Falling Sands
Cow Gap, Beachy Head Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, England, UK.

Common Gull

Larus canus

Family: Laridae (Gulls)

Habitat: Farmland, lakes and reservoirs, marsh, beaches and shorelines, mudflats and sandflats, rock pools, sand dunes, sea stacks, estuaries and sea cliffs.

Size: Length 40-46 cm (16-18 in)

Food: Worms, insects, fish and carrion.

Voice: High-pitched laughing cry.

Season: All year round.

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

Common Gull (Larus canus) © Jerry Kirkhart cc
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Sandy and rocky beach beneath the seven sisters.

Access to Falling Sands is free.

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Places to visit nearby
Beachy Head   0.35 miles (0.56 km)
Beach Head Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 7YA, England.

Beach Head is the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain, rising to 162 metres (531 ft) above sea ...

Beachy Head © Ian Stannard from Southsea, England cc

Helen Garden   0.80 miles (1.29 km)
Western Seafront, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 7XL, England, UK.

Helen Garden was owned by Helen Hornby-Lewis who gave it to the Borough Council in 1933 for use as a public pleasure ground.

Helen Garden © MTM arr

South Downs Way   1.10 miles (1.77 km)
Eastbourne, East Sussex, England, UK.

The South Downs Way is a national trail running for a 100 miles, the full length of the South Downs National Park, between the white chalk cliffs of Eastbourne to ...

South Downs Way © MTM MVP VizitIt.com arr

Eastbourne Beaches   1.99 miles (3.21 km)
Seafront Office, 6 Lower Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3AD, England, UK.

Eastbourne beaches are a mix of pebbles, shingle and in some places, when the tide goes out, sand.

Eastbourne Beaches © MTM MVP VizitIt.com arr

Gildredge Park   2.46 miles (3.97 km)
The Goffs, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 1HA, England.

Gildredge Park was purchased by the council from Carew Davis-Gilbert in 1908.

Gildredge Park © Vicki Burton cc

Birling Gap   2.47 miles (3.97 km)
East Dean, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 0AB, England, UK.

Birling Gap lies between the third and fourth sister of the world famous Seven Sisters chalk cliffs along the coastline section of the South Downs Way.

Birling Gap © MTM MVP VizitIt.com arr

East Dean Village   2.53 miles (4.08 km)
East Dean Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 0DA, England, UK.

East Dean Village lies a short walk from Birling Gap, Beachy Head, Cuckmere Haven and the Sussex coast. Many of the buildings in the village are of historical interest.

East Dean Village © Dave_S cc

Places to stay nearby
Hydro Hotel   1.70 miles (2.74 km)
Hydro Hotel, Mount Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 7HZ, England, UK.
Hydro Hotel

Southcroft Guest House   1.88 miles (3.03 km)
15 South Cliff Avenue, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 7AH, England, UK.

Southcroft Guest House is a friendly family home with comfortable rooms and relaxed atmosphere located in the Meads area of Eastbourne.

Southcroft Guest House

The Cherry Tree Guest House   1.93 miles (3.11 km)

The Cherry Tree Guest House is perfectly situated only 100 metres from the beach, just 5 mins' walk from the Eastbourne Theatres and Devonshire Park, yet only a short walk ...

The Cherry Tree Guest House

The Grand Hotel Eastbourne   1.99 miles (3.20 km)
King Edward's Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4EQ, England, UK.

This magnificent 5-star hotel faces the beach from King Edward's Parade.

The Grand Hotel Eastbourne

Congress Apartments   2.03 miles (3.27 km)
31-41, Carlisle Rd, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4JS, England, UK.
Congress Apartments

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