The beach at Birling Gap from the top of the steps looking west towards Exceat. The small tumble of buildings are WWII gun emplacements which are gradually falling into the sea. There used to be a path IN FRONT of those, I have a photo of our family standing on it. The "beach" at BG consists of large flints worn round and smooth, a chalk revetmnet plunging down below black seaweed left by the sea, and some sand (more than I recall as a child) brought from other locations by the tide which runs easterly up the coast.