Birling Gap car park closed

Car parks at Sussex beauty spots blocked off in a bid to discourage visitors

Car parks at beauty spots in Sussex have been closed to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

By Jennifer Logan
Sunday, 5th April 2020, 1:10 pm
Updated Sunday, 5th April 2020, 1:10 pm

Barriers and closure signs have been placed at Birling Gap and Beachy Head in East Sussex in an attempt to discourage people from visiting. The picturesque tourist hotspots would usually be busy this time of year. Sussex Police and local authorities pleaded with residents to stay at home this weekend despite the warm weather. Their plea came after police bosses said they feared that the weather and ‘lockdown fatigue’ might mean more people may ignore official guidance.

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