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July 26th, 2019.

Want to look under the waves of our Marine Conservation Zone, without getting wet? The Living Coast Undersea Experience is coming to Birling Gap from Thursday the 1st of August to Sunday the 4th of August. Sessions will run from 10.30am to 4.00pm at the Birling Gap Visitor Centre, East Dean.

What is The Living Coast Undersea Experience? It’s a unique VR experience that lets users of all ages explore the underwater world of Beachy Head West Marine Conservation Zone, which runs between Brighton Marina and Beachy Head, without getting wet.

Wearing a VR headset, you can explore a 3.5m square area amidst the area’s unique chalk gullies, where you can investigate the chalk reef and experience marine life such as the Short Snouted Seahorse, undulate rays and moon jellyfish.

You will also have a chance to experience our new immersive 360º film to glimpse under the waves just off the coast and see the rich diversity of our local Marine Conservation Zone.


Tickets for this unique experience are available in 20-minute slots, suitable for individuals or groups, with a maximum capacity of four people per 20 minutes.

Tickets are £2 per person.

Sessions at the following times each day - Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday:

• Slot 1: 10.40am-11am

• Slot 2: 11am-11.20am

• Slot 3: 11.20am-11.40am

• Slot 4: 11.40am-12pm

• Slot 5: 12-12.20pm

• Slot 6: 12.20pm - 12.40pm

• Slot 7: 12.40pm - 1pm

• Slot 8: 1pm- 1.20pm

• Slot 9: 1.20pm - 1.40pm

• Slot 10: 1.40pm - 2pm

• Slot 11: 2pm - 2.20pm

• Slot 12: 2.20pm - 2.40pm

• Slot 13: 2.40pm-3pm

• Slot 14: 3pm-3.20pm

• Slot 15: 3.20pm-3.40pm

• Slot 16: 3.40pm-4pm


Birling Gap Visitor Centre, East Dean, BN20 0AB.


The Living Coast Undersea Experience (TLCUE) is a new project by KP Projects CIC.

TLCUE has been produced in partnership with internationally renowned artist Simon Wilkinson of CiRCA69 and supported by The Living Coast Brighton & Lewes Downs, Sussex Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority, and Sussex Wildlife Trust.

The project is funded by Arts Council England, National Maritime Aquarium, Sussex Community Foundation, Heritage Lottery Fund and South Downs National Park Authority.

For more information  CLICK HERE.