Foolish family with young children seen perilously close to the edge of Beachy ...

Young children have been seen larking around perilously close to the edge of an unstable cliff in a bid to take selfies.

Despite a number of warnings, reckless daredevils are continuing to flock to the Beachy Head cliffs in East Sussex taking pictures.

The dangerous spot has seen a number of cliff falls, prompting the Coastguard to warn tourists to avoid the area, adding that: 'no selfie is worth risking your life for'.

The youngsters seemed completely oblivious to the danger they were placing themselves over the edge of Beachy Head Cliffs

The youngsters seemed completely oblivious to the danger they were placing themselves over the edge of Beachy Head Cliffs

Pictures taken today show a family dicing with death as children are seen excitedly bounding across the grassy surface.

They peer over the edge of the cliff posing for a photo, completely oblivious to the danger that could come their way.

In June 2016 some 50,000 tonnes of chalk gave way and collapsed into the sea at Birling Gap - part of Seven Sisters national park near Beachy Head - claiming the life of a woman in her 20s. 

The cliffs at Seaford Head in East Sussex were hit by three unexpected collapses in just two days. 

Rescuers found the body of a woman in her 20s who is believed to have fallen from a clifftop around the time of the dramatic rockfall.

However the scene of the collapses created a mini tourist boom in the East Sussex town with some sightseers admitting they travel long distances to view the spectacle. 

Thrill seekers have previously been spotted balancing precipitously on the edge of unstable cliffs in a bid to take selfies. 

Youths seemed completely oblivious to the danger they were placing themselves in on top the famous Seven Sisters Cliffs, at Birling Gap, East Sussex last October.    

The youths seemed completely oblivious to the danger they were placing themselves in on top the famous Seven Sisters Cliffs

The youths seemed completely oblivious to the danger they were placing themselves in on top the famous Seven Sisters Cliffs

A boy can be seen tempting date by dangling his leg over the cliff as two friends watch his perilous antics 

A boy can be seen tempting date by dangling his leg over the cliff as two friends watch his perilous antics 

The cliffs appear to be a hot-spot for thrill seekers and numerous snaps of tourists putting their lives in danger for the sake of a selfie have recently surfaced

The cliffs appear to be a hot-spot for thrill seekers and numerous snaps of tourists putting their lives in danger for the sake of a selfie have recently surfaced

Long way down: Tourists messing around on cliff edges in East Sussex are being urged to take care 

Long way down: Tourists messing around on cliff edges in East Sussex are being urged to take care 

One boy can be seen tempting fate even further by dangling his leg over the cliff before two friends edge closer to the sheer drop. 

Shocking photographs taken last summer show a number of reckless daredevils perching on the edge of Beachy Head Cliffs taking their pictures with selfie sticks. 

The cliffs

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