TV5197 : Cuckmere Haven

taken 8 years ago, near to Westdean, East Sussex, Great Britain

Cuckmere Haven
Cuckmere Haven
Photo taken from the beach with the Seven Sisters in the background
Cuckmere Haven
Cuckmere Haven (or the Cuckmere Estuary) is an area of flood plains where the River Cuckmere meets the English Channel between Eastbourne and Seaford.

Cuckmere Haven featured heavily in World War II. Pill boxes, anti-tank obstacles, ditches can still be seen. The site was used to confuse bombers into thinking they were over Newhaven, by placing night-lights and setting up a fake runway nearby. During the 16th, 17th & 18th centuries the beach was used by smugglers.

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TV5197, 348 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 19 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 19 September, 2009
Category
Harbour, marina, port > Haven   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TV 515 976 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:45.5038N 0:8.8294E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TV 516 976
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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