Cuckmere Haven :: Shared Description

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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TQ5100 : View to Cuckmere Haven by Oast House Archive
TV5297 : Pillbox, Cuckmere Haven by N Chadwick
TV5198 : Cuckmere River estuary by Malc McDonald
TV5197 : Coastguard Cottages, Cuckmere Haven by N Chadwick
TV5197 : Tank traps, Cuckmere Haven by PAUL FARMER
TV5197 : Cuckmere Haven by Oast House Archive
TV5197 : Volvo trucks at Cuckmere Haven beach by Oast House Archive
TQ5100 : High and Over viewpoint by Oast House Archive
TV5197 : Coastguard Cottages by Oast House Archive
TV5297 : Below the Seven Sisters by Oast House Archive
TV5197 : Short Cliff by N Chadwick
TV5595 : Exposed beach at Birling Gap by Oast House Archive
TV5197 : Beach, Cuckmere Haven by N Chadwick
TV5197 : Cottages at Cuckmere Haven by N Chadwick
TV5197 : Lagoon, Cuckmere Haven by N Chadwick
TV5197 : Plaque to commemorate the deaths of Canadian soldiers here in 1940 by Robin Stott
TV5197 : Mouth of the River Cuckmere by N Chadwick
TV5198 : The Lower Cuckmere Valley by N Chadwick
TV5197 : Rebuilding Cuckmere Haven beach by Oast House Archive
TV5197 : Anti-tank devices, Cuckmere Haven by Oast House Archive
TV5197 : War memorial, Cuckmere Haven by Malc McDonald
TV5197 : Cuckmere Haven by Oast House Archive
TV5197 : War memorial at Cuckmere Haven by Malc McDonald
TV5197 : Cuckmere Haven by Oast House Archive
TV5197 : Cuckmere Haven beach by Oast House Archive

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Created: Fri, 27 Nov 2009, Updated: Sat, 28 Nov 2009

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