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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TV5297 : Looking towards Cuckmere Haven by N Chadwick
TV5197 : Cuckmere Haven by Paul Gillett
TV5197 : Shingle ridge, Cuckmere Haven by N Chadwick
TV5198 : Cuckmere Valley by Paul Gillett
TV5199 : Golden Galleon car park, Exceat Bridge by Malc McDonald
TV5197 : Lagoon at Cuckmere Haven by N Chadwick
TV5197 : Coastguard Cottages by Oast House Archive
TV5198 : Footpath junction near Cuckmere Haven by PAUL FARMER
TV5198 : Channel at Cuckmere Haven by Malc McDonald
TV5197 : Behind the shingle ridge at Cuckmere Haven by N Chadwick
TV5198 : Cuckmere River by Paul Gillett
TV5198 : The Lower Cuckmere Valley by N Chadwick
TV5197 : Cuckmere Haven by Paul Gillett
TV5298 : Cuckmere Haven by N Chadwick
TV5297 : Beach at Cuckmere Haven by Oast House Archive
TV5297 : Cuckmere Haven by Oast House Archive
TV5199 : Cuckmere River from the A259 by Paul Gillett
TV5297 : Pillbox, Cuckmere Haven by N Chadwick
TV5198 : Footpath to Cuckmere Haven by Oast House Archive
TV5297 : Pillbox, Cuckmere Haven by N Chadwick
TV5197 : Beach embankment by Oast House Archive
TV5198 : Looking down the Lower Cuckmere Valley to Cuckmere Haven by N Chadwick
TV5197 : Anti-tank traps, Cuckmere Haven by N Chadwick
TV5197 : Marshland at Cuckmere Haven by Oast House Archive
TV5297 : Pillbox (type 23), Cuckmere Haven by N Chadwick

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

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