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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TV5197 : Shingle by the River Cuckmere by Oast House Archive
TV5197 : Beach at Cuckmere Haven by N Chadwick
TV5297 : Beach, Cuckmere Haven by N Chadwick
TV5197 : A conversation by the memorial to Canadian soldiers, killed in the Cuckmere valley, 1940 by Robin Stott
TV5198 : Cuckmere valley by Paul Gillett
TV5297 : Approaching Cliff End by N Chadwick
TV5297 : Pillbox, Cuckmere Haven by N Chadwick
TV5297 : Pillbox, Cuckmere Haven by N Chadwick
TV5197 : Information board, Cuckmere Haven by N Chadwick
TV5197 : Shingle beach, Cuckmere Haven by N Chadwick
TV5197 : Lagoon at Cuckmere Haven by N Chadwick
TV5297 : Seven Sisters by Oast House Archive
TV5297 : Pillboxes at Cuckmere Haven by Oast House Archive
TV5297 : Information board, Cuckmere Haven by N Chadwick
TV5197 : Rebuilding Cuckmere Haven Beach by Oast House Archive
TV5197 : Tank traps, Cuckmere Haven by N Chadwick
TV5297 : Cuckmere Haven by Oast House Archive
TV5197 : Lagoon at Cuckmere Haven by N Chadwick
TV5197 : Anti-tank devices, Cuckmere Haven by N Chadwick
TV5297 : Pillbox, Cuckmere Haven by N Chadwick
TV5297 : Upstable Slope sign by Oast House Archive
TV5297 : View to Cliff End by N Chadwick
TV5297 : Beach barrier, Cuckmere Haven by N Chadwick
TV5197 : Cuckmere Haven by Oast House Archive
TV5197 : Rebuilding 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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