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 : Cuckmere River at Cuckmere Haven by PAUL FARMER
TV5197 : Cuckmere Haven beach by Oast House Archive
TV5197 : Track to Coastguard Cottages 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 by N Chadwick
TV5198 : Cuckmere River by PAUL FARMER
TV5198 : Footpath to Cuckmere Haven by Oast House Archive
TV5197 : Rebuilding the beach at Cuckmere Haven by Oast House Archive
TV5197 : Cuckmere Haven by N Chadwick
TV5197 : Cuckmere River by Oast House Archive
TV5197 : Dragons Teeth, Cuckmere Haven by Oast House Archive
TV5297 : Beach bar at Cuckmere Haven by N Chadwick
TV5297 : Low Tide near Cuckmere Haven by Oast House Archive
TV5197 : Beach, Cuckmere Haven by N Chadwick
TV5197 : Sea kayaking at Cuckmere Haven by Robin Stott
TV5197 : Anti-tank traps, Cuckmere Haven by N Chadwick
TV5297 : Seven Sisters by Oast House Archive
TV5197 : Cuckmere Haven by PAUL FARMER
TV5197 : Cuckmere Haven by N Chadwick
TV5197 : Lagoon, Cuckmere Haven by N Chadwick
TV5197 : Rebuilding Cuckmere Haven beach by Oast House Archive
TV5297 : Pillbox, Cuckmere Haven by N Chadwick

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

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