Winchelsea Beach

The East Sussex coastline is divided by the estuary of the river Rother, on which stands the town of Rye.  To the east, stretches the sandy expanse of Camber.  To the west, the beaches comprise shingle, punctuated by weathered and disintegrating groynes.  At low tide, areas of sand and mud flats are exposed beyond the shingle.  Winchelsea beach is a particularly attractive example.

This is 1066 country.  It was at Bulverhithe, just twenty or so miles further along the coast, that William the Conqueror landed on 29th September, 1066.

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Filed under Colour, Nature, Pattern, photography, Sand, Sea, Shore, Texture, Uncategorized, Water

8 responses to “Winchelsea Beach

  1. The colors of the sea and sky are stunning. Beautiful shots.

  2. Gigi Galore

    Absolutely beautiful Louis! 🙂

  3. A really beautiful place. It looks so calm.

    • Thanks Bente. It really is beautiful, but the calm can be deceptive. The shingle coastline has changed its shape many times during recent centuries – hence the need for protection with groynes.

  4. A perfect description. thanks.

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