Cuckmere Haven (1), South Downs, Sussex Location map
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  Scene showing Cuckmere Haven and Seaford Head, Sussex, England   Cuckmere Haven, South Downs.

The Cuckmere River in the foreground flowing towards the sea with the Coastguard Cottages and Seaford chalk cliffs beyond. If you walk down to Cuckmere Haven from the Seaford side you will then have to wade through the river to reach this side.

The beach here is mostly pebbles with very little sand.

 

 

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  The Cuckmere River flowing into the sea, Sussex, England   Cuckmere Haven, South Downs.

The Cuckmere River flowing into the sea across the shore at Cuckmere Haven. You cannot get from one side of the Cuckmere River to the other without getting your feet wet. However, the water will only come up to just over your ankles in the conditions shown at low tide.

 

 

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  Sea Kale growing on the beach at Cuckmere Haven, Sussex, England   Cuckmere Haven, South Downs.

Sea Kale (Crambe maritima) growing on the shingle beach at Cuckmere Haven with Haven Brow, the first of the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs, in the background.

Sea Kale is generally restricted to shingle and is, therefore, a rare plant. It may, however, be locally abundant where it is found forming impressive colonies. This plant is protected under the Wildlife & Countryside Act (1981) and must not be picked without permission from the landowner.

 

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  The beach at Cuckmere Haven, Sussex, England   Cuckmere Haven, South Downs.

The beach at Cuckmere Haven, as you can see, is quite large and although composed mostly of pebbles there is some sand. This view was taken just after high tide so there is quite a lot of foreshore to be revealed as the tide goes out.

The headland on the skyline is Seaford Head.

 

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  The view inland from Cuckmere Haven, Sussex, England   Cuckmere Haven, South Downs.

Looking away from the beach at Cuckmere Haven along the Cuckmere River towards Exceat. The two canoeists have just discovered that they cannot reach the sea without doing a little walking because the water has suddenly become rather shallow.

 

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