Monthly Archives: March 2013

46a – Norman’s Bay to Pevensey Bay

We arrived back at Norman’s Bay and continued our journey west.  Martello Tower #55 had stood bathed in the warm glow of the setting sun last night.  Today it stood crisp and clean against the morning sky.  It had clearly … Continue reading

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45h – Bexhill-on-Sea to Norman’s Bay

We left Bexhill and entered one of its suburbs, Cooden.  Initially, we were on a concrete path, but that soon came to an end.  Just as we were crossing to the shingle, a cyclist rode up.  He reached the end … Continue reading

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45g – Bexhill-on-Sea

Bexhill-on-Sea, not too big and not too small, lies quietly between the larger resorts of Hastings and Eastbourne, letting life go by and holding its own very well. Whilst the surrounding towns became seaside resorts in the first half of the … Continue reading

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45f – Bulverhythe to Bexhill on Sea

As we left Bulverhythe we took one last look back towards St Leonard’s and Hastings.  In the distance we could see Hastings Pier and Marine Court, the former a burnt out wreck and the latter a run down block of flats with peeling … Continue reading

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45e – St Leonard’s on Sea to Bulverhythe

As we walked through St Leonard’s we found a little gem of history.  It is tucked away in a corner and easy to miss; so easy to miss, in fact, that we missed it.  We had to turn around and come … Continue reading

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45d – St Leonard’s on Sea

St Leonard’s was originally developed as a purpose-built seaside resort in the 1820’s.  The idea was James Burton’s, a developer most well-known for his work around Regent’s Park in London.  His idea was to develop a “Regent’s Park by the … Continue reading

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45c – Hastings to St Leonard’s

Just after Hastings Pier the beachfront promenade splits into upper and lower levels.  The lower level sits exactly underneath the upper, so it has protection in the rain.  Our party split:  it being sunny, I stayed on the upper level; … Continue reading

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