The coastline of Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex, consists of a shingle beach maintained by a series of T-shaped, wooden piled groynes. This is a photographic exploration of a community of groynes that co-exist on the beach, next to the promenade from West Parade to Channel View. The photographs examine the individual characteristics of the post tops. Using photo montage, the ferrule was manipulated to create the number which links the post top to the groyne in which it exists. This series of blogs presents a small selection from work that started in 2002 and continues to this day.
Bexhill Groyne 47 is located at the western end of the promenade. It lies between the end of the promenade and the ‘splash’. It is in front of the chalet beach huts.
2014 was the first year I photographed the post tops in Groyne 47. This part of beach is often missed when walking between the prom and the splash. This groyne contains a wonderful range of patterns and colours and I’m pleased to have added it to my collection of groyne photographs.
The Post top with the number is in the spray zone above the high tide mark so can be seen most of the time. For other post tops it depend on the tides. Tide times for Bexhill.