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.
The number is produced using a photograph taken in 2014, by 2015 the ferrule is gone. The photographs below were taken 2012 – 2013 -2014.
Groyne 55 runs up the beach to the Sovereign Light Cafe; it’s a short walk to a cup of tea and a good English breakfast.
If the tide is wrong you could start with a short swim, so check the tide times if you want to see the groyne.