Bexhill Groyne 57

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.



I love the quality of this post top, totally covered in barnacles and seaweed, but had to use another post, from a little higher on the groyne, for the metal ferrule. In the end, I found I liked both number forms and  so I have created two `57s’ for the post.


Photographs were taken 2013 – 2014 – 2015.


Photographs were taken 2012 – 2014 – 2015




Groyne 57 runs down the beach from the prom in front of this building. This is part of a short row of buildings that were originally identical patterns – some still have an unaltered roof but some have built into the roof in one way or another. I particularly like this conversion; you don’t have to look behind you to know there is a view.

If you wish to see the post tops shown please take care by the sea, and you will need to check the tide times.

Tide times for Bexhill.


Studio Blogs – Bexhill Beach 2002: Groyne 70

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