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 photomontage, 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.
Photographs of the above post were taken in November 2007, December 2007, and March 2015.
The photographs above are of the `end post’ and were taken in 2007, 2011 and 2015.
Groyne 65 is a short groyne and is regularly covered by the shingle. For most of the year, it can be seen between the beach huts that are on the shingle, opposite Queens Court.
This is one of the points on the promenade where you get an excellent view of the De La Warr Pavilion, a Grade One listed modernist building housing a contemporary art gallery, theatre and cafe.
Take care by the sea and check the tide times.