• Aerial views of the Sussex Coast

    Posted on October 28, 2015 by in Outings

    Some time ago Mike and I went for a flight in a light aircraft along the South Coast between Shoreham and Eastbourne.

    Flying along the Seven Sisters

    Shoreham airport

    Art Deco Shoreham airport

    Our plane

    Our plane for the morning

    Shoreham beach

    Shoreham beach

    West pier

    West pier

    Brighton pavilion

    Brighton pavilion

    palace pier brighton

    Palace Pier Brighton

    Palace pier and wheel

    Palace pier and wheel

    Brighton Marina

    Brighton Marina

    Newhaven beach & fort

    Newhaven beach & fort

    Newhaven harbour

    Newhaven harbour

    Seven Sisters

    Seven Sisters

    Seven Sisters

    Seven Sisters

    Hope Gap & Cuckmere Haven

    Hope Gap & Cuckmere Haven

    Hope Gap & Cuckmere Haven

    Hope Gap & Cuckmere Haven

    Cuckmere Haven

    Cuckmere Haven

    Cuckmere Haven

    Cuckmere Haven

    Cuckmere Haven

    Cuckmere Haven meanders

    coastguard cottages

    Coastguard cottages Cuckmere Haven

    Belle Tout

    Belle Tout lighthouse

    Belle Tout lighthouse

    Belle Tout lighthouse

    Eastbourne lighthouse

    Eastbourne lighthouse

    Eastbourne lighthouse

    Eastbourne lighthouse

    Eastbourne lighthouse

    Eastbourne lighthouse

    Eastbourne lighthouse

    Eastbourne lighthouse, Beachy Head and Eastbourne town

    Great views of the Cuckmere Valley and two lighthouses

    As you can see we had a fantastic flight along the South Coast in the August sunshine, with great views of the South Downs National Park and Sussex Coast landmarks. You can see from the pics that I am particularly intrigued by the Cuckmere Valley, especially with the recent changes to the way flooding is managed in the area. You can see from the images quite how close the famous lighthouse at Belle Tout is to the cliff edge. And the old red and white lighthouse at the bottom of Beachy Head was spectacular against the blue sea.

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