A beautiful, bright morning greeted me on this seasonal re-visit. Treking across the vegetation and shingle to the upper beach, where a scattering of inshore fishing boats lay safely, the sea air filled my lungs and created an anticipation of what was to be seen over the shingle bank. On the lower sandy beach, foamy, aerated waves fell onto the sand, short of the shingle. My interviewee exuded a familiarity with and love for this beach in equal measure. It was a sheer pleasure to be at Kessingland.
Local girl Joy’s love for this beach and for the sea.
On the upper beach at Kessingland by the boats.
If it’s archaeology or history that you’re after, as well as a fine beach, Kessingland is the place for you. This has long been an area of intense interest to archaeologists, as the remains of an ancient forest lie buried on the seabed off its coast. Palaeolithic and Neolithic tools and implements have also been found in the area. You’ll find Yellow Horned Poppy and Sea Holly here; nature is all around you, as you take in the sea air.
Tight lines for Michael on Kessingland beach.
The scene on the beach at Kessingland.