The shingle beach at Winchelsea is on the doorstep of one of the five original Cinque Ports, located where the High Weald meets Romney Marsh. Like Dunwich in Suffolk, it has an eminent commercial history, which the sea has conspired to remove. Winchelsea itself sits on the Royal Military Canal, which stretches almost from Hastings to Hythe and at the end of the beautiful Brede Valley. The beach is shingle, with flat wet sand and small pools at low tide. Many species of birds use the sands. Winchelsea Beach is popular with dog walkers and rod fishermen. It’s also a fine place for swimming and wind surfing.
The importance of this beach to Peter.
Ann’s affinity for this beach and its visitors.
Peter sets the scene, at Winchelsea Beach in East Sussex.
The steep shingle beach at Winchelsea is a favourite for anglers and trippers alike. On this re-visit the tide was out. Those enjoying the scene from the back of the beach were twenty feet above those walking by the waterline, although the descent is manageable in terraced stages. The nearby town of Winchelsea is an historic Cinque Port, steeped in history and well worth a visit.
The simple pleasures of the beach for Paul and Gemma.
Low tide at Winchelsea.