Newhaven lighthouse, seen across the bay from Seaford.
Marine Drive, Seaford
Seaford Head, seen from Bishopstone Beach
Bishopstone Beach, Newhaven harbour wall seen across the estuary of the River Ouse
Seaford’s old coastguard station, now the clubhouse of the NSSC, Newhaven and Seaford Sailing club
High tide at Bishopstone beach, Seaford, during today’s storm that has no name - so it’s not officially a real storm. Seems big and threatening enough to me, the English Channel doing its impersonation of the North Atlantic Ocean. Big waves crashing on Newhaven harbour wall throwing spray higher than Newhaven lighthouse.
The maritime weather report shows a swell of 3.9 m. plus a wave height of 4.6 m. Wind speed of 45 mph with gusts of 55 mph, Force 8 (gale) with gusts to Force 9 (strong gale).
Seaford’s old coastguard station, now the clubhouse of Newhaven and Seaford Sailing Club, stands well back from the high water mark. Note the webcam mounted on the mast. Some of the modern houses seem much closer, seemingly with just a low wall as barrier to the threatening waves.