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Cuckmere Haven, Seaford

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Cuckmere Haven (also known as the Cuckmere estuary) is an area of flood plains in Sussex, England where the river Cuckmere meets the English Channel between Eastbourne and Seaford. The river is an example of a meandering river, and contains several oxbow lakes. It is a popular tourist destination with an estimated 350,000 visitors per year, where they can engage in long walks, or water activities on the river. The beach at Cuckmere Haven is next to the famous chalk cliffs, the Seven Sisters.

At low tide, one can spot ironwork in the sea close to the river mouth. This is the wreck of the Polynesia, a German sailing ship that ran aground in April 1890 west of Beachy Head; it was laden with a cargo of sodium nitrate.
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  • Today we enjoyed a beautiful walk around the Seaford Head side of the Southdown National Park which overlooks the magnificent Seven Sisters. Spectacular views of the magnificent rolling Sussex...  more »
  • Fabulous place to explore this amazing part of Sussex, lucky that it’s on my doorstep, but there’s plenty of parking and regular buses. Fabulous walk down to the sea, great place for a picnic.  more »
  • The Cuckmere Haven flood plains in Sussex, where the Cuckmere river flows into thw the English Channel, once, was commonly used by smugglers in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Then, in the Second....  more »

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