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Cooden Beach East Sussex +

The Steady Path to Abstraction

Cooden Beach Sussex Coast © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

It may not be as obscure as Donegal’s Murder Hole Beach but Cooden Beach is certainly lower profile than its better known Sussex coast neighbours Bexhill-on-Sea and Eastbourne. The Cooden Beach Hotel, a half timbered Tudoresque pile on a butterfly plan with wings, takes pride of place along the seafront. Set back on a grass bank also overlooking the shale beach is a row of white painted timber beach huts. Some have names: “Seagulls”; “Shanti”; “Tilly”. Quintessential English seaside. On a late spring day, Cooden Beach is as defined as a Mondrian, displaying tripartite horizontality under an endless sky.

Cooden Beach Sussex England © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

Cooden Beach Sussex © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

Cooden Beach Sea Sussex © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

Cooden Beach Huts Sussex © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

Cooden Beach Hut Sussex England Cooden Beach Sussex © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

Cooden Beach Huts Sussex Coast © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

The Cooden Beach Hotel Sussex Coast © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

The Cooden Beach Hotel Entrance Sussex © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

The Cooden Beach Hotel Sussex © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

Shoreline Cooden Beach Sussex © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

Chalet House Cooden Beach Sussex © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

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