Beauty beneath at Brighton Marina

by Sarah Ryman Spotlight on Waste Brighton

You would be forgiven to think that all that lies beneath the water in Brighton Marina is some concrete and a fair few dicarded plastic bottles and bags. Take a look through these fantastic shots from Steve Winsor taken recently on The Living Coast right below the surface within the marina.

Steve is a local resident who has be diving for 22 years mostly along the South Coast and kindly shared these pictures.

Even without a boat or scuba gear, you can still access some of the marine marvels of our The Living Coast at low tide, such as:

Undercliff MCZ coast, easy access route from Brighton Marina to Saltdean

Newhaven MCZ coast, by West Beach (car park) or to the east at Tide Mills nature reserve

Shoreham harbour and river estuary (SSSI), by Shoreham Fort

South West Rocks marine SNCI – a chalk reef just off Hove whose underwater life is known only to a few divers!

Take a look at our top tips for marine marvels in The Living Coast at:

Shoreham Beach & River Adur - Local Nature Reserve with wild flowers amongst shingle, over the river estuary with saltmarsh and mudflats for birds.

Brighton Seafront Masses of starlings over the piers, and shingle beach wildflowers along the Volks railway.

The Undercliff, Brighton Marina to Saltdean - Fossil-filled white chalk cliffs, towering above beach rock pools and chalk reef, with traffic-free path

Castle Hill, Newhaven - Extensive sea views from this flower-rich Local Nature Reserve, above Newhaven Fort, West Beach and Friars Bay marine conservation area

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