Adur Valley Wildlife
KINGSTON BUCI BEACH
(SHOREHAM HARBOUR APPROACHES)
TQ 235 048 (OS Explorer)


SEE MAP GRID REFS IN THE LEFT COLUMN

Distance between 1 & 5 = approx. 400 metres (¼ mile)
Rockpooling area of about 2 acres but the areas of most interest are much smaller than this


 
1. Sand &/or rocks below Chart Datum

2. Concrete blocks with Fucus, winkles  and mussels

3. Flat expanse of gravel with Irish Moss, Chondrus, and shallow pools

4. Loose boulders and chalk bedrock with shallow pools

5. Wooden groynes with draping Fucus and pools underneath

MAP GRID REFS
1) TQ 2351 0476
2) TQ 2345 048
3) TQ 235  048
4) TQ 2352 0485
5) TQ 2352 0490

Link to the Adur Nature Notes 2007 web pages


2006
 Adur Flood Plain
 Chalk Downs
 Coastal Fringe
 Intertidal (Seashore)
 River Adur Estuary
 Lancing Nature Blogspot
 Sea (off Sussex)
 Town & Gardens
 Widewater Lagoon
 Garden Bird List 2006
Adur World Oceans Day 2006

 
Rockpooling

at KINGSTON BEACH, SHOREHAM-BY-SEA
with Andy Horton

The purple numbers (in brackets) are the locations on the map above

 
Link to Kingston Rockpooling 2008
 

19 November 2007
A Grey Phalarope visited Kingston Beach in the morning, but was absent in the afternoon.

  
27 September 2007
The tide went out past the Chart Datum marker but there was nothing to report of note. 
 
12 September 2007

Terns on Kingston Beach

Photograph by Steve Savage

Terns (Photograph by Steve Savage)

16 May 2007
Kingston Beach was still badly silted up and the shore below the Chart Datum marker point (1) was unreachable. Occasional small to medium Blennies, Lipophrys pholis, one small Edible Crab Cancer pagurus, hid under rocks with frequent medium-sized Shore Crabs, Carcinus maenas, were all found in the central section of the shore. (3) A juvenile Corkwing Wrasse, Symphodus melops was netted in the pool underneath the first groyne. (5)

17 April 2007
Kingston Beach was badly silted up by dredged deposits and at the Chart Datum marker point (1) it was so thick to be impassable and possibly dangerous. A few small Edible Crabs, Cancer pagurus, were possibly newsworthy. 

19 March 2007
The equinoctial spring low tide receded past the Chart Datum marker point (1) on Kingston beach, where a Whelk Buccinum undatum, a a Butterfish Pholis gunnellus and a juvenile Corkwing Wrasse, Symphodus melops were discovered with scores of small prawns. Another Butterfish and a handful of small to medium Blennies, Lipophrys pholis, three small Edible Crabs Cancer pagurus, hid under rocks with at least two medium-sized Shore Crabs, Carcinus maenas, all frequented the central section of the shore. (3) Netted Dogwhelks and the tiny fry of Rock Gobies Gobius paganellus were occasionally seen and one live Oyster was noted. 

18 February 2007
It was dark when I visited the beach to catch the low spring tide which did not recede past Chart Datum where there were just a few prawns Palaemon elegans
 

Link to Kingston Rockpooling 2006

Kingston Beach Reports 2005


 
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