The soft clay cliffs have been shored up with boulders (From Norway at a reported £1,300 each) and a series of wooded sea defences known as "groynes'
Overstrand is also famous as 'Poppyland' being given that name by writer Clement Scott and during the Edwardian period the village became very popular with visitors and especially with the landed gentry making it 'the place to be' for the elite.
The aforementioned erosion eventually claimed the hotel and other buildings leaving the village less fashionable to the London set.
Despite that Overstrand is a very beautiful stretch of coastline and one which is a family favourite.
Fomapan film, Rolleiflex T