Trail Point 3

Rustington Suffers in Bad Weather

It is often said that Rustington is sheltered from the worst of rough weather by the Isle of Wight to the south, and The Downs to the north.  It is all the more memorable, therefore, when storms hit, and damage is caused, such as in 1987.

On another such occasion, in 1912, high winds caused rough seas, which broke through the flint sea defences and damaged the windmill that was on the corner of Sea Lane and Sea Road (where the Overstrand Estate stands today) so badly that it never worked again, and was taken down the following year. 

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