A shingle plant called sea beet

A shingle plant called sea beet
Sea beet or sea spinach has glossy green leaves and tall angular stems which turn bright red. It was first cultivated about 2000 years ago in the Middle East as a vegetable.

The beaches around Hastings Pier are full of wildlife and plants, there are many rock pools to discover with an array of interesting species, including molluscs, crustaceans, and sea anemone. This region of the English Channel also supports many important sea fish populations including cod, Dover sole, mackerel and plaice.

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