It is not quite as strange as Orford Ness, that desolate and derelict, haunting and wild, edge of the Suffolk coast, of which I have written, and photographed, before. But Dungeness beach, on the edge of Romney Marsh in Kent, is strange enough. The largest shingle beach in Europe, it’s a bleak landscape flanked by the concrete blocks of a nuclear power station, adorned with two lighthouses, dotted with the rotting hulks of fishing boats and fisherman’s huts, punctuated with odd pubs, artists’ workshops and ordinary houses (that are anything but ordinary), and surprised with desert flowers and rare birds. One would hardly call it beautiful. But, like Orford Ness, it is infused with a strange surreal poetry. Little wonder that Derek Jarman chose to live there. Or that it’s irresistible for photographers. For more photos see my photography website Light Infusion, or Flickr or 500px.