|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Little Common (TQ713079)|
|Distance:||4.6 miles (7.4 km)|
|Meets:||A259, A269, A269|
|Route outline (key)|
The B2182 follows a roundabout route through the Sussex coastal town of Bexhill. The road was originally unclassified but gained its number in the late 1920s.
The road starts at a roundabout on the A259 in the suburb of Little Common and heads south, initially heading in the opposite direction to the other end of the road. We zigzag through Cooden and eventually go under the coastal railway line just east of Cooden Beach station to reach the sea. There's a sharp left-hand bend at seemingly the last minute and we follow the railway line eastwards, although that is behind the houses on the left. The sea also becomes invisible very quickly as we diverge from the coast at a shallow angle.
By the access road to the next station east, Collington, we TOTSO right into a tree-lined residential road taking us back to the coast. There's a TOTSO left at a T-junction at the end and we continue along the edge of the beach. There's a detour to the left to pass to the landward side of the De La Warr Pavilion (we turn right at a roundabout here), after which the sea becomes far less visible. There's another TOTSO left by the war memorial and we start to head inland.
The road climbs to pass Bexhill station as it passes over the railway line and then there's a brief (and easy-to-miss) multiplex with the A269 as that comes in from the right and shortly leaves on the left (the B2182 has priority at both junctions). There's then a quick zigzag along a short section of the High Street (the original line of the A259 but priorities have now changed) before we continue north on the original line of the A269.