Travellers set up camp on Hove's picturesque promenade and park

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() Travellers set up camp on Hove's picturesque promenade and park as many as 50 caravans along the seafront following a row over rough sleepers' tents Usual tranquility of the seaside town evaporated when the motorhomes rumbled onto Hove Lawns yesterday  Aerial photographs show the traveller site as an eyesore on the waterfront and close-up shots reveal rubbish  Hove Lawns is a protected stretch of land, meaning that any prolonged period of encampment is banned Sussex Police confirmed that the caravans and motorhomes are still there, but that no action has been taken 

By Jack Elsom For Mailonline

Published: 10:38 BST, 1 September 2019 | Updated: 10:38 BST, 1 September 2019

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Strolling along Hove's stunning strip of coastline in the glorious sunshine is one of the reasons the seaside town is such an attractive place for homeowners and tourists alike.

But the usual sense of tranquility evaporated yesterday when roughly 50 caravans and motorhomes rumbled onto the promenade and pitched up a suspected traveller camp.

Aerial photographs show the traveller site as an eyesore on the waterfront and close-up shots reveal rubbish strewn across the neatly-trimmed grass on which the vehicles were parked.

Hove Lawns is a protected stretch of land, meaning that any prolonged period of encampment for more than 12 hours

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