Writing is my first love.

I am a published novelist and writer. I have won competitions and had my work published world-wide.

The Story of the Beachy Head Lighthouse‘ was published in April 2012 and is available via my dedicated Beachy Head Lighthouse site. 50% of the profits from the book are being donated to the Save the Stripes campaign to help raise money to repaint the iconic lighthouse that stands at the base of the Beachy Head cliffs.

The Story of the Belle Tout Lighthouse by Rob Wassell - click here to buy onlineThe Story of the Belle Tout Lighthouse‘ was released in August 2011 and is available from my dedicated Belle Tout site.

Both books are also available from local outlets such as the Eastbourne Visitor Centre, Beachy Head Visitor Centre, Cuckmere Seven Sisters Country Park Visitor Centre and Birling Gap National Trust Visitor Centre and various outlets in Seaford.

Both books include fascinating information and pictures that very few people will have seen before, including anecdotes from former lighthouses keepers.

In 2007-2008 I tried to buy the Belle Tout Lighthouse at Beachy Head and you can find out more information from the original Belle Tout Lighthouse Trust website or my Belle Tout Lighthouse information website.

In 2012-2013 I was a key member of the Save the Stripes campaign to help raise money to re-paint the Beachy Head Lighthouse which you can read more about on the dedicated Beachy Head Lighthouse website.

I am currently working on my forthcoming novel.


I do talks on the lighthouses of Beachy Head, my books and writing.

If you would like to book me, please contact me in the first instance.

See the Media page for recent talks and a link to a video on Youtube.


Rob Wassell PhotographyI have always had an interest in photography.

I am a professional photographer and have been published the world over in print, on the web and also appeared at the Tate. My photos have been used by TV, newspapers, magazines, film companies and fellow authors and writers.

You can see more of my photography on Flickr.


Rob Wassell's family historyMany years ago I was contacted by a fellow Wassell which gave me a wonderful opportunity to research my family history.

We’ve been able to trace our family history back to 1520 – Amazing!

Read more…

SEO & Web Design

I am a professional web designer and have been involved with the internet since the early 90’s. I am an expert in Search Engine Optimisation and I have a 100% success rate in delivering results – often page one results on Google. I help small business and national companies achieve greater business success on the World Wide Web.

Read more on my RAWSEO website.

Technical Authoring & Documentation Writing

I provide professional technical and documentation authoring services including copywriting, user manuals, product guides and other forms of documentation.

Read more on my RAW Information website.

The Belle Tout Lighthouse

I am involved with Belle Tout having formed a Trust to try to buy it in 2007-2008 and am still involved with the current owners and provide help, assistance on a number of different levels from photography, website, technical support and security.

The official Belle Tout website: www.belletout.co.uk

My own website about Belle tout: www.belletoutlighthouse.co.uk

A website specifically dedicated to this wonderful landmark that is part of our national heritage and what I tried to do to buy it.

The Beachy Head Lighthouse

I was a key member of the Save the Stripes campaign and we successfully raised the money to repaint the stripes of the lighthouse at Beachy Head.

Read more on my website: www.beachyheadlighthouse.co.uk