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The one place to find out about all things on the coast. From beach to cliff, from headland to harbour, wherever you want to go, whatever you want to do. Coast Radar helps you find the right spot. 

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  • Coastal break: Discovering the understated allure of UK’s seaside towns

    Coastal break: Discovering the understated allure of UK’s seaside towns

    With summer already upon us, you’re probably already daydreaming of your next beach escape and mentally going through your travel bucket list in search of the perfect destination. And we can bet hard money that none of the getaways you’re fantasising about imply a trip to the United Kingdom.  Truthfully, the British coast is…

  • Historic Coastal Villages of the UK Worth Visiting

    Historic Coastal Villages of the UK Worth Visiting

    The UK is dotted with historic coastal villages that offer charming escapes with breathtaking views and rich histories. From quaint fishing harbours to ancient castles by the sea, these villages are perfect for those who love exploring the scenic beauty and stepping back in time. Whether you’re strolling along cobblestone streets, enjoying fresh seafood…

  • 2024 England Blue Flag Beach Awards

    2024 England Blue Flag Beach Awards

    It’s that time of year when the Blue Flag beaches are announced. In 2024, 72 English beaches received the Blue Flag Award, five less than a year ago. We then have 136 Seaside Awards beaches, of which 60 have both Blue Flag and Seaside Awards. Blue Flag and Seaside Award winners span much of…

  • 2024 Wales Blue Flag Beach Awards

    2024 Wales Blue Flag Beach Awards

    2024 has seen 22 Welsh beaches awarded the blue flag, the same as last year, although Amroth has lost its flag, while Tenby North Beach has gained. A further 13 beaches have gained the Seaside Award, and then 13 beaches in Wales have gained the Green Coast Award, recognising the ‘hidden gems’ along our…

  • 2024 Northern Ireland Blue Flag Beach Awards

    2024 Northern Ireland Blue Flag Beach Awards

    In 2024, Northern Ireland beaches took a total of 9 blue flags across the counties of Antrim, Down, and Londonderry. A further 6 beaches have also been given the Seaside Award for good water quality. Just click on a title to go to our beach information pages. Northern Ireland Blue Flag Awards Antrim’s Blue…

  • The 8 St Ives Beaches in Cornwall

    The 8 St Ives Beaches in Cornwall

    St Ives is a popular and bustling Cornish seaside town that has a choice of 8 great beaches, all with different characteristics, and three St Ives beaches are dog-friendly. St Ives is very busy and can get some bad press, but it is still one of our favourite locations to base a stay in…