Lighthouses in the UK


With miles and miles of UK & Ireland coastline, thousands of islands to explore and seaside towns to choose from, where is it best to go?

Coast Radar is more than just a UK beaches guide, we have done the hard work along with our community, here you’ll find photos, videos, interactive coast maps, weather, tide times, beach water quality and search tools helping to provide you answers or just some inspiration and helpful ideas.

The one place to find 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. It does not matter if you are planning a staycation or a family day out at the beach, Coast Radar is the guide that has the information to help and inspire you to visit and enjoy our beautiful and diverse UK & Ireland coastline.

Find your nearest beach


Search out the best British beaches from popular seaside resorts with Blue Flags to the hidden coves to escape from the crowds.

Find out what to see & do at the coast


Look for some inspiration, places to visit or activities to do whilst visiting the coast. From history & heritage to sports and theme parks.

Find out what's on at the coast


Find out what’s on, a wide range of coastal events, from food and drink, music, history, literature, walking, theatre, arts and craft, seasonal family fun.

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England Coastal Footpaths

England already has many excellent coastal footpaths, but there are plans to create a National Trail, the England Coast Path, when complete, will be one of the longest coastal walking routes in the world. It’s being worked on in sections; you can see a map showing progress here. In the meantime, you have some existing footpaths that allow…

Nearest To Me

Not sure where to go? Want to find the nearest beaches, things to do or events near you

The A-Z of the UK’s Coastal Regions

Discover the best things to do at the coast in each region! Click on a region in the list below to learn more:

Coast Radar Clothing – coastwear made the right way

At Coast Radar we want people to enjoy the coast but we are also aware that our coast and oceans need protection. We are alarmed by the damage that fast fashion leaves behind where 60% of clothing includes plastic, 40% of clothing made are never worn and 99% are never recycled. Using natural, organic materials, renewable energy and sustainable packaging is part of the solution and this became the foundation of our coastwear at Coast Radar Clothing.