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 beach guide, we have done the hard work along with our community, here you’ll find photos, interactive coast maps, weather, tide times, beach water quality and search tools helping to provide you answers or just some 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.


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, a wide range of coastal events, from food and drink, music, history, literature, walking, theatre, arts and craft, seasonal family fun.

Eastbourne Airshow
Tenby Castle beach


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

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Tintagel Castle, Tintagel, Cornwall
Things To Do

Gift Ideas

Membership Gifts At Coast Radar, we love the UK coastline and the National Trust helps protect over 775 miles of it which means your support also means protecting our coast and helping to keep England’s history alive for years to come. Gift of Membership is no ordinary present, with unlimited access to many historic places all year…

Beach photography

UK Coast Photos

The UK coastline is so varied that it offers great photo opportunities. Not only do you get a chance to take great pictures but also you explore some beautiful locations. In our pages, we have tools to move around seaside and coastal locations and our individual listings have at least a single photo and some…

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:

Nearest To Me

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