Best British Beaches – Summer 2018

As we now head into Autumn we thought it would be good to list the Best British Beaches of summer 2018 based on how often our site visitors searched and/or viewed the detailed beach page over the summer months. I am sure you will all have your own favourite beaches around Britain so feel free Read more…

Guide to Porthleven Cornwall

Porthleven is the most southerly fishing port on mainland England sitting between Lands End and the Lizard Point in Cornwall. Porthleven has built up around the need for a harbour with the location chosen because there had been many shipwrecks in the bay. The harbour offers historic character and a very interesting structure. The rock and pier entrance is followed by Read more…

Guide to St Ives Cornwall

St Ives is a beautiful Cornwall seaside town that wraps around the harbour with breathtaking scenery of the north Cornwall Atlantic coast.   Close to the harbour, its streets are narrow, winding with uneven cobbles. With the benefit of the Atlantic swells and warmth of the Gulf Stream, the area offers some of the best surf conditions for Read more…

2018 Scotland Seaside Awards

For 2018 Scotland has no blue flag beach awards but 61 beaches achieved the Scottish Seaside Award. We have two new additions, Prestwick in South Ayrshire, and Yellowcraig in East Lothian, which returns after a year of absence. Scottish Seaside Awards Aberdeen Ballroom Beach, Aberdeen City Balmedie Beach, Aberdeenshire Collieston, Aberdeenshire Cruden Bay, Aberdeenshire Fraserburgh Read more…

How Tides Work

How tides work is a very large topic and this article is not replacing complex textbooks but tries at putting tides into the context of what we [the non-Scholar] need to consider when visiting the coast. So let us get started… What Controls the Tides? Most places in Britain experience two tides per day and the Read more…