Blue Flag Awards

Blue Flag Awards

Although I personally love the remote beaches we have in the UK, lots do look for the family-friendly Blue Flag beaches. But do you understand what a beaches Blue Flag actually means? Beaches are awarded the Blue Flag for one season at a time based on compliance with strict criteria. If the criteria are not…

Guide to Porthleven Cornwall
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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 a historic character and a very interesting structure. The rock and pier entrance is followed…

How Tides Work
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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…