From the harbour, Porthleven, Cornwall

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...

Viking bay in Broadstairs Kent

The Seven Broadstairs Bays

Broadstairs is a picturesque seaside town in Kent, sitting between Margate in the North and Ramsgate in the South, this stretch of coast is only just over an hour from London. The locality to...

Coast Path through sand dunes

The UK Coast and Beaches

The UK coast provides such a diversity in such a small area and to cap it all off none of us lives more than 75 miles from it. Once at the coast you can travel just a few miles in any direction...

Levant Mine, Cornwall

Poldark’s Cornish Coast

For many people they may not have read Winston Graham's Poldark novels but do have a deep understanding of Poldark's Cornish coast due to the popular BBC TV series. Poldark's filming was for the...

Porthgwidden beach, St Ives, Cornwall

UK’s Warm Autumn Sea

The sea around the UK's coast in the Autumn still remembers the long summer days and until you get the cold frosts has lots of possibilities.

The daylight hours can still be warm, the beaches...


UK Coast Activities

Coast Activities! Visiting the coast does not have to be about questioning if the weather is good enough for sitting on a beach.

We've come up with some activity ideas that are available in...

Bude open-air sea water swimming pool

Coastal Lidos in the United Kingdom

The main Lido building period was in the 1930s, when outdoor swimming became popular, and 169 were built across the UK. In this period it became as essential for a seaside town to have a lido as...

Coastal path

England Coastal Footpaths

There are current plans to create a new National Trail, the England Coast Path, that when complete will be be one of the longest coastal walking routes in the world. It's being worked on in...

Family on the beach

Beach Games for the Kids

For most families hitting the beach it is not about sitting down and reading a book but about keeping the kids entertained and enjoying the beach and coast environment. Here we have listed a few...


10 Beachcombing Tips

Beachcombing can be a great family activity and can keep everyone active and enjoying themselves for hours.

Here are the UK Beach Guides top 10 beachcombing tips to make your visit even more...