The Jurassic Coast – Dorset and East Devon Coast

The Jurassic Coast in Dorset and East Devon was the first ever site to be inscribed as a ‘natural’ World Heritage Site. It spans 153 km (95 miles) of dramatic coastline all the way from East Devon to Dorset and finds includes a range of world-renowned fossils. What makes this coast so special is the Read more…

British Coastal World Heritage Sites

Britain has some breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Sites from the historic cities of Edinburgh and Bath to beautiful British Coastal World Heritage Sites like the Orkney or the Jurassic coastline. A World Heritage Site is a cultural or natural landmark that has been recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), where each World Read more…

Ten best British beachcombing beaches

Here we list our ten best British beachcombing beaches, exploring our diverse British coast can be great fun with each stretch having a different story to tell, from fossils and dinosaur footprints to ancient coins and polished glass. Often the best time is after a period of strong wind and high tides, making the Spring Read more…

England and Wales Heritage Coasts

England and Wales Heritage Coasts were established in 1972 to conserve the best stretches of undeveloped coast in England and Wales.  Many of these coastal stretches are part of larger National Parks or Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and the average protected area extends inland for an average of 2.4km (1.5 miles) which means Read more…

Things to do on a short Autumn break in Brighton, England

Brighton – the busiest of breaks this Autumn! Summer is officially over, Autumn is here and we’re sliding toward half term in October and thinking about whether or not we should spend Christmas with the family or escape to faraway climes. Brighton is a great short break destination offering a wide variety of things to Read more…

A Week in Padstow Cornwall

When I arrived in Padstow Cornwall I was welcomed by a warm wind and a positive atmosphere. I decided to grab a breakfast at a small cafe sheltered from the wind. The food was good and they were quick to serve.  Once I finished my breakfast I decided to explore the town. There were a quite 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 with a rock and pier entrance 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…

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 contains some of the nearest beaches to London and is only just over an hour away. The locality to London makes Broadstairs a perfect day trip option with some of the closest Read more…