Top 5 Beaches for a Day Trip from London

Top 5 Beaches for a Day Trip from London, as the UK is thinking about school holidays and long summer days it is the perfect time to escape London and head out to a beach, eat fish and chips, buy an ice cream and go for a swim. We list some great beaches, probably not the nearest to London, Read more…

2017 Northern Ireland Blue Flag Beach Awards

2017 has seen Northern Ireland beaches take a total of 8 blue flags across the counties Antrim, Down and Londonderry, this is the 2 down on last year. Two beaches however, Castlerock and Crawfordsburn, lost their Blue Flag accreditation but both have received seaside awards. A further 12 beaches have also been given the UK-wide Seaside Award Read more…

2017 Scotland Seaside Awards

For 2017 Scotland has no blue flag beach awards but 60 beaches achieved the Scottish Seaside Award. Scottish Seaside Awards Aberdeen Ballroom Beach, Aberdeen City Balmedie Beach, Aberdeenshire Collieston, Aberdeenshire Cruden Bay, Aberdeenshire Fraserburgh Esplanade, Aberdeenshire Fraserburgh Waters of Philorth, Aberdeenshire Inverboyndie Beach, Aberdeenshire Peterhead Lido, Aberdeenshire Stonehaven Beach, Aberdeenshire Montrose Seafront, Angus Carnoustie, Angus Read more…

UK’s Great Coastline

Coast Radar was formed out of my love of the UK coast and wanting people to think about exploring what we have on our doorstep rather than by default jumping on a plane. Yes, great beaches are everywhere but the UK with its 13,000 km of coastline (including islands) has such a great variety in such Read more…

Is a beach safe to swim in the sea?

So you want to take your kids to the seaside but how do you know is a beach safe to swim in the sea? Really this falls down to three key points: Lifeguards The water quality Water conditions Not all beaches have lifeguards and measure the water quality.  If you are not confident it is best to Read more…