Unspoilt Sand Along The UK’s Rugged Coastline

The UK’s Rugged Coastline has some of the most beautiful, accessible and unspoilt beaches in the world, but before we start we acknowledge that the sea water is cold and you can’t guarantee the sun. The 13,000km of coastline has many seaside locations from the traditional Victorian seafronts to the small fishing villages. In this list, we Read more…

Spring Half Term Activity Ideas

With a school break approaching, the evenings may still be dark and the mornings frosty, it’s great for children to get out and about and we have listed some great spring half term activity ideas. Now that the first signs of spring are approaching it is a great opportunity to blow away the winter cobwebs with some 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…

Directions to a few of the hidden beaches of England

Beaches provide a great way to have fun with all the family but most of England’s beaches are packed in the Summer so we thought we’d give you a rundown on some of the ‘hidden’ beaches instead. 1.  Luccombe Beach, Isle of Wight Luccombe Beach on the Isle of Wight is the perfect way to 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…

UK’s Warm Autumn Sea

The sea around the UK’s coast in the Autumn still remembers the long warm summer days and until you get the cold frosts has lots of possibilities. All too often people get to mid-September and with the darker nights and cooler days start to shy away from visiting the coast. The daylight hours can still be warm, 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…

10 Lighthouse Visitor Centres

Add to your bucket list our 10 Lighthouse Visitor Centres. The UK has some spectacular lighthouses that due to their nature are often in beautiful remote locations. 10 of these lighthouses are open to the public and offer an opportunity to see the spectacular locations and the unique life that lighthouse keepers used to experience. 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…

Poldark’s Cornish Coast

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 most part outdoors and shows off the beauty and diversity of the Cornish coastline. Here we list the Read more…

A Week in Hayle Cornwall

Here we document our recent weeks holiday in Hayle, Cornwall. Two families renting a 4 bedroom self catering holiday house on the Hayle beach. Saturday After experiencing bad journeys in the past we set off from Buckinghamshire at 3am and had a good journey arriving in St Ives at 07:30. After a walk around a full English breakfast Read more…