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…

England Coastal Footpaths

England already has many great coastal footpaths but there are current plans to create a new National Trail, the England Coast Path, that when complete will be one of the longest coastal walking routes in the world. It’s being worked on in sections and aims to be complete in 2020, you can see a map 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…

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…

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 and it feels like you have entered a different world. It is very 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…

2015 England Blue Flag Beach Awards

It’s that time of the year when the Blue Flag beaches are announced. 2015 has seen 61 English beaches get the Blue Flag Award, whilst 111 received the Seaside Award, Keep Britain Tidy’s own seal of approval. 31 beaches then achieved both awards. This year, Thanet in Kent and Cornwall – two of the country’s most popular Read more…