2018 Scotland Seaside Awards

For 2018 Scotland has no blue flag beach awards but 61 beaches achieved the Scottish Seaside Award. We have two new additions, Prestwick in South Ayrshire, and Yellowcraig in East Lothian, which returns after a year of absence. Scottish Seaside Awards Aberdeen Ballroom Beach, Aberdeen City Balmedie Beach, Aberdeenshire Collieston, Aberdeenshire Cruden Bay, Aberdeenshire Fraserburgh Read more…

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…

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…

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…

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…

2015 Scotland Blue Flag Beach Awards

For 2015 Scotland has just the one blue flag beach award and 60 Scottish Seaside Awards. Blue Fag Awards Elie Woodhaven (Ruby Bay) Scottish Seaside Awards Aberdeen Beach,  Aberdeen City Aberdour Black Sands,Fife Aberdour Silver Sands, Fife Achmelvich Bay, Highland Anstruther Billowness, Fife Arbroath, Angus Balmedie Beach, Aberdeenshire Belhaven Bay, East Lothian Brora Beach, Highland Broughty Ferry, Dundee Read more…

Take a drive on the wild west side of Scotland

Touring the Scottish west coast Touring the beautiful Scottish Coast by car is the best way to experience this spectacular area.  Scotland’s best beaches are found on the West Coast.  This is a place of splendid scenery, rugged mountains, fjords, blue sea and islands. The weather on the west coast is warmer than the east Read more…