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…

UK Coast Activities

Coast Activities! Visiting the coast does not have to be about questioning if the weather is good enough for sitting on a beach. We’ve come up with some activity ideas that are available in the UK. Surfing & Stand Up Paddle Boarding Photo by kristymurphy47 In any list of activities, you must have surfing. Although when talking Read more…

Top 5 Beaches for a Day Trip from London

Beach near 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 near London, eat fish and chips, buy an ice cream and go for a swim. We list some great beaches, probably 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…

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…

Give The Gift of National Trust or English Heritage Membership

At Coast Radar we love the UK coastline and the National Trust helps protect over 775 miles of it which means your support also means protecting our coast and helping to keep England’s history alive for years to come. Gift of Membership is no ordinary present, with unlimited access to many historic places all year round, it’s 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…

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…