Bude Sea water pool

Coastal Lidos in the United Kingdom

The main Lido building period was in the 1930s, when outdoor swimming became popular, and 169 were built across the UK. In this period it became as essential for a seaside town to have a lido as...

What Do Blue Flag Awards Tell Us?

We are in the frantic Blue Flag and Seaside Award announcement period but what does the Blue Flag recognition actually tell the beach goer and in particular what does not having a Blue Flag or...

2015 UK Blue Flag Awards

2015 Wales Blue Flag Beach Awards

2015 has seen the number of Welsh beaches increasing, 41 beaches have the blue flag, up seven on last year, and another 30 won green coast awards which recognises...

2015 UK Blue Flag Awards

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...

10 UK Fossil Beaches

Searching for fossils can be great family fun and at the same time the coast can be used as a place to inspire and engage children in geology and fossils. Here we list 10 great beaches for...

It's Not Just a Website

We received an email yesterday, here is the basic thread…

“The UK Beach Guide website has moved on from your Coast Radar mobile App, do you have...

Essex Beaches

Which one Walton, Frinton or Clacton?

We had a tour of the Essex beaches last week and have been asked by a few people which beach we would recommend on the Clacton stretch of Essex coastline. We have to say that the beaches and...

Worms Head, Gower Peninsula, Wales

Escape to the Gower Peninsula

The Gower Peninsula was one of the first places designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Stretching out from Swansea in a similar aspect to Cornwall and this gives it some of the...

England Coastal Footpaths

There are current plans to create a new National Trail, the England Coast Path, that when complete will be be one of the longest coastal walking routes in the world. It's being worked on in...