Category Archives: Beaches

Good beach guide

The Marine Conservation Society has today launched its latest guide to the best UK beaches in terms of water quality. I’m delighted to see that Formby, our local favourite gets the thumbs up from the MCS. There’s a great search … Continue reading

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Lynton and Lynmouth

I’m pleased with this photo but I can’t really claim any credit for it. The view from the top of the cliff railway in Lynton is so beautiful and the weather was so clear when we visited, that it was … Continue reading

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Tunnels beaches, Ilfracombe

As beaches go, they don’t come much quirkier than Tunnels beaches in Ilfracombe. Welsh miners dug through the cliffs in the 1820s to provide access to the beaches here, and a tidal pool provides the opportunity for safer swimming. It … Continue reading

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Woolacombe beach

A smooth, flat curve of sand stretches out in front of you in Woolacombe, like an oversized running track. Or maybe that’s just the way my mind works; I wished I had my running gear with me when we visited. … Continue reading

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Combe Martin beach

We’ve been on our travels again this time to North Devon, staying just above the beautiful Combe Martin beach . When I say above, I really mean it; see those white dots perched far up on the cliffs in the … Continue reading

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Red Bank Farm campsite, Bolton Le Sands

We stayed at Red Bank Farm last week and enjoyed going to bed to this… and then waking up to this… Red Bank Farm campsite is sandwiched between Morecambe Bay and stunningly beautiful Lancashire countryside. It’s a working organic farm, … Continue reading

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Alive, alive-o! St Annes beach in February

A promising forecast today. After a scientific check out the window, we packed a picnic and headed out for some winter beach sun. Hard to believe it’s February, the views from our sand dune picnic spot were stunning. CJ insisted … Continue reading

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