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The Coast of Great Britain

Discover the natural wonders of the British Coastline on your doorstep or on holiday


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Coast - Visit Britain
Visit the best beach-side destinations and coastal attractions by using our handy guide to Coastal Britain...

The UK Beach Guide
With beach info, photos, weather and tides and more...

Coast & Sea - The Met Office
Weather data, tide times, beach and shipping forecasts, weather warnings...

The Marine Conservation Society
Discover and explore the British coast and it's ecosystem at the UK's leading marine charity.

Capturing Our Coast
Collecting and distributing data about our marine ecosystem through an army of volunteers.

RNLI Lifeboats
Saving lives on and off the coast. Exists through charitable donations, find out more.

Sounds of our Shores
Public uploads of favourite seaside sounds, building a permanent digital resource of UK coastal recordings.

Coast Radar
Whether you're looking for the nearest beach, events or things to do, Coast Radar can help you explore...

OpenLearn - BBC - Coast
The always-surprising story of life on the edge of the British Isles - and beyond - is a co-production between the BBC and The Open University.

Sponsored Listings
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South Wales beach by S.Phillips

Coastal Regions


England's Coast
Covering England as a whole.

South West
Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset.

South & South East
Hampshire, West & East Sussex, Kent.

Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Lincolnshire.

North East
Yorkshire, Durham, Tyne & Wear, Northumberland.

North West
Merseyside, Lancashire, Cumbria.


Wales Coast
The Welsh coast as a whole.

Monmouthshire, Glamorgan.

South West
Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire.

West / Mid
Cardigan & Ceredigion, Merioneth, Gwynedd.

Anglesey, Caernarfonshire, Denbighshire, Flintshire.


Scotland's Coast
Covering Scotland's Coast as a whole.

South West
Dumfries & Galloway, Ayrshire, Arran.

Argyll & Bute, Jura, Islay, Mull.

Highland, Skye, Outer Hebrides, Orkney, Shetland.

East & South East
Aberdeenshire, Moray, Angus, Dundee, Fife, Lothian, Borders.

Sponsored Listings

Holidays on the Coast, Camping & Touring Sites

CoolStays by the Sea

100's of properties on the British Coast from the charming to the quirky. Beach Huts, Lighthouses, and so much more...

Rural Retreats with Sea Views

Almost 60 self-catering properties with sea views throughout England, Scotland and Wales to suit all budgets...

Haven Holidays - Camping, Touring, Lodges & Chalets

36 award-winning family holiday parks throughout England, Scotland and Wales- close to some of Britain’s favourite seaside resorts. A great base to explore the coast by day and kick back in the evenings.

British Coast News

RSS Marine Conservation Society News Feed
  • Stunning images and strange stories – from frilled sharks to clapping seals and more 26th March 2020
    The latest MCS members magazine ‘Marine Conservation’ is out and features some very bizarre stories from the ocean as well as a celebration of the work we have been doing in Scotland over the last two decades. If you’re not a member, read on to get a flavour of the contents, and find out how […]
  • Maintaining social distance at the beach 20th March 2020
    Thinking about the environment could help lift our moods and contribute to improving our mental health which may be under a strain just now. The health benefits of the sea and other ‘blue spaces’ are well documented - being by the coast can help with anxiety and stress, as well as making you feel more […]
  • Plastic straws, cotton buds and balloon sticks could be outlawed in Wales by 2021 18th March 2020
    Plans to scrap a number single-use plastic items have been announced by the Welsh government. A consultation on the proposals will take place in the coming months, and legislation will then need to be passed before the measures can be put in place.
  • New Good Fish Guide ratings spell trouble for trawled cuttlefish 12th March 2020
    The latest update to our Good Fish Guide ratings are out today and we're sad to see trawl-caught cuttlefish from the English Channel move onto our list of red rated 'Fish to Avoid'.
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