UK Coast Guide
The UKCoastGuide website is a new site that has been developed to provide an online guide to the fascinating area which is the UK coastline. The guide covers the whole of the UK coast and is organised on a regional basis - see map and links below. The guide provides details of each resort and town along the coast, with details of beaches, natural features, attractions and hotels, guest houses and cottages.
This is an ongoing project and new material is being developed all of the time. At present all of the main resorts within each region are included in the guide and small resorts and villages are included under the heading of the main resorts. This is due to time pressures and because of the lack of readily available material in some areas. It is hoped that all coastal resorts and settlements, whatever their size, will get their own page at some time in the near future. If you would like to suggest a new area or to submit material, you are very welcome - please follow the link on the Contacts page.
UK Coastal Regions map
The main part of the site contains details of coastal towns and villages, beaches and coastline, natural and manmade features, such as piers and harbours and wildlife and natural habitats. As there is a great deal to our coastline this will be developed on a regional basis starting with the South West. Over time it is intended to make the UKCoastGuide a comprehensive source of information about this fascinating area.
Coast and Beach guide
There are hundreds of beaches situated within the UK coastline - with a great variety of features, facilities and conditions available to the public - to find your ideal beach whether it is a secluded cove or wide flat sandy beach, go to the resort section for detailed information.
Habitats and wildlife guide
Our coastline has an amazing variety of habitats within its length, ranging from picturesque coves and windswept headlands to busy ports and derelict industrial areas. It is our intention to provide details of all of these areas, as they all add to the rich heritage that makes up our coastline.
Accommodation guide - Hotels, Guest Houses, Self Catering, Cottages
First within the listings section will be details of accommodation. Whether you are looking for top grade hotels or coastal cottages UKCoastGuide will have full details. This section will be organised on a regional and town basis with full search facilities.
Whether your idea of an ideal activity is sunbathing or you prefer something more strenuous, the chances are that you will be able to pursue this at the coast. There is a wide selection of activities that can be found on our coastline - these range from a gentle stroll to the next bay, to swimming and snorkelling, to more energetic activities such as sailing, surfing, windsurfing and kite sailing. See Activities section.
A huge selection of attractions are available within the coastal area and this section will have details of many of them. From piers and harbours to fun fairs and roller coasters, the listings will have details of what's available in your chosen area. For details of attractions look in the resort pages.
The National Lobster Hatchery - Padstow
Pubs, restaurants and shopping guide
The listings section will also have details of pubs, restaurants, nightclubs and shops available in the locality. Restaurants and shops coming soon.....
The Beach Pub - Exmouth
We will bring you news items about the coastline and feature articles about life in the coastal area.