Whether you're looking for miles of golden sand, crystal clear water, a cove for swimming or a break for surfing, this is the only guide you'll need. Packed with essential information on facilities, features, how to get there and what to enjoy, all you need to remember is a bucket and spade and your sunhat. Britain's coastline offers an amazing variety of different habitats, landscapes, wildlife and microclimates and this beautifully illustrated book takes you on a tour of some of the best. There are beaches for relaxing, sandcastle building, windsurfing, swimming, walking and pottering in rock pools - proving that wherever you live, there's a beautiful piece of coast to enjoy nearby.
A zoologist graduating from Bristol University and going on to research & produce for the BBC's natural history unit. Her credits now include Coast, Hidden Treasure, History Mysteries, The Nature of Britain, and the One Show for the BBC, as well as ITV's Country Lives, Anglia's Time Trail and Channel 4's Wreck Detectives. She is the face of the new Underwater Channel and writes regularly for Diver magazine, as well as being a popular corporate presenter and public speaker.