How do you make a beach?

teresitas-beachTo build a beach: Choose a crescent-shaped bay that is generally sheltered from the most extreme weather Make sure it has a stunning scenic backdrop Build an offshore breakwater, a jetty, and a marina Ship in four million bags of sand from the Sahara Desert, and spread them out Build beach facilities such as changerooms, [more…]

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Are there any good beaches in the UK?

Damming the stream at Portheras Cove Beach (photo by Roger Browne - CC-BYAfter a news report about UK beaches whose water quality failed to meet regulatory standards, I heard someone say that they didn’t know there were any good beaches in the United Kingdom. There certainly are some fabulous beaches, but you need to know where to look. If you choose a beach to visit at random, [more…]

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Can you swim through Durdle Door?

Durdle Door (photo by Mike McDaid - CC-BY)Durdle Door is a stunning rock formation near Lulworth Cove in Dorset. The sea has eroded a hole through a line of limestone, forming an arch. The beach at Durdle Door is popular for swimming and sunbathing, and the Door is tempting to swim. But can it be done? The archway forms a small opening [more…]

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