Coastal adventures

Make your summer holiday unforgettable: walk to secluded covers, go paddleboarding, identify wildflowers and much more.

Published: June 24th, 2019 at 4:01 pm
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Issue 153

On sale 26th June 2019

Jewel of the solent

An astounding variety of landscapes make the Isle of Wight a wildlife-lover’s paradise. Mark Rowe delights in the geology, history and sheer magnetism of the island.


Cornish craft

By a sleepy creek near Falmouth, craftsman Ben Harris builds beautiful traditional wooden boats, big and small, with an artist’s care and attention.

Treasures of the sand dunes

From soft, dry sand to wet dune slacks, sand dunes teem with unusual life, including hardy wildflowers, bees and butterflies, nesting birds and rare reptiles. Phil Gates explores the shores.

Be a litter hero

Sick of litter? Join our new Litter Heroes Campaign and you can make a difference to your local environment.

Deckchair days

Rosanna Morris charts the history of the deckchair and meets the last English maker of a British seaside icon.

Easy riders

The paddleboarding craze is sweeping the nation, but can anybody try it? Julie Brominicks finds out.

Sleep by the shore

The sound of waves and endless ocean views – nothing quite beats a seaside stay. Sian Lewis tracks down some of the best coastal boltholes.


Great Days Out – curious coves, and much more!


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