There have been many diverse contributions to the manonabeach® series, seen in 139 countries.  Here are some international answers to “What does the beach mean to you…?“, in the interviewees’ mother tongues. Why not send in your own cultural contribution, through the send your answer menu?

Nederland – Netherlands


Bart, Sound of Harris, Northton, Scotland, beach page here.


Wim, Gairloch in the Highlands of Scotland, in English at the beach page here.


Gusta, also at Gairloch in the Highlands of Scotland, in English at the beach page here.



Tiphaine, Brancaster, Norfolk, beach page here.


Regine, Rottingdean, Sussex, beach page here.


Charlotte, Criccieth, North Wales, beach page here.

Cymru – Wales


Ela, Towan beach, Newquay, Cornwall, beach page here.


Derek and Alun, Black Rock Sands, Morfa Bychan, Gwynedd, North Wales, beach page here.

Espana – Spain


Maria, Marcus, Jorge & Guillermo, Belhaven Bay, East Lothian, beach page here.

Suomi – Finland


Riitta, Lassu and Riitta, Borth y Gest, Gwynedd in North Wales, beach page here.

Alba – Scotland


Donald, Berneray, North Uist, beach page here.

Danmark – Denmark


Kristian, at Benllech beach on Anglesey in North Wales, beach page here.

Polska – Poland


Beata, Putsborough, North Devon, beach page here.

Deutschland – Germany


Isa, Huisinis, Isle of Harris, beach page here.


Nina, Markus, Johanna, Stefan, Kynance Cove, Cornwall, beach page here.


Mariana, Kingsand Cawsand, Cornwall, beach page here.


Mauer, Sebastian, Church Cove, Cornwall, beach page here.



Rod and Sue, Hannafore Point, Cornwall, beach page here.


Kelly, Kynance Cove, Cornwall, beach page here.

New Zealand


Conia and Peter, Freshwater West, Pembrokeshire, Wales, beach page here.

Canada and Ireland


Canada’s Steph and Rebecca, with help from Ireland’s Chris, Claigan Coral Beach on Skye in Scotland, beach page here.

United States of America


Marcel, Bay at the Back of the Ocean, Iona, Scotland, beach page here.


A second eulogy from Marcel, beach page here.


Erin & Adam, Horgabost, South Harris, Scotland, beach page here.


Paddy, Lyme Regis in Dorset, beach page here.

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