Welcome to manonabeach®, featuring well over a thousand filmed answers to the question What does the beach mean to you…? along with films that set the scene. There are examples below, with maps to explore on the right and menus at the top, where you can order your copy of my first book The British Beach Guide, published by Whittles. Here are some samples from the maps on the right:
Denis takes us back in time at Cushendun in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, beach page here.
All life is connected, with Nina at Linklet Bay on Orkney, beach page here.
A historical perspective on life in the Western Isles, with Robert at Vatersay, beach page here.
A proximity to nature, with Roisin at Rackwick Bay on Hoy in Orkney, beach page here.
The beach through a lifetime, with Geoff at Rhossili on Gower in Wales, beach page here.
The pull of the beach through time, with Claire at Kingsand Cawsand in Cornwall, beach page here.
A sense of pride in your environment over a lifetime, with Dave at Huisinis beach on North Harris in Scotland, beach page here.
A sensory, historical and cultural perspective, with Sarah at Skinnet beach in Sutherland, beach page here.
A life built around the beach, with Iain at Port Ellen on Islay, beach page here.
The elemental appeal of the beach, with David at Porthmeor beach in St Ives, Cornwall, beach page here.
The beach as an escape, with Liz at Sheringham in Norfolk, beach page here.
Fishing all the way, the recollections of Norman James Woodland at Selsey Bill in West Sussex, beach page here.
“…and now the beach is us.”, with Andy, Katie, Mark, Sonya, Nana and Hattie at Chesil Beach in Dorset, beach page here.