Welcome to manonabeach®, featuring over 1,250 filmed answers to the question What does the beach mean to you…? along with films that set the scene. You can see featured interviews below, explore the maps on the right or click on the carousel figures above. There are menus at the top.
Here are some samples from the maps on the right:
Fishing all the way, the recollections of Norman James Woodland at Selsey Bill in West Sussex, beach page here.
Born and raised by the beach, with Emma at Whitstable in Thanet, Kent, beach page here.
The beach as art, with Nathan at Newburgh in Scotland, beach page here.
All life is connected, with Nina at Linklet Bay, North Ronaldsay on Orkney, beach page here.
Beaches near and far, plus the elemental appeal of being by the water, with John at Elie Harbour in Fife, beach page here.
The music of the sea, with Mark at Dunwich in Suffolk, 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 sensory, historical and cultural perspective, with Sarah at Skinnet beach in Sutherland, beach page here.
The beach through time, with Alan at Beer in East Devon, beach page here.
A life built around the beach, with Iain at Port Ellen on Islay, 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.
The beach as an escape, with Liz at Sheringham in Norfolk, beach page here.