Welcome to manonabeach®, featuring over a thousand filmed answers to the question What does the beach mean to you…? along with films that set the scene. You can see highlighted 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:
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 enduring joy of the beach, with Lesley at Pendower beach on the Roseland 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.
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.
The beach through a lifetime for Richard at Port Gaverne in Cornwall, beach page here.
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 from Robert on life in the Western Isles 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.