Monthly Archives: February 2013

Anstruther Billowness beach

Season: summer Billowness beach sits at the western end of Anstruther village, just in front of a golf course and in the lea of the headland round to Pittenweem.  Its sharp arc gives it a picture book quality, reinforced by the blocked stone slipway at its edge.  There’s sheltered seating on a raised terrace above […]

Studland Bay

Season: spring I chose South Beach for this spring visit and was handsomely rewarded, the beach feeling within touching distance of Old Harry Rocks here on the beautiful Isle of Purbeck.  Studland Bay is of prime scientific importance for marine life, being a breeding ground for cuttlefish and sea horses, who graze on the sea […]

Porthminster beach

Season: winter There are places that have a resonant appeal which is hard to define, rather like when you meet a charismatic person.  The Bay of Naples, looking across from Sorrento, is an example and so is St Ives, but Porthminster beach here can exert a particular hold.  There is a structure to the view […]