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In this spectacular and practical guide Daniel Start, best-selling author of Wild Swimming, charts Britain’s most beautiful secret beaches, describing the best places to swim, walk and explore. Britain has some of the most amazing coastline in the world, and it is more accessible than ever before, yet many of its beaches remain hidden. These little slices of peace and paradise welcome the intrepid adventurer and those in the know. So why not set out to discover our shell-white sands and blue lagoons, hidden smugglers’ coves and sea grottoes sparkling with coralline. Find a campsite on the beach and cook up supper on the sands, or seek out the best local seafood at welcoming inns. Wild Swimming Hidden Beaches is the all-new bumper edition of Wild Swimming Coast. It combines inspirational photos, engaging writing and practical information to make a truly original travel guide.
In this ultimate guide to secluded shores you’ll be able to swim with dolphins in Cornwall, dive through rock arches in Dorset, explore desert islands in Norfolk and discover wild beaches from Essex to the Outer Hebrides. You’ll read tales of smugglers, poets and pirates, and learn about the natural history of the seashore.
This completely revised and expanded edition of Wild Swimming Coast includes 50 fantastic new locations and up-to-date directions to over 400 magical coves, caves, wild beaches and islands along some of the least discovered parts of our amazing British coastline.
Suggestions for the best pubs, campsites and places to eat are included, as well as ideas for activities from snorkelling to rock pooling, and sea kayaking to coasteering, with difficulty ratings and safety guidelines.
New for this edition:
• 50 new secret beaches
• 250 new maps from Ordnance Survey
• Best beaches for children and families
• Where to sea kayak, snorkel and swim with dolphins
• New photography and updated directions