Tag: Coast

Stoer Peninsula

The Stoer peninsula is located to the north of Lochinver, jutting into the sea between Enard Bay and Eddrachillis Bay. The two main attractions for photographers are the Stoer Lighthouse and The Old Man of Stoer – a 60m (200ft) sea stack.  There is a small car park at the lighthouse, and the Old Man…


Eilean Donan

Eilean Donan is one of the most photographed locations in Scotland and as it is located right on the main A87 road north, it is very easy of access, which also makes it very popuar.  The castle is situated at Dornie, about 8 miles from Kyle of Lochalsh and is located on its own small…


Formby Point

Formby Point is a National Trust site between Southport and Liverpool.  The site is important as it hosts an isolated population of red squirrels that inhabit a small stand of Scots Pines. The pine cones grow on slender branches which provide food for the red squirrels, but are out of reach of the heavier greys,…


Swanage Pier

Swanage is a small seaside resort at the eastern end of the Dorset Jurassic Coast.  For photographers, the main interest are the piers – both new and old.  The new pier was constructed in 1895 and was originally used as a working pier for pleasure steamers rather than an entertainment venue.  There is a small…


Portland Bill

Portland Bill lies at the southern tip of the Isle of Portland.  Once this was really an island, but is now a peninsula connected to the mainland by a narrow causeway.  The main attraction is Portland Bill lighthouse, completed in 1906, which replaced two older lighthouses which though decommissioned are still standing. The Isle of…


Tyneham Village

In 1943 during the build up to D-Day, the village of Tyneham was evacuated to make way for a military range.  At the time the villagers expected to return after the war, however the area remained a military site and today the remains of the village can only be visited at weekends or Bank Holidays…


Old Harry Rocks

Old Harry Rocks mark the eastern of the Dorset Jurassic Coast, and round off the coastline in spectacular fashion.  The rocks are a series of chalk sea stacks that stand off the coast north of Swanage – all that remains of a land bridge that once reached the Isle of Wight.  The name ‘Old Harry’…


Lulworth Cove

Lulworth Cove is a well known beauty spot on the Dorset Coast, which together with Durdle Door just a mile to the west, provides some of the most dramatic scenery to be found anywhere on the British coastline.  The cove was formed when the sea broke through a narrow gap in the hard Portland stone…


Seahouses

Seahouses is a fishing village on the Northumberland coast, a few miles south of Bamburgh.  The main attraction for photography is the colourful and busy harbour , which is also notable as the departure point for excursions to the Farne Islands with its seabird and seal colonies.  There are plenty of fishing boats, lobster pots…


Another Place

Another Place is an art installation on Crosby Beach in Merseyside. It consists of 100 bronze statues, designed by Antony Gormly, spread over 2 miles of the beach, all looking out to sea.  Some of the statues are only uncovered at low tide, whilst others are close into the promenade.  The statues were originally displayed in…