#SundayStills ~ Beautiful Beaches around the UK #Nature #Photography #Coast

I’m delighted to be hosting Sunday Stills for Terry Webster Schrandt during August while she takes a blogging break.


This week’s theme is Beautiful Beaches and we have lots to choose from in the UK. I love spending time by the ocean. The beach heading the post is Bamburgh in Northumberland, overlooked by the impressive castle.

The photos above and below are images of Porthminster Beach at St Ives in Cornwall. We stayed there many times when we lived down south.

We also spent a lot of time at Carbis Bay which is just down the coast a little way from St Ives.

The beach at Rhos on Sea is much closer to home and great for building sand castles.

Lyme Regis on the Jurassic Coast has a beach of two halves—sand and pebbles.  

On the pebble beach the ‘stone man’ as we used to call him, could often be seen balancing stones at incredible angles.

And the lovely stretch of Newborough Beach and sand dunes on Angelsey. 

At low tide Llanddwyn Island is accessible on foot from Newborough. Llanddwyn translates to the Church of St Dwynwen. She is the Welsh patron saint of lovers and lived during the 5th century AD.  The legend goes that after a failed romance and to avoid an arranged marriage Dwynwen retreated to Llanddwyn and lived the life of a hermit.

Sunday Stills Photo Challenge Reminders

  • Please create a new post for the theme.
  • Title your post a little differently than mine.
  • Don’t forget to create a pingback to this post so that other participants can read your post. I also recommend adding your post’s URL into the comments.
  • Entries for this theme can be shared all week. Use hashtag #SundayStills for sharing on social media.


  1. A beautiful post Cathy and funny we’re both guest-hosting a photo challenge! 😃 We wish you and yours a very happy Sunday and Eivor and Pearl will link some beach photos during the week 🤗💖🐕 xxx

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  2. Such lovely beaches, Cathy. And thank you for the information about Dwynwen. I know we’ve talked about her before, but it’s good to know some more about her life. How sad that she became a hermit.

    I’ve visited some of the beaches in your post and enjoyed the one at Lyme Regis. I’m always amazed by how those who build those stone statues get the stones to balance. I always thought it was done with magic. Maybe it is?

    I’ll be linking to SundayStills in this week’s Wordless Wednesday post.

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    1. I love Lyme Regis, one of my favourite places. It’s incredible how the stones are balanced. I thought they must be glued somehow until I saw him actually do it. Perhaps it is magic!

      There’s quite a bit more to the legend of Dwynwen. I gathered she chose to become a hermit because her true love was turned to a pillar of salt.

      Look forward to seeing your post 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much, Graham. If it wasn’t for the uncertain weather the beaches here could be anywhere really. The Cornish ones especially, and those in Northumberland too.

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  3. Beautiful beaches, Cathy! I was amazed by those Palm trees too. Glad to see some regulars linking their posts to your blog this week! I’m enjoying my break so far. I just returned from our Mammoth Lakes trip in the Eastern Sierras with family.

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  4. Great to see you hosting Sunday Stills Cathy! I’m planning to join you with some posts during the month. Your beach shots are lovely and I never associate UK with having nice sandy beaches, as the ones we visited were quite pebbly. I have just spent a few weeks at the beach in Queensland (Australia) and loved the sense of well being the beach engenders, especially when you usually live in the mountains, and the warmth of the winter sunshine was healing. I have shared a few posts with beaches lately! See you next Sunday and thanks again for hosting.


    1. Thanks, Debbie 🙂 Yes, we have some really beautiful beaches, when the sun is shining you could be anywhere. There are lots of pebbly ones too, of course. Look forward to your posts.

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