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Please add some more of your favourite sandy beaches found around Britain to prove we’re not 100% pebbly! I will start with 4 of my favourites found in Dorset.
Bournemouth beach - 5 miles of sand!
Bournemouth beach - 5 miles of sand!
Sandbanks, near Poole - expensive sand but absolutely stunning!
Sandbanks, near Poole - expensive sand but absolutely stunning!
Swanage beach - lots more sand!
Swanage beach - lots more sand!
Weymouth bay - traditional sand!
Weymouth bay - traditional sand!

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I hope to see one of a Brighton beach showing miles of golden sand.
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Here are a couple from North Yorkshire

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This is Cullen beach on the Moray Firth.
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Two from Holkham Norfolk, where scenes from Shakespeare in Love was filmed.

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Holkham beach, Norfolk looking west and east from the same point.
Holkham beach, Norfolk looking west and east from the same point.

Two from Tenby South Wales

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Barafundle Bay, south Pembrokeshire

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Barrafundle Bay South Pembrokeshire, September 2007.
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Whitesands Bay, Pemnrokeshire

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Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, 2008

Great Yarmouth beach 2008
Great Yarmouth beach 2008

Of course we don't always stick to relatively sterile and uninteresting sand, we have bedrock and rocky promontories where kids can enjoy rockpools (instead of sharks).

Somewhere in the Berwick-upon-Tweed area 2009!
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It's not just about sand though, is it?

Here's an attractive sandy beach in the British Isles:

Beach in Skye
Beach in Skye


However in the height of summer
Average maximum temp in July 15c
Average maximum temp in Aug 16c

Not a lot of skin exposed, is there?

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Some beaches have miles of sand and artwork too!
Crosby beach Another Place Anthony Gormley
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norvic wrote:
05 Aug 2021 08:12

Two from Tenby South Wales

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Yup, still think I prefer the beaches of New South Wales for sand quality.

Usually a whole beach to yourself as well :)
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Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay NSW
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People, what people...?

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Waffle wrote:
05 Aug 2021 06:38

I hope to see one of a Brighton beach showing miles of golden sand.

I hope to win Lotto - neither is ever going to happen! Miles of ugly brown ROCKS - yes. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Brighton Beach, despite the boulders strewn all along the water, is still the NUMBER ONE Beach destination in Britain we are advised - by the Brits. They LUUUVV the place - can't get enough. Been that way for 150 years.




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8 MILLION folks a year flock there for some reason, who clearly love laying on rocks the size of dinner plates, and believing for some reason that is ''SAND''. That is the British way. Logic plays no part. "It was good enough for Queen Victoria, so it is PERFECT for us." :lol: :lol: :lol:

22,000 visitors to this dump PER day average - all year round, to this industrial-sized rock quarry - you just can't make this stuff up! Folks PAY to go there - in massive numbers. NUMBER ONE IN THE UK.

Sit on the pier, chug down warm ''beer'', and risk a heart attack scoffing chip butties, and admiring the gleaming British rocks, aka ''sand'' -

They built a huge pier to celebrate this ''sandy'' Bather's Beach Paradise -- been a magnet to Brits for 150 years. You cannot improve on perfection. :lol: :lol: :lol:


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BEACH PERFECTION - BRITISH STYLE. HARD TO BEAT THIS ''GOLDEN SAND''!
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faro wrote:
05 Aug 2021 15:52
People, what people...?


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Although on a busy day you might have to share. :x
(Oh, the horror...)
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Yep, its empty because its way to cold to go to the 'tidal flats' you call beaches in your summer, except in woolies - everyone stuck around the fireplace munching on savoury haggis:

When you travel to Luskentyre Beach in July you can expect: at times fog, as a rule rain, sparsely tornado, sparsely thunderstorm and expect fresh weather. The range of average daytime temperatures are around 19℃ and 23℃. Usually fourth week is the hottest in July. , but one should not forget about the Fog, Rain and Thunderstorm
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Global Administrator wrote:
05 Aug 2021 16:15
Waffle wrote:
05 Aug 2021 06:38

I hope to see one of a Brighton beach showing miles of golden sand.

I hope to win Lotto - neither is ever going to happen! Miles of ugly brown ROCKS - yes. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Brighton Beach, despite the boulders strewn all along the water, is still the NUMBER ONE Beach destination in Britain we are advised - by the Brits. They LUUUVV the place - can't get enough. Been that way for 150 years.




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8 MILLION folks a year flock there for some reason, who clearly love laying on rocks the size of dinner plates, and believing for some reason that is ''SAND''. That is the British way. Logic plays no part. "It was good enough for Queen Victoria, so it is PERFECT for us." :lol: :lol: :lol:

22,000 visitors to this dump PER day average - all year round, to this industrial-sized rock quarry - you just can't make this stuff up! Folks PAY to go there - in massive numbers. NUMBER ONE IN THE UK.

Sit on the pier, chug down warm ''beer'', and risk a heart attack scoffing chip butties, and admiring the gleaming British rocks, aka ''sand'' -

They built a huge pier to celebrate this ''sandy'' Bather's Beach Paradise -- been a magnet to Brits for 150 years. You cannot improve on perfection. :lol: :lol: :lol:


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BEACH PERFECTION - BRITISH STYLE. HARD TO BEAT THIS ''GOLDEN SAND''!
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Ten hours since this thread started. What kept you?

Every opportunity to do your usual cut and paste job. Time you acknowledged that there are plenty of Sandy beaches in the UK as demonstrated, just as there are almost certainly beaches in Australian that you wouldn’t go to.
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satsuma wrote:
05 Aug 2021 10:23
It's not just about sand though, is it?

Here's an attractive sandy beach in the British Isles:


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However in the height of summer
Average maximum temp in July 15c
Average maximum temp in Aug 16c

Not a lot of skin exposed, is there?
Be skin cancer aware. Sticky stuff plastered over the skin isn’t a complete protection.
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satsuma wrote:
05 Aug 2021 10:23
It's not just about sand though, is it?

Here's an attractive sandy beach in the British Isles:


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However in the height of summer
Average maximum temp in July 15c
Average maximum temp in Aug 16c

Not a lot of skin exposed, is there?
A New Zealand beaches at the height of spring. Nobody to be seen for miles, possibly because the beach is littered with debris from forest washed down by the torrential rain and then thrown back on to the beach and half-buried.

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norvic wrote:
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Every opportunity to do your usual cut and paste job.

Just answering a member question, and highlighting Britain's most POPULAR beach in this thread --- 8 MILLION of you flock to it annually. And have done for 150 years. You simply cannot make this stuff up! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I do not see you lot building massive piers on the few that DO have traditional golden sand, and not a rock quarry. Brits clearly are not interested in such nonsense. 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

THIS is what Brits want for ''sand and seaside'' and flock to there in vast numbers - the visitor numbers do not lie - ROCKS ARE KING -


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Since the brief was "not pebbly" rather than "sunshine and swimmers", this is the harbour at my local town of Stonehaven. It was mid-December so I'd rather not be swimming but the beach is pure fine sand....

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On the other hand, mid-summer is gloriously warm here: Findhorn, with miles of perfect sandy beaches.
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But if acres of ROCKS are not to your liking for some reason for your holiday relax, the British Isles have lots of smelly SEAWEED covered beaches they felt were attractive and sexy enough to depict on stamps!

They appear to eat it - but not sure if that is as a salad item, or a very healthy pick and eat beachside snack to follow the chip butties, or whether it is cooked in some way, or deep-fried with the Mars Bars - someone will know I am sure. :mrgreen:



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Just answering a member question, and highlighting Britain's most POPULAR beach in this thread --- 8 MILLION of you flock to it annually. And have done for 150 years. You simply cannot make this stuff up! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I do not see you lot building massive piers on the few that DO have traditional golden sand, and not a rock quarry. Brits clearly are not interested in such nonsense. 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

THIS is what Brits want for ''sand and seaside'' and flock to there in vast numbers - the visitor numbers do not lie - ROCKS ARE KING -


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For our Australian quarry experts - large U.K. piers built on SANDY beaches!
Bournemouth
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Blackpool - they even built a massive Ferris wheel on the pier!
Blackpool - they even built a massive Ferris wheel on the pier!
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But if acres of ROCKS are not to your liking for some reason for your holiday relax, the British Isles have lots of smelly SEAWEED covered beaches they felt were attractive and sexy enough to depict on stamps!

They appear to eat it - but not sure if that is as a salad item, or a very healthy pick and eat beachside snack to follow the chip butties, or whether it is cooked in some way, or deep-fried with the Mars Bars - someone will know I am sure. :mrgreen:



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I will start with 4 of my favourites found in Dorset.
No boulders but smelly QUICK SAND and mud trapping visitors --- you folks have got it all, I concede it.

Glad it is one of your favourite piers and beaches. You are truly blessed.

Have they ever looked at building a pier at some dirty peat bog somewhere? I bet that will be a huge hit there. WHO NEEDS ANY BLOODY SAND - Britain has spoken. :lol: :lol: :lol:





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norvic wrote:
05 Aug 2021 18:30
satsuma wrote:
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It's not just about sand though, is it?

Here's an attractive sandy beach in the British Isles:


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However in the height of summer
Average maximum temp in July 15c
Average maximum temp in Aug 16c

Not a lot of skin exposed, is there?
A New Zealand beaches at the height of spring. Nobody to be seen for miles, possibly because the beach is littered with debris from forest washed down by the torrential rain and then thrown back on to the beach and half-buried.

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It's just nature's way of making sure we have enough wood for 5th November bonfires. :D :lol:

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Please add some more of your favourite sandy beaches found around Britain to prove we’re not 100% pebbly!

I will start with 4 of my favourites found in Dorset.
No boulders but QUICK SAND trapping visitors --- you folks have got it all, I concede it.

Glad it is one of your favourite piers and beaches. You are blessed.




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No quicksand on the main beach, only found if you’re an idiot who decides to walk the 1/2 mile towards the sea when the tide is out. Fortunately most Brits have the common sense not to do this in Weston as it has one of the fastest incoming tides in the world - they just stay on the lovely sandy main beach thinking about those poor folk 10000 miles away being tormented by box jelly fish, great whites, salt water crocs and sting rays.

Also, perhaps Google the beaches on the west coast of Tasmania, it’s a quicksand hotspot don’t you know!

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British Isles?.................now what Isles would that be, Britain and Pitcairn? :lol:

Sasanachs seem to have missed the message that one of the so called "British" Isles left the fold 100 years ago. :mrgreen:

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No quicksand on the main beach, only found if you’re an idiot who decides to walk the 1/2 mile towards the sea when the tide is out.

You truly are in denial. Weston-Super-Mare Council PR Department is screaming for your biased and manic services.

(Your first job is to change their dopey name.)

This lady stuck tight to her waist in your QUICKSAND did not appear to be a ''half mile'' from your favourite pier, but was in fact right under it, but of course the British media might have made all this up. :roll:

Enjoy your favourite smelly swamp.




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Well the Aussies and Irish seem to have gone off topic (I thought there was a rule about that 🤔🤔🤔)

Anyhow, back to beautiful British sandy beaches, this time some more from north Devon and Cornwall.
Bude Bay
Bude Bay
Woolacombe Bay
Woolacombe Bay
Towan Beach, Newquay
Towan Beach, Newquay
Finstral Beach, Newquay - where 90% of lifeguards always seem to be Aussies, they must like the surfing or is it the seaweed?
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GB 789 wrote:
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Also, perhaps Google the beaches on the west coast of Tasmania, it’s a quicksand hotspot don’t you know!
It was more interesting to Google the Broomway Path. Not just quicksand but unexploded ordnance.

Only 90 km from central London.

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A five minute walk from my front door, this is St Anne's beach on the Lancashire coast:

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We have sand yachting, international kite festivals and in a few weeks an international beach rugby tournament on those sands.

As deputy chairman of Tourism and Leisure for our local council (the promenade buildings you see there are in my ward) I'm fond of pointing out that it's made for big events and you could lose several cup-final crowds on those sands. :D

Much more about our great little resort in the link below:

https://www.visitstannes.info/about/seafront/st-annes-seafront-and-beach/



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gavin-h wrote:
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A five minute walk from my front door, this is St Anne's beach on the Lancashire coast:


Don't forget the extra 20 mins to walk to the water when the tide is out.

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It’s a geographical term used on many international maps, not solely ours.

On the other hand the North Sea is no longer referred to as The German Ocean, which based on the original Latin name. We now use the name that the Dutch use to distinguish it from the Southern Sea or Zuiderzee.
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satsuma wrote:
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GB 789 wrote:
05 Aug 2021 19:34

Also, perhaps Google the beaches on the west coast of Tasmania, it’s a quicksand hotspot don’t you know!
It was more interesting to Google the Broomway Path. Not just quicksand but unexploded ordnance.

Only 90 km from central London.
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A five minute walk from my front door, this is St Anne's beach on the Lancashire coast:


Don't forget the extra 20 mins to walk to the water when the tide is out.
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It’s a geographical term used on many international maps, not solely ours.

On the other hand the North Sea is no longer referred to as The German Ocean, which based on the original Latin name. We now use the name that the Dutch use to distinguish it from the Southern Sea or Zuiderzee.

Apart from being factually innacurate, many find the term offensive.......and not just in Ireland.

I note that your head of state still gives out gongs with "E", for Empire, in the title. :lol:

I request the Mods amend the thread title to "Isle", singular..........otherwise, no Irish beaches need apply. :mrgreen:

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Now, that I admit is a nice beach!

Here's one of ours:
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See below!
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Cill Dara wrote:
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norvic wrote:
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It’s a geographical term used on many international maps, not solely ours.

On the other hand the North Sea is no longer referred to as The German Ocean, which based on the original Latin name. We now use the name that the Dutch use to distinguish it from the Southern Sea or Zuiderzee.

Apart from being factually innacurate, many find the term offensive.......and not just in Ireland.

I note that your head of state still gives out gongs with "E", for Empire, in the title. :lol:

I request the Mods amend the thread title to "Isle", singular..........otherwise, no Irish beaches need apply. :mrgreen:
Who exactly is offended by this term? You seriously need to grow up and stop being offended by trivial things - there are far more important things to worry about a name.

Also … this is the British Isles according to the encyclopaedia Britanicca:
Now Cill, this might be hard for you to take but even removing the 80% of the Irish island that isn’t British, the smaller islands still are British and it is perfectly acceptable to call them the British Isles :)
Now Cill, this might be hard for you to take but even removing the 80% of the Irish island that isn’t British, the smaller islands still are British and it is perfectly acceptable to call them the British Isles :)
Now back to sandy beaches …

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......it’s not exactly comparable to a racist term is it?
It certainly is........you're calling me a bloody Brit. :shock:

Awaiting corrective action from Mods, for factually incorrect and offensive title.

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British mainland = Isle 1, any other British island around the coast (Shetland, Isle of Wight, Lundy, Skye, etc etc etc) = ISLES so they are called the British Isles!

It’s 2021, not 1916 anymore. You need to get over this stupid hatred of Britain and the British and understand that we are friendly nations now - people like you living in the past are the issue, you no doubt are brain washing the next generation to hate Britain too because of something that happened that long ago no one now living was involved in it. You need to find peace and let the anger go.

Maybe looking at some more beach photos might help you find your zen!
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Cill Dara wrote:
05 Aug 2021 22:48

Apart from being factually innacurate, many find the term offensive.......and not just in Ireland.

I note that your head of state still gives out gongs with "E", for Empire, in the title. :lol:

I request the Mods amend the thread title to "Isle", singular..........otherwise, no Irish beaches need apply. :mrgreen:
Taking offence at something like this is purely a matter of personal choice. You have chosen to take offence (or more probably chosen to portray offence) and that's up to you.

For the rest of the world, the understanding of the term British Isles is a matter of geography, not politics - we've previously had the discussion over the term "Great Britain" which refers to the size of the largest of the British Isles, not a pretention of any other kind of "greatness" - again, you may choose to take offence at that if you want.

The thread title stays.

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I'm sure this won't endear me to you, but I can live with that. I suggest you do too. :mrgreen:

Now, let's see some more pictures of sandy beaches. :idea:

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A couple of Bamburgh beach in Northumberland.

Bamburgh beach with the Farne Islands in background. (A Puffin colony)
Bamburgh beach with the Farne Islands in background. (A Puffin colony)


And you get a real castle thown in.
Bamburgh beach and castle.
Bamburgh beach and castle.


Edit: Incidentally, the beach and castle scenes from the 1964 film 'Becket' were filmed at Bamburgh.

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Murder Hole Beach (Trá Bhá Íochtair), near Downings, Rossguill Pensinula, County Donegal, not in British Isle singular.

The name is derived from how the dangerous currents make swimming perilous.

One of the many beaches, see background, near Downings.......a favourite Cill Dara destination.

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I request the Mods amend the thread title to "Isle", singular..........otherwise, no Irish beaches need apply. :mrgreen:

Irish Rocks are fine to post here.

I clambered all over these recently, and it makes even the 'sand' boulders at Brighton Beach look modest. :!:

Cannot recall which part of Ireland they were in -- accents all sounded the same to me over there. :mrgreen:



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How quaint! Thanks so much for posting that example of yet another superb British Beach.

Does everyone wear those 1950s costumes by choice there, or is it some kind of Government By Law mandating that?

It clearly is the pre Bikini look -- so might be pre-WW2 costume rules even, to keep it modest?

I BET there is a Butlins Holiday Camp within walking distance? I think I can see it top left? WHAT FUN for a fortnight holiday. The excitement must really never stop. You folks really have it all there. :!:

Is there a train or bus one takes to reach the water, or do those Donkey animal thingos double for that?

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Irish Rocks are fine to post here.

I clambered all over these recently, and it makes even the 'sand' boulders at Brighton Beach look modest. :!:

Cannot recall which part of Ireland they were in -- accents all sounded the same to me over there. :mrgreen:



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That's the Giant's Causeway, Bushmills, County Antrim, Norn Iron (in local accent :mrgreen: ).

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/giants-causeway


Norn Iron accents are as difficult for us Southerners as Aussie accents. :lol:

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1 - Keem Bay, Achill Island, County Mayo, not in British Isle.........voted 11th in top world beaches.

2 - Basking sharks in Keem Bay.

3 - Croaghaun 800 metre sea cliffs, at Northern side of Keem Bay, third highest in Europe.

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How quaint! Thanks so much for posting that example of yet another superb British Beach.

Does everyone wear those 1950s costumes by choice there, or is it some kind of Government By Law mandating that?

It clearly is the pre Bikini look -- so might be pre-WW2 costume rules even, to keep it modest?

I BET there is a Butlins Holiday Camp within walking distance? I think I can see it top left? WHAT FUN for a fortnight holiday. The excitement must really never stop. You folks really have it all there. :!:

Is there a train or bus one takes to reach the water, or do those Donkey animal thingos double for that?

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Oh yes, now of course you have been proven wrong multiple times about British beaches you turn to cheap shots about fashion, something Australia is hardly well known for - have you not seen Crocodile Dundee?

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Filey Beach, North Yorkshire - absolutely beautiful.
Filey Beach, North Yorkshire - absolutely beautiful.
Yaverland Beach, Isle of Wight - yes that is another British Isle! The plural of Isle is Isles. Another lovely beach around the British Isles.
Yaverland Beach, Isle of Wight - yes that is another British Isle! The plural of Isle is Isles. Another lovely beach around the British Isles.

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Cill Dara wrote:
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Norn Iron accents are as difficult for us Southerners as Aussie accents. :lol:

I do not like the way you guys say BEACH.

Sounds like something else entirely. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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