This is an unofficial guide to the beaches of Wales and Somerset. No beach can be considered to be completely safe and getting to some beaches can be hazardous in itself. The use of information on this site is entirely at your own risk.
The content of this website is intended for guidance only and does not constitute legal or other professional advice on any subject matter. Whilst I believe all the information on this site to be accurate, no reliance may be placed for any purpose whatsoever on the information contained herein or on its plenitude. No representation or warranty, express or implied, is given as to the accuracy of the information or opinions contained in this website and no liability is accepted for any such information or opinion. By making use of the information contained in this site the reader assumes all risk that certain information may prove to be incorrect or inappropriate. No guarantee is made towards validity or accuracy. This includes all information supplied by any third party, which appears on this site.
Links to other websites are offered in good faith, but no responsibility will be accepted for the content of external internet sites, the display of incorrect information or for any adverse incidents which may arise after linking to those sites. So there!
All images and text content on the beach pages of this site are my own, and may not be used elsewhere without my permission. I have gone to considerable lengths to research, visit and photograph these beaches but unfortunately there are many sites out there (which I call para-sites) who are too lazy to do the same and simply copy material without permission. Fortunately most of these have since removed the offending material, but regrettably I have now had to mark most of the photographs on this site to prevent unauthorised copying. However, I am usually willing to allow free use of my images for purposes other than another internet guide - please contact me.
I try to visit as many of these beaches as possible every year, but I can't get around them all and I really would appreciate being told of any inaccurate information or other useful facts which I may have missed.
Access & Ownership
Generally, the area of the shore between the mean high and low tide marks is owned by the Crown, managed by local authorities and freely accessible to all. Beaches in other ownership include the beaches within the Castlemartin Range in Pembrokeshire (owned by the MoD), Pembrey Beach in Carmarthenshire (owned by Carmarthenshire Council) and Margam Sands (owned by Tata Steel). However for some of the smaller beaches, particularly in north-west Wales, the land behind the beach and sometimes the upper shore above the high water mark, is the property of local landowners. Although at present there appeared to be no restrictions to access, this may change. Fortunately, any attempts to prevent public access are usually met by fierce local opposition and dropped, but any reference on this site to 'access' does not imply a public right-of-way.
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Contact / Questions / Advice
If you have any questions or need advice to find a beach for a specific purpose, I am usually pleased to help. You can contact me by email (my address is firstname.lastname@example.org) or use the Contact form.