Splashing about: Malta and Gozo’s top swimming spots

There are some wonderful places to swim and sunbathe in Malta and Gozo.

The best dog-friendly beaches in Britain

A seaside treat for you and your pet!

A coastal retreat: the best beaches in North Cyprus

Blue waters, golden sands and sunshine – what’s not to like?

Turtles, turquoise waters and total relaxation: the best beaches in Barbados

Whether you’re looking for a spot to surf, a place to see turtles, or complete and utter isolation, there’s a beach in Barbados for you.

Holy sights, natural wonders and history aplenty: what not to miss in Israel

Israel may be small, but it is a veritable treasure trove of wonders.

Best seaside towns in the UK, as chosen by you

Consumer expert Which? has released its annual list of the best coastal destinations in the UK. But what made the list?

The best beaches in Sierra Leone

Each beach has a character and style of its own, from the colour of its sand to the quality of its waves.

Forget the Caribbean: these are the best beaches in Orkney and the Outer Hebrides

These Scottish island chains are home to some of the most spectacular sands in the UK.

6 days out along the Dorset coast

From fossil hunting to fantastic walking trails, the Dorset coast has something for everyone. 

Land shipwrecks in Namibia

Nick Molloy gives us the lowdown on Namibia’s famous Skeleton Coast, where the shipwrecks leave you with no doubt as to the inspiration behind its name.  

Five reasons to visit Dorset

From a dramatic coastline to rural villages, there’s plenty to see and do in one of England’s most diverse counties. 

Britain’s best beaches

Whether you want to find the freshest fish, go rockpooling with the kids, or simply want to escape the crowds – we’ve picked some of our favourite beaches in England.

Craster, Howick Hall & beach circular walk

This Northumberland coastal walk has it all: woodland, historic gardens, beautiful beaches and a stop for afternoon tea!

Five reasons to visit Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly

From stunning beaches and photogenic fishing villages to wild moors and the relics of a prehistoric past, there’s plenty to explore in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Inside the world’s most secretive nation

Hilary Bradt spent 18 days inside the exhilarating, fascinating and bizarre North Korea. Read on for her account of the trip and her top 15 highlights.