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Yellowcraigs Beach, East Lothian

Beach of the week: Yellowcraigs, Scotland

Our beach of the week this week is Yellowcraigs, also known as Broad Sands Bay, located in East Lothian on the coast of Scotland. Yellowcraigs is also one of the best beaches near Scottish capital Edinburgh, so if you’re around for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival from August 2 - 26 and want a bit of time by the sea, then this is your best bet.


Madeira's top sunbathing spots

As sunbathing destinations go, few have better climates for kicking back on a sun lounger with a book than the Atlantic Ocean island of Madeira.

Croatia's coastline is a sight to behold

Top places to visit on the Croatian coastline

Croatia is growing in popularity as a destination as people from the UK flock to the country in order to see what all of the fuss is about. Boasting almost 1,800 km of coastline along the Adriatic Sea, it is no surprise holidaymakers are keen to check out some of the 1,100 islands on offer.

Portugal: a sun lover's dream

A sun seeker's guide to Portugal

If it's sunshine you're after, Portugal is an excellent destination to head to. Bathed in a golden glow and blessed with wonderfully warm climes, this country is a veritable sun seeker's paradise. So, when - and where - should you go for your holiday?

Enjoy ice cream in Tenerife

Tenerife's tastiest ice cream parlours - the best places for ice cream on the island

When heading on any sort of holiday, people always want to spend their time in the build up learning all about the area they will be visiting, so they can get a good grasp of the place and the activities that are available. Individuals look up anything from what the restaurants are like there to how far the beach is away from their accommodation.

Seclusion in Alicante

Seclusion in Alicante

Alicante has a reputation among British holidaymakers, but far from the crowds, it's time to explore the quietest beaches of Alicante.

Is Burma a good place for a beach holiday?

Is Burma worth considering for a beach holiday?

When thinking of ideal beach holiday destinations, Burma isn't usually one of the first places to spring to mind. However, that doesn't mean it isn't an excellent choice, and below we take a look at why to go there - and what beaches you should hit.

Camden beach opens in London

Summer has finally arrived, which is handy as the Roundhouse is about to bring back the now legendary Camden Beach.

Beach of the week: Tortuguero Beach, Costa Rica

This week we our thoughts are turning to beaches as a wildlife haven rather than a place to frolic and sunbathe, as our beach of the week is Tortuguero Beach in a remote part of Costa Rica.

Jellyfish warning for UK holidaymakers

The recent heat wave has not only made Britain’s beaches popular with holidaymakers, but also with jellyfish too. The Marine Conservation Society has reported an increase in the number of jellyfish around the British coastlines and are warning swimmers to take care.

Beach of the week: Dickenson Bay, Antigua

In celebration of the Antigua Carnival, a ten day festival starting on July 27, our beach of the week is Dickenson Bay, one of the most popular beaches on the island.

Europe's biggest water fight

Next month Telde in Gran Canaria will be celebrating Traida del Agua, Europe’s biggest water fight. The popular Spanish festival will be attended by more than 12,000 revellers, making it also one of the biggest water fights in the world, along with the Songkran festival in Thailand.

Enjoying the sun in Malta's resorts

The Maltese resorts of Paradise Bay, St Julians, Attard, St Paul's Bay, Bugibba and Qawra are great places to enjoy the sun.

Portuguese sunshine: A guide to Faro's Blue Flag beaches

If you want a dose of sunshine that is not too far away from the UK, then fly to Faro in Portugal where you can indulge in time spent sunbathing on some of the best beaches in Europe.

Worldwide beach holiday trends revealed

Expedia.com has released the results of the 2013 Flip Flop Report, an annual study of behavior and preferences among beachgoers in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

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World Elephant Day

Today is World Elephant Day, and to celebrate these graceful giants we’ve put together a list of the best places in the world to get up close and personal with them. There’s no image that conjures up the word safari more than a herd of elephants plodding across the savannah, trunks swinging and ears flapping in unison.