I’m not a lying on the beach person, but I love to discover a gorgeous beach when I’m out walking and I’ll happily sit and read or just gaze out at the sea for a while before moving on.
One of the advantages of having to walk to a beach is that you’ll usually have it to yourself. I’m so used to empty beaches now that even finding a handful of people on a beach makes it seem overcrowded.
I don’t know how I’d go on in one of the Costas!
Most of the photos in this week’s Friday Flickr were taken in Scotland, mainly in Shetland and the Outer Hebrides.
Did you know British beaches could look like this?
In fact, one particular beach on the small Hebridean island of Berneray was ‘borrowed’ by the Thai tourist authority to represent Kai Bae beach in Thailand in their promotional adverts.
So now you know – you don’t need to fly half way round the world for white sand and blue seas. Just hop on a ferry in Scotland and you can be standing on a stunning Thai beach in next to no time at all.
And you’ll probably have it all to yourself.
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Where are your favourite beaches? Share in the comments below.