Buckler’s Hard, New Forest: ‘A calm backwater but in a good way’ – review

Hampshire holidays Take the kids to … This riverside attraction, where maritime history can be explored at a gentle pace, offers a relaxed family day out  Float way … Buckler’s Hard in Hampshire, with its former worker’s cottage leading to the water’s edge In a nutshell A former ship-building village on the River Beaulieu in […]

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10 of the best seaside cafes and restaurants in the UK: readers’ tips

Winning tip: Dolphins and cake, near Inverness The Rosemarkie Beach Cafe is run by community volunteers and set on the beachfront looking over the Moray Firth towards Fort George, not far from Inverness. It’s dog-friendly and serves good strong tea, homemade cakes, and the best sausage and black pudding sandwiches. It’s also a good place […]

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Ace Ventura: oysters, craft beer and wildlife in California’s most laid-back town

The San Buenaventura state beach is all but empty of sunbathers. The only bodies on display are the ones at Surfers Point, where a constant churn of frothy white peaks keeps them bobbing aloft on their distant boards. From there, the sands sweep south to infinity, or at least to the neighbouring town of Oxnard. […]

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The best yoga, mindfulness and fitness breaks for 2018

Yoga Bamboo Yoga, Goa, India With so much choice in India – the birthplace of yoga – it’s hard to know where to start. Bamboo Yoga, at the southern end of Patnem beach in Goa, is a true find, with brilliant teachers, comfortable huts and tasty organic, vegetarian food. Guests can tailor-make yoga holidays, dropping […]

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