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"Journey through Time: Beaches Unveiling Stories from Around the World" Step back in time to 1938

Background imageBeaches Collection: Cornwall, GWR poster, 1938

Cornwall, GWR poster, 1938
Poster produced for the Great Western Railway (GWR) to promote monthly return tickets to Cornwall. The poster shows holidaymakers on a beach surrounded by rocks and cliffs

Background imageBeaches Collection: Northern Irish coastline with wide sandy beaches in Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Northern Irish coastline with wide sandy beaches in Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageBeaches Collection: La Grenouillere, 1869 (oil on canvas)

La Grenouillere, 1869 (oil on canvas)
PHD926 La Grenouillere, 1869 (oil on canvas) by Renoir, Pierre Auguste (1841-1919); 65x92 cm; Oskar Reinhart Collection ʻAm Romerholz, Winterthur, Switzerland; (add.info.: by Pierre Auguste Renoir)

Background imageBeaches Collection: Aberdeen - The Silver City by the Sea, LMS / LNER poster, 1923-1947

Aberdeen - The Silver City by the Sea, LMS / LNER poster, 1923-1947
Poster produced for the London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) and London & North Eastern Railway (LNER), promoting rail travel to the Scottish east coast city and resort of Aberdeen

Background imageBeaches Collection: D-DAY MAP 1944

D-DAY MAP 1944
Plan 1C - Operation Neptune, an elaborate map detailing the proposed D-Day Normandy assault landings by Allied troops on the French beaches. Date: June 1944

Background imageBeaches Collection: Mini Schnauzer Dog - on beach, Northumberland, England

Mini Schnauzer Dog - on beach, Northumberland, England
USH-3290 Mini Schnauzer Dog - on beach Northumberland, England Duncan Usher Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageBeaches Collection: South Africa - Table Mountain, Cape Town

South Africa - Table Mountain, Cape Town
CRH-823 South Africa - Table Mountain, Cape Town Sunset Chris Harvey Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageBeaches Collection: Skegness is So Bracing, BR (ER) poster, 1956

Skegness is So Bracing, BR (ER) poster, 1956
Poster produced for British Railways (BR) Eastern Region (ER), showing a view of the Embassy Ballroom and a funfair, at the Lincolnshire seaside resort of Skegness

Background imageBeaches Collection: Horseshoe Crab Reeds Beach, New Jersey, USA

Horseshoe Crab Reeds Beach, New Jersey, USA
JZ-1983 Horseshoe Crab Reeds Beach, New Jersey, USA. Limulus polyphemus Jim Zipp Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageBeaches Collection: Weston-super-Mare, BR poster, 1948-1965

Weston-super-Mare, BR poster, 1948-1965
The Smile in Smiling Somerset. Poster produced by British Railways (BR) to promote train services to Weston-super-Mare in Somerset. Artwork by an unknown artist

Background imageBeaches Collection: Juan les Pins travel poster

Juan les Pins travel poster
Poster advertising the fashionable resort of Juan les Pins on the Cote d Azur in the Alpes Maritime region of South East France

Background imageBeaches Collection: Bay in Sound of Taransay - Harris - Outer Hebrides - Scotland

Bay in Sound of Taransay - Harris - Outer Hebrides - Scotland
GET-1860 Bay in Sound of Taransay - Harris - Outer Hebrides - Scotland Geoff Trinder Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imageBeaches Collection: Ireland AL 2367 Dingle peninsula © Ake Lindau / ARDEA LONDON

Ireland AL 2367 Dingle peninsula © Ake Lindau / ARDEA LONDON
AL-2367 Ireland, The Dingle peninsula Ake Lindau Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageBeaches Collection: Irish Setter Dog In the Sea

Irish Setter Dog In the Sea
JD-11556 Irish / Red SETTER DOG - walking in the sea John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageBeaches Collection: The Normandy Landings - 6th June 1944 - WW2

The Normandy Landings - 6th June 1944 - WW2. Note the American soldier in the landing craft holding a metal detector to sweep for landmines. Date: 1944

Background imageBeaches Collection: Aberdeen, Gateway to Royal Deeside, LNER / LMS poster, 1923-1947

Aberdeen, Gateway to Royal Deeside, LNER / LMS poster, 1923-1947
Poster produced for the London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) and London & North Eastern Railway (LNER), promoting rail travel to the Scottish east coast city and resort of Aberdeen

Background imageBeaches Collection: Trebarwith Strand

Trebarwith Strand Date:

Background imageBeaches Collection: Old fishing boats rotting on beach, Isle of Mull, Scotland, UK

Old fishing boats rotting on beach, Isle of Mull, Scotland, UK
MAB-199 Old fishing boats rotting on beach, Isle of Mull, Scotland, UK Isle of Mull, Scotland, UK Mark Boulton Please note that prints are personal display purposes only

Background imageBeaches Collection: Killer whale / Orca - The adult male known as 'MEL', 45 to 50 years old when these images were taken

Killer whale / Orca - The adult male known as "MEL", 45 to 50 years old when these images were taken
FG-eb-327 Killer whale / Orca - The adult male known as "MEL", 45 to 50 years old when these images were taken (March 2006) hunting South American Sealion pups on a beach at Punta Norte

Background imageBeaches Collection: Portobello Beach in Edinburgh 1951

Portobello Beach in Edinburgh 1951

Background imageBeaches Collection: Wet black Labrador Retriever dog (Canis lupus familiaris) at the dog beach, male, domestic dog

Wet black Labrador Retriever dog (Canis lupus familiaris) at the dog beach, male, domestic dog

Background imageBeaches Collection: England, Lancashire, Lytham St Annes

England, Lancashire, Lytham St Annes. Lytham St Annes pier located near Blackpool, on the Irish Sea Coast

Background imageBeaches Collection: Jackass Penguin - pair holding hands. Digital Manipulation: added Penguin to right

Jackass Penguin - pair holding hands. Digital Manipulation: added Penguin to right
PS-6438-M-c Jackass Penguin - pair holding hands Spheniscus demersus Digitally manipulated image Peter Steyn Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageBeaches Collection: Aerial view - Sandbanks, Poole Bay, Dorset DW2000

Aerial view - Sandbanks, Poole Bay, Dorset DW2000
AW-6601 Aerial view - Sandbanks, Poole Bay, Dorset UK Adrian Warren contact details: prints@ardea.com tel: +44 (0) 20 8318 1401

Background imageBeaches Collection: Aerial view of Plymouth Hoe 1937

Aerial view of Plymouth Hoe 1937
Aerial view of Plymouth Hoe Devon 1936

Background imageBeaches Collection: Mawgan Porth, Cornwall. 1930s

Mawgan Porth, Cornwall. 1930s
View north from above the bridge across the back of the beach towards Trenance. A number of people are on the beach. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageBeaches Collection: Leatherback Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) hatchling crossing a beach to get to the sea

Leatherback Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) hatchling crossing a beach to get to the sea. Cayenne, French Guiana, July

Background imageBeaches Collection: Normandy Invasion 1944

Normandy Invasion 1944
A depiction by C.E.Turner of a scene during the early morning of 6th June 1944 as British forces make an amphibious landing on one of the Normandy beaches during D-Day

Background imageBeaches Collection: Gorran Haven - Early Morning - Cornwall - UK

Gorran Haven - Early Morning - Cornwall - UK
DAC-848 Gorran Haven - Early Morning Cornwall - UK David Chapman Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageBeaches Collection: DOG. Golden retriever on surf board

DOG. Golden retriever on surf board
JD-21308 DOG. Golden retriever on surf board John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imageBeaches Collection: Australia - Whitsunday Island Hill inlet, Whitehaven Beach. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

Australia - Whitsunday Island Hill inlet, Whitehaven Beach. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Whitsunday Group
JPF-9436 Australia - Whitsunday Island Hill inlet, Whitehaven Beach Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Whitsunday Group. Queensland, Australia

Background imageBeaches Collection: Husky Dog - portrait on beach Waxham Norfolk UK

Husky Dog - portrait on beach Waxham Norfolk UK
FEU-280 Husky Dog - portrait on beach Waxham, Norfolk, UK Geoff du Feu Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageBeaches Collection: The Marina swimming pool in Ramsgate, 1937

The Marina swimming pool in Ramsgate, 1937
Aerial view of the Marina swimming pool in Ramsgate in Kent 1937

Background imageBeaches Collection: Boats on the beach at Beer, Devon

Boats on the beach at Beer, Devon
Early morning beach scene at the village of Beer, Devon 1935

Background imageBeaches Collection: Cannon Beach, view from Ecola State Park, Oregon, USA

Cannon Beach, view from Ecola State Park, Oregon, USA

Background imageBeaches Collection: Labrador Dog Playing on beach Waxham Beach Norfolk UK

Labrador Dog Playing on beach Waxham Beach Norfolk UK
FEU-498 Labrador Dog - Playing on beach Waxham Beach Norfolk UK Geoff du Feu Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageBeaches Collection: Horseshoe Crab - often found on beach after tide recedes. Sea groynes in background

Horseshoe Crab - often found on beach after tide recedes. Sea groynes in background
JZ-1981 Horseshoe Crab - often found on beach after tide recedes. Sea groynes in background, Reeds Beach, New Jersey, USA Limulus polyphemus Jim Zipp Please note that prints are for personal display

Background imageBeaches Collection: Grey Seal young resting on beach stretching it's body Donna Nook, Lincolnshire Coast, England, UK

Grey Seal young resting on beach stretching it's body Donna Nook, Lincolnshire Coast, England, UK
SAS-4 Grey Seal - resting on beach stretching it's body Lincolnshire, England Halichoerus grypus Steffen & Alexandra Sailer Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageBeaches Collection: The beach, Perranporth, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. August / September 1921

The beach, Perranporth, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. August / September 1921
Fisherman on the beach with fish on a line. He is identified as Frank Roberts, fishing for bass. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageBeaches Collection: Colourful beach huts on Dendy Street Beach, Brighton, City of Bayside, Victoria

Colourful beach huts on Dendy Street Beach, Brighton, City of Bayside, Victoria, Australia

Background imageBeaches Collection: Britains frogmen divers by G. H. Davis

Britains frogmen divers by G. H. Davis
Introducing Britains frog-men: diving wreckers who blasted open a path to the Normandy beaches. These underwater commandos worked off the D-Day beaches

Background imageBeaches Collection: Sunset at Almyros Beach, near Acharavi, north coast, Corfu Island, Ionian Islands, Greece

Sunset at Almyros Beach, near Acharavi, north coast, Corfu Island, Ionian Islands, Greece, Southern Europe, Europe

Background imageBeaches Collection: 10171574

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Background imageBeaches Collection: Beach, Mwnt, Ceredigion, Wales, UK, Europe

Beach, Mwnt, Ceredigion, Wales, UK, Europe
Andrew Davies / SpecialistStock

Background imageBeaches Collection: Stonefish VT 5 Poisonous © Valerie Taylor / ARDEA LONDON

Stonefish VT 5 Poisonous © Valerie Taylor / ARDEA LONDON
VT-5 STONEFISH - on beach Poisonous Valerie & Ron Taylor Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageBeaches Collection: Palm Islands construction, Dubai

Palm Islands construction, Dubai
Luxury island construction, Dubai. Ikonos satellite image of an artificial palm tree-shaped island created in the Persian Gulf, off the coast of Dubai. This is the Jumeirah Palm resort

Background imageBeaches Collection: Bengal Tiger

Bengal Tiger
FG-11236 Bengal / Indian TIGER - walking in sand Panthera tigris Francois Gohier Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageBeaches Collection: Jackass Penguin - pair holding hands. Digital Manipulation: added Penguin to right

Jackass Penguin - pair holding hands. Digital Manipulation: added Penguin to right
PS-6438-m JACKASS PENGUIN - two on beach Spheniscus demersus digitally manipulated image Peter Steyn Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only



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"Journey through Time: Beaches Unveiling Stories from Around the World" Step back in time to 1938, as you gaze upon a vintage GWR poster showcasing the breathtaking beaches of Cornwall. Feel the excitement and anticipation that filled the air during D-Day in 1944, when these sandy shores played a pivotal role on the historic map. Aberdeen - The Silver City by the Sea, immortalized in an LMS/LNER poster from 1923-1947, invites you to discover its coastal charm. But don't stop there; venture further into Cornwall and find yourself mesmerized by Polzeath Beach's golden sands and crystal-clear waters. Or perhaps lose yourself amidst Port Isaac's quaint fishing village atmosphere. As day turns into dusk, witness nature's masterpiece unfold at Siesta Beach in Sarasota, Florida. Let your worries melt away as vibrant hues paint the sky during sunset, creating a moment of pure serenity. Even our furry friends find solace on beaches. A Mini Schnauzer dog joyfully frolics along Northumberland's coastline in England. Their infectious energy reminds us to embrace life's simple pleasures. Art meets nature at Crosby beach in Liverpool with Antony Gormley's "Another Place" sculpture installation. These haunting figures evoke contemplation while blending seamlessly with their surroundings. Traveling eastward brings us to Viking Bay beach nestled within Broadstairs' charming streetscape. This hidden gem offers tranquility and picturesque views that will leave you breathless. Escape to Scotland's Ardnamurchan Peninsula where Sanna beaches await discovery amidst Lochaber Highlands' rugged beauty. Immerse yourself in untouched landscapes that seem straight out of a fairytale. Broadstairs beckons once more with its timeless appeal found along Kent’s coastlines—where history intertwines effortlessly with seaside bliss—creating memories that last forever.