On the Coast

Phil Wareham | Avon Splash

Avon Splash

A wave breaks against one of the sea defences at Avon Beach Christchurch
Phil Wareham | Harbour Lights

Harbour Lights

A night shot at Ilfracombe Harbour at high tide with the lights reflecting on the calm sea
Phil Wareham | Hengistbury Huts

Hengistbury Huts

Beach Huts on Mudeford Spit in the lee of the Iron Age Fort known as Hengistbury Head. Stormy clouds hang over the entrance to Christchurch Harbour
Phil Wareham | Ilfracome


Verity looks out over the entrance to Ilfracombe Harbour as one of the local boats heads to its mooring. Ilfracombe is apopular resort on the North Coast of Devon
Phil Wareham | Porthcurno Waves

Porthcurno Waves

From the water's edge below the Minack Theatre a wave sprays as it breaks on Porthcurno Beach, Cornwall
Phil Wareham | St Marys Bay Sunrise

St Marys Bay Sunrise

Nestling between Berry Head and Sharkham Point is St Marys Bay, Brixham. A sunrise shot looking towards Berry Head. The bay is reached by a flight of about 100 steps down from the South West Coast Path
Phil Wareham | The Sleeping Elephant

The Sleeping Elephant

Hillsborough Nature Reserve, or The Sleeping Elephant as it is known to locals, is a headland between Hele Bay and Ilfracombe Harbour on the North coast of Devon. The high point of the headland has Iron Age ramparts and the Chapel of St Nicholas and Damien Hirst's Verity can be seen at the entrance to the harbour
Phil Wareham | Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis

Low tide on a sunny winter morning from the beach at Lyme Regis. Part of the seafront reflected in one of the pools left by the receding tide
Phil Wareham | Lepe Beach

Lepe Beach

Situated on the northern shore of the Solent, Lepe is opposite the Isle of Wight town of Cowes. Close to Fawley Oil Refinery, Lepe was an important part of the D Day landings with troop movements and PLUTO or Pipe Line Under The Ocean.
Phil Wareham | Boscombe Pier

Boscombe Pier

A pre sunrise shot of the pier which was opened in 2008 after the previous pier had been closed in 2005. There has been a pier in the location since the original was opened by the Duke of Argyll in 1889. The pier entrance building is a Grade II Listed building. Europe's first artificial surf reef was built just to the east of the pier
Phil Wareham | Brixham Harbour

Brixham Harbour

Fishing and Tourism are the main industries of the South Devon town of Brixham. The harbour is home to a replica of Sir Francis Drake's ship The Golden Hind
Phil Wareham | Calshot


The beach at Calshot on a blowy early autumn day. Calshot is on the eastern end of the Solent close to where it joins with Southampton Water
Phil Wareham | Godrevy Lighthouse

Godrevy Lighthouse

A lighthouse was first opened on Godrevy Island in 1859 to mark the Stones reef. It was fully automated in August 1939. The island sits off Godrevy Point at the eastern end of St Ives Bay, north Cornwall
Phil Wareham | Whitby Harbour at Night

Whitby Harbour at Night

Under the stars the ruined abbey looks down on the outer harbour at Whitby with the lights reflected in the calm water
Phil Wareham | Winspit Clifftop

Winspit Clifftop

A view along the Jurassic Coast from the clifftop at Winspit. Winspit was a working quarry until around 1940. It is close to the village of Worth Matravers in Dorset. The South West Coast Path runs along the clifftop.
Phil Wareham | Overload


Southampton Docks from Marchwood. A container ship at berth being loaded.
Phil Wareham | Poole Bay

Poole Bay

Part of the safe sandy beach that stretches from the entrance to Poole Harbour to Hengistbury Head
Phil Wareham | Wave at Porthcurno

Wave at Porthcurno

A bright February day at the beach at Porthcurno, Cornwall. Offshore breezes gave a lovely display of white horses. Above the beach is the famous clifftop Minack Theatre
Phil Wareham | Botallack Mine

Botallack Mine

A shot of Botallack Mine on a windy February afternoon from the South West Coast Path. The mine is on what was known as the Tin Coast on the coast of Cornwall
Phil Wareham | Godrevy Lighthouse

Godrevy Lighthouse

Godrevy Lighthouse from Godrevy Bay as a wave crashes into the rocks
Phil Wareham | Dartmouth Lower Ferry

Dartmouth Lower Ferry

A ferry has operated from Kingswear to Dartmouth since the 1700s and today is a floating platform pushed across the estuary by a tug. It will hold a maximum of only 8 cars.