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Sand Collection

Background imageSand Collection: Barry Island Beach, Wales, 1920s

Barry Island Beach, Wales, 1920s
View of Barry Island beach and Whitmore Bay, Glamorgan, south Wales in summer 1920s. Holidaymakers are enjoying the sunshine while having fun on the beach and lying in deckchairs

Background imageSand Collection: Weymouth, August 1929

Weymouth, August 1929
Holidaymakers on the beach at Weymouth in the 1929. There are white beach tents and deckchairs, with people sunbathing and playing games nearby

Background imageSand Collection: Greve de Lecq, Jersey, c. 1930s

Greve de Lecq, Jersey, c. 1930s
A GWR publicity view of La Greve de Lecq on the northern coast of Jersey in the Channel Islands, summer c.1934. This image shows the beach with holidaymakers enjoying the summer weather; sunbathing

Background imageSand Collection: The Golden Sands of Wales, 1924

The Golden Sands of Wales, 1924
This illustration of The Golden Sands of Wales comes from a souvenir booklet produced by the GWR to coincide with the 1924 British Empire Exhibition

Background imageSand Collection: Teignmouth Beach, Devon, August 1950

Teignmouth Beach, Devon, August 1950
A GWR publicity view of the East Beach at the seaside town of Teignmouth in Devon, August 1950. This image was probably taken from the Grand Pier

Background imageSand Collection: Each Beach, Teignmouth, Devon, c. 1925

Each Beach, Teignmouth, Devon, c. 1925
A GWR publicity view of holidaymakers on Teignmouth Town Beach on the eastern side of the town, c.1925. The image shows a typical seaside scene; families are enjoying themselves on the beach

Background imageSand Collection: Barry Island, Wales, August 1938

Barry Island, Wales, August 1938
View of Barry Island beach, Glamorgan, south Wales, summer 1938. The beach is very, very busy with holidaymakers enjoying the sunshine and lounging in deckchairs

Background imageSand Collection: Barry Island Beach, Wales, August 1938

Barry Island Beach, Wales, August 1938
View of Barry Island beach, Glamorgan, south Wales in summer 1938. The beach is very, very crowded and the water is teeming with holidaymakers

Background imageSand Collection: Carlyon Bay, Crinnis Beach, Cornwall, c. 1934

Carlyon Bay, Crinnis Beach, Cornwall, c. 1934
View from the cliffs at Carlyon Bay, Crinnis Beach looking down on the Cornish Riviera Club c.1934. A couple are playing tennis on one of the many tennis courts

Background imageSand Collection: St Michaels Mount, Penzance, c. 1950

St Michaels Mount, Penzance, c. 1950
A GWR publicity view of St Michaels Mount near Penzance in Cornwall, c.1950, showing the castle and mount silhouetted against the sky and several small boats pulled up onto the beach

Background imageSand Collection: Par Cliffs, Cornwall, May 1949

Par Cliffs, Cornwall, May 1949
A GWR publicity view of the cliffs at Par Sands, Cornwall, May 1949. Par Beach lies on the Cornish Riviera by the fishing port of Par which became an important industrial town in the 19th century for

Background imageSand Collection: Par Sands, Cornwall, May 1949

Par Sands, Cornwall, May 1949
A GWR publicity view of Par Sands in Cornwall, May 1949. This image shows the long stretch of white sand along the beach with the town of Par which lies on the Cornish Riviera just visible in

Background imageSand Collection: Par Sands, Cornwall, July 1927

Par Sands, Cornwall, July 1927
A GWR publicity view of the beach at Par on the south coast of Cornwall, July 1927. Par Sands lies on the Cornish Riviera, near the fishing port of Par

Background imageSand Collection: Newquay, Cornwall, June 1951

Newquay, Cornwall, June 1951
A GWR publicity view of Great Western Beach at Newquay in Cornwall, June 1951. This image shows a number of holidaymakers on the beach at the base of the island, below the Island House Bridge

Background imageSand Collection: Newquay Beach, Cornwall, June 1951

Newquay Beach, Cornwall, June 1951
A GWR publicity view of Great Western Beach and the Island House Bridge at Newquay in Cornwall, June 1951. Holidaymakers are lounging on the sandy beach below the bridge

Background imageSand Collection: Newquay Harbour, Cornwall, July 1923

Newquay Harbour, Cornwall, July 1923
A GWR publicity view of Newquay Harbour on the northern coast of Cornwall, July 1923, showing a number of sailing boats moored up in the harbour at low tide

Background imageSand Collection: Kynance Cove, Cornwall, July 1924

Kynance Cove, Cornwall, July 1924
A GWR publicity view of the coast at Kynance Cove in Cornwall, July 1924. The stretch of sand seen here is Pentreath Beach

Background imageSand Collection: Teignmouth Beach, Devon, August 1937

Teignmouth Beach, Devon, August 1937
A GWR publicity view of the west end of the beach at the seaside town of Teignmouth in Devon. Taken in August 1937 this image shows holidaymakers on the beach

Background imageSand Collection: Maidencombe, near Teignmouth, Devon, August 1937

Maidencombe, near Teignmouth, Devon, August 1937
A GWR publicity view of the beach at Maidencombe, near Teignmouth in Devon. Taken in August 1937, this image shows holidaymakers enjoying the beach and bathing in the calm sea

Background imageSand Collection: East Beach at Teignmouth, Devon, August 1937

East Beach at Teignmouth, Devon, August 1937
A GWR publicity view of holidaymakers on Teignmouth Town Beach on the eastern side of the town, August 1937. The image shows a typical seaside scene; families are enjoying themselves on the beach

Background imageSand Collection: Boats near The Grand Pier at Teignmouth, Devon, September 1933

Boats near The Grand Pier at Teignmouth, Devon, September 1933
A GWR publicity view of the seaside at Teignmouth, Devon in September 1933. This image shows the east or Town Beach and was taken from the Grand Pier with lots of small boats anchored nearby

Background imageSand Collection: East Beach, Teignmouth, Devon, August 1930

East Beach, Teignmouth, Devon, August 1930
A GWR publicity view of East or Town Beach at the seaside town of Teignmouth in Devon, August 1930. This image was probably taken from the Grand Pier

Background imageSand Collection: East Beach, Teignmouth, Devon, c. 1925

East Beach, Teignmouth, Devon, c. 1925
A GWR publicity view of the seaside at Teignmouth, c.1925. This image shows the east or Town Beach and was probably taken from the Grand Pier

Background imageSand Collection: Exmouth Beach, Devon, July 1936

Exmouth Beach, Devon, July 1936
A GWR publicity view of Exmouth Beach in Devon, July 1936. Families and holidaymakers are enjoying themselves on the sandy beach at Exmouth, with boats at the shoreline and anchored on the water

Background imageSand Collection: Burgh Island, Devon, September 1935

Burgh Island, Devon, September 1935
A GWR publicity view of Burgh Island on the southern coast of Devon. Taken from Bigbury or Bantham Sands, opposite Bigbury-on-Sea in September 1935

Background imageSand Collection: Bantham Sands, Devon, August 1928

Bantham Sands, Devon, August 1928
A GWR publicity view of Bantham Beach on the south Devon coast, August 1928, showing holidaymakers and day-trippers strolling along the sands at low tide

Background imageSand Collection: Plemont, Jersey, August 1934

Plemont, Jersey, August 1934
A GWR Publicity view of Plemont Beach on the north side of Jersey in the Channel Islands, taken in August 1934. This view shows the cliffs towards the prehistoric site

Background imageSand Collection: La Greve de Lecq, Jersey, August 1934

La Greve de Lecq, Jersey, August 1934
A GWR publicity view of La Greve de Lecq on the northern coast of Jersey in the Channel Islands, August 1934. This image shows the beach with holidaymakers enjoying the summer weather; deckchairs

Background imageSand Collection: The Lido at St Helier, Jersey, August 1934

The Lido at St Helier, Jersey, August 1934
A GWR publicity view of holidaymakers at St Helier on Jersey in the Channel Islands, taken in August 1934. People are enjoying the summer sunshine on the sandy beach

Background imageSand Collection: St Helier, Jersey, June 1925

St Helier, Jersey, June 1925
A GWR publicity view of St Helier on the south coast of Jersey in the Channel Islands, June 1925. The beach stretches all along the scene with Elizabeth Castle in the distance

Background imageSand Collection: Anne Port, Jersey, June 1925

Anne Port, Jersey, June 1925
A GWR publicity view of Anne Port on the eastern coast of Jersey in the Channel Islands, June 1925. Taken from the hill top near Victoria Tower, one of Jerseys Martello Tower fortifications

Background imageSand Collection: St Brelades Bay, Jersey, August 1934

St Brelades Bay, Jersey, August 1934
A GWR publicity view of St Brelades Bay on the southern coast of Jersey in the Channel Islands. The image was taken in August 1934

Background imageSand Collection: St Ives, Cornwall, August 1928

St Ives, Cornwall, August 1928
A GWR Publicity view of picturesque St Ives, Cornwall, in August 1928. Porthminster Beach stretches out before us with a hotel on the corner by the rocks

Background imageSand Collection: Praa Sands, Cornwall, August 1928

Praa Sands, Cornwall, August 1928
A GWR Publicity view of Praa Sands, Cornwall, at the height of summer in August 1928. Praa Sands Beach is quiet with only a few holidaymakers strolling along the sand

Background imageSand Collection: Praa Sands, Cornwall, Aug 1928

Praa Sands, Cornwall, Aug 1928
A GWR Publicity view of Praa Sands, Cornwall, in August 1928. Praa Sands Beach basks in summer sunshine as it stretches along the coast with rugged Cornish cliffs above

Background imageSand Collection: Bantham & Bigbury Sands, Devon, summer 1928

Bantham & Bigbury Sands, Devon, summer 1928
View of Bantham & Bigbury Sands, Devon, August 1928. A small group of holidaymakers wearing 1920s hats are sitting on the bank surrounded by grasses, looking out to sea

Background imageSand Collection: Barry Island, Wales, August 1927

Barry Island, Wales, August 1927
View of Barry Island beach and Whitmore Bay, south Wales in summer 1927. The beach is full of holidaymakers enjoying the sunshine and lounging on deckchairs

Background imageSand Collection: Carlyon Bay, Cornwall, c. 1928

Carlyon Bay, Cornwall, c. 1928
A view of the beach at Carlyon Bay near St Austell in Cornwall, c.1928, showing a row of beach huts and a number of sports facilities behind

Background imageSand Collection: Perranporth Beach, Cornwall

Perranporth Beach, Cornwall
A view of the beach looking towards the rocks at Perranporth on the north coast of Cornwall, taken in the 1920s

Background imageSand Collection: Gunwalloe Cove near Porthleven, Cornwall, 1928

Gunwalloe Cove near Porthleven, Cornwall, 1928
A view of Gunwalloe Cove near Porthleven in Cornwall, taken from the cliff top overlooking the beach in 1928

Background imageSand Collection: St Michaels Mount from Marazion Beach, August 1935

St Michaels Mount from Marazion Beach, August 1935
A GWR publicity view of St Michaels Mount in Cornwall from the sandy beach at Marazion in August 1935. The tide is low so the causeway is visible and people are out on the beach

Background imageSand Collection: St Michaels Mount from Marazion Beach

St Michaels Mount from Marazion Beach
A GWR publicity view of St Michaels Mount in Cornwall, taken from the beach at Marazion. The causeway is visible from the beach with a man and a small boat on the sand

Background imageSand Collection: East Looe Beach, Cornwall, August 1951

East Looe Beach, Cornwall, August 1951
A GWR publicity view of East Looe Beach in Cornwall, August 1951, showing holidaymakers covering the sand. Couples and families are lounging in deckchairs enjoying the sunshine

Background imageSand Collection: East Beach at Teignmouth, Devon, September 1933

East Beach at Teignmouth, Devon, September 1933
A GWR publicity view of the seaside at Teignmouth, September 1933. This image shows the east or Town Beach and was probably taken from the Grand Pier

Background imageSand Collection: Teignmouth, Devon, September 1933

Teignmouth, Devon, September 1933
A GWR publicity view of East or Town Beach at the seaside town of Teignmouth in Devon, September 1933. This image was probably taken from the Grand Pier

Background imageSand Collection: Exmouth Beach, Devon, July 1923

Exmouth Beach, Devon, July 1923
A GWR publicity view of Exmouth Beach, looking south east along the coast of Devon, in July 1923. The water is full of small boats and people are gathered towards the far end of the beach

Background imageSand Collection: Exmouth Beach, Devon, August 1931

Exmouth Beach, Devon, August 1931
A GWR publicity view of Exmouth Beach, looking towards the Queens Drive end of the seaside town of Exmouth in Devon, August 1931

Background imageSand Collection: L Etacq, Jersey, June 1925

L Etacq, Jersey, June 1925
A GWR publicity view of L Etacq, on the north-western side of Jersey in the Channel Islands, June 1925, showing the beach and the bay with a few people pottering about on the sand



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