Thomas Bell

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1st May 2007

Thomas Bell is the Coastal Pollution Officer for the Marine Conservation Society based in Ross-on-Wye, UK. The MCS is the UK charity dedicated to the protection of seas, shores and wildlife. MCS campaigns for clean seas and beaches, sustainable fisheries, protection of marine life and their habitats, and the sensitive use of marine resources for future generations. Through education, community involvement and collaboration, MCS raises awareness of the many threats that face our seas and promotes individual, industry and government action to protect the marine environment. MCS provides information and guidance on many aspects of marine conservation and produces the annual Good Beach Guide (, the Good Fish Guide and on sustainable seafood, as well as promoting public participation in volunteer projects and surveys such as Beachwatch, Adopt-a-Beach and Basking Shark. Watch

Information on 1200 UK and Ireland beaches is available in the MCS publication The Good Beach Guide, and we also run the highly successful volunteer based beach clean-up scheme Adopt-A-Beach. More information at and

Marine Conservation Society; the Good Beach Guide

Thomas Bell's activity

  1. June 2007
  2. Thomas Bell rated Rhosneigr Bay

  3. Thomas Bell rated Hemsby

  4. Thomas Bell rated Porthmeor

  5. Thomas Bell rated Holy Island of Lindisfarne

  6. Thomas Bell rated Burgh Island

  7. Thomas Bell rated Bouley Bay

  8. Thomas Bell rated Croyde Bay

  9. Thomas Bell rated Silver Sands

  10. Thomas Bell rated Rhossili Bay

  11. Thomas Bell rated Marsden

  12. Thomas Bell rated Broughty Ferry

  13. Thomas Bell rated Southerndown

  14. Thomas Bell rated Shakespeare Beach

  15. Thomas Bell rated Magilligan Strand beach

  16. May 2007
  17. Thomas Bell reviewed Shakespeare Beach in South East England, United Kingdom

    A secluded long shingle beach with deep rock pools beneath Shakespeare Cliff, near Dover. The cliff face is a familiar nesting site for fulmars, kittiwakes, guillemots, and land birds such as the peregrine falcon. Apparently well favoured by naturists un…"

  18. Thomas Bell reviewed Magilligan Strand beach in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

    Near the town of Magilligan in Londonderry, this firm sandy beach of seven miles length, backed by sand dunes, is particularly popular with coastal ramblers. The mud and sand flats are a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest because of the dune …"

  19. Thomas Bell reviewed Holy Island of Lindisfarne in North East England, United Kingdom

    Located near Berwick-Upon-Tweed in Northumberland, Lindisfarne is known as ‘the cradle of Christianity’. The island has been a place of pilgrimage since St Cuthbert founded Lindisfarne monastery in 654, and visitors can walk to the Holy Isla…"

  20. Thomas Bell reviewed Broughty Ferry in Dundee, United Kingdom

    A former fishing village and now residential suburb of Dundee, Broughty Ferry is designated as a Local Nature Reserve by Scottish Natural Heritage. The site is an ancient raised beach with a wide profusion of bird and invertebrate species, backed by a r…"

  21. Thomas Bell reviewed Hemsby in East Anglia, United Kingdom

    Hemsby is a sandy two mile stretch of coastline near Winteron-on-Sea, on the edge of the Norfolk Broads. There is a walk through the valley and dunes by the beach, and it’s designated both as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Site of Special Sc…"

  22. Thomas Bell reviewed Rhossili Bay in Wales, United Kingdom

    A superb beach on the Gower Peninsula, owned by the National Trust, with excellent bathing and spectacular views of the Worms Head – a giant rocky headland dominating the southern end of the bay. Coastal walkers claim regular sightings of basking shar…"

  23. Thomas Bell reviewed Bouley Bay in The United Kingdom

    "A sweeping pebble beach of approximately two miles length on the north coast of Jersey near St Martin. The bay is set against cliffs to the north and the west, with a working harbour and excellent rock pools for paddling kids. There is a cliff walk from …"

  24. Thomas Bell reviewed Rhosneigr Bay in Wales, United Kingdom

    A magnificent open bay on the west coast of Anglesey with sweeping views of the Snowdonia Mountains and Lleyn Peninsular. Once a famous Edwardian holiday retreat, Rhosneigr still attracts families to the wide sandy beaches, interspersed with rocky outcro…"

  25. Thomas Bell reviewed Burgh Island in West Country, United Kingdom

    Burgh Island lies in Bigbury Bay on the South Devon coast. The privately owned island is cut off twice a day by the high tide, and boasts a recently restored Grade II listed art deco hotel once frequented by Agatha Christie. There’s also a 14th centur…"

  26. Thomas Bell reviewed Marsden in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

    A sandy bay sheltered by limestone cliffs near South Shields on South Tyneside. The beach is overlooked by the 139ft high Marsden rock which is renowned for its seabird colonies. Noted for a spectacular seven mile circular walk over Cleadon Hills and al…"

  27. Thomas Bell reviewed Porthmeor in West Country, United Kingdom

    Tucked behind a rocky promontory called The Island near the village of St Ives, Porthmeor is one of the foremost surfing beaches in Cornwall. Sheer granite and greenstone cliffs to north and south make up this rugged section of the Heritage Coast, togeth…"

  28. Thomas Bell reviewed Southerndown in Wales, United Kingdom

    A beautiful west facing sand and pebble bay at the foot of cliffs on the Heritage Coast, near Bridgend in the Vale of Glamorgan. This rural beach with spectacular coastal views, surrounded by farm land, is regularly recommended by MCS for its excellent w…"

  29. Thomas Bell reviewed Silver Sands in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    This open sandy beach, near the town of Aberdour in Fife, has spectacular views to the Islands of Inchmickery and Inchcolm with its famous abbey. Silver Sands lies on the Fife coastal path, and cliff top walkers at nearby Hawkcraig enjoy magnificent view…"

  30. Thomas Bell reviewed Croyde Bay in West Country, United Kingdom

    A sandy beach, backed by high sand dunes beside the picturesque North Devonshire village of Croyde. The beach is extremely popular with holidaying families and day-trippers in the summer season, when kids delight in the extensive rock pools filled with a…"