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In the last days of the summer, and with a new school term looming, photographer Alicia Canter takes a fond look around her hometown in Dorset, which is enjoying a boom in visitors
The surging surf, exotic wildlife and dramatic settings of South Africa’s beaches place the country among the best for shoreline experiences.
This tip refers to the Catalan town of Collioure, which is on the Cote Vermeille. The Côte Vermeille is a region in the French department of Pyrénées-Orientales, near the border with Spain. The Côte Vermeille stretches from Argelès-sur-Mer to the border village of Cerbère.
The French Railways are no longer on strike, so it only took 65 minutes to travel from Narbonne to Collioure on the train. There was a cloudburst when I arrived, so I had to use my umbrella for the first time on this trip.
The streets were awash as I splashed my way to the hotel.My room overlooks the Chateau Royal. The sun soon came out and started to illuminate the pastel shades of the houses in the centre of town. The Fauvists came here during the summer months, including Henri Matisse, and images of their paintings can be seen around town at the exact places where those paintings were originally created.
For years our coastal resorts have been in decline. But now bookings are on the rise, and over half of us will go to a British beach this year. So what has changed?