We care for nearly 750 miles of coastline around England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and August is a great time to visit to one of our beaches.
They're perfect for a family getaway and for ticking off our top ten '50 things' beach activities. If you're after something adventurous we have some great surf beaches in Cornwall or if you're relaxing why not enjoy some of these sea views.
Whatever the weather, August is a great time to get outdoors and closer to nature. We’re hoping to get 200,000 children playing outside this year as they complete their 50 things challenge. So instead of watching Usain Bolt on telly, get closer to the action and set up a snail race.
This August marks 100 years since the start of the First World War. To mark the occasion why not visit one of the houses involved in the war effort and imagine what life was like. There are events being held to mark the occasion and we have war memorials up and down the country paying tribute to those who lost their lives.
A new Archimedes screw will power the first house ever to be lit by hydroelectricity.
A pair of rare bee-eaters have become only the third on record to breed successfully in the UK.
Eight hundred young yew trees have been planted in Trerice, Cornwall creating a new Ladies' garden.