This is where you can see Danny Boyle's touching Armistice Day 'Pages of the Sea' beach commemorations

Danny Boyle is asking people to gather on beaches across the UK on November 11 (PA)
Danny Boyle is asking people to gather on beaches across the UK on November 11 (PA)

The beaches taking part in Danny Boyle’s moving Armistice Day “thank you” event have been revealed.

The Slumdog Millionaire director is asking people to gather on beaches across the UK on November 11 to etch the faces of the countless people whose lives were lost or changed forever by the First World War.

Pages Of The Sea is described as an “informal, nationwide gesture of remembrance for the men and women who left their home shores during the First World War.”

Say “thank you” at a beach near you
Say “thank you” at a beach near you

A large-scale portrait of a casualty from the First World War, designed by sand artists, will also be drawn in the sand in many of the locations and washed away as the tide comes in.

The work is the culmination of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme to mark the centenary of Armistice Day.

Boyle has said previously that, as public spaces, beaches “seem the perfect place to gather and say a final goodbye and thank you to those whose lives were taken or forever changed by the First World War.”

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Full list of beaches:


Blackpool, Lancashire

Brancaster, Norfolk

Clacton-on-Sea, Essex

East Looe, Cornwall

Formby, Merseyside

Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk

Lyme Regis, Dorset

Perranporth, Cornwall

Porthcurno, Cornwall

Porthmeor, Cornwall

Redcar, North Yorkshire

Roker, Sunderland

Saunton Sands, Devon

Seahouses, Northumberland

Sunny Sands, Folkestone, Kent

Sutton-on-Sea, Lincolnshire

Weston-super-Mare, Somerset

Weymouth, Dorset

Northern Ireland

Downhill, Derry/Londonderry

Murlough, County Down

Portstewart Strand, Derry/Londonderry

Republic of Ireland

Dunree Beach, Donegal


Ayr, Ayrshire

Burghead Bay, Moray

Cula Bay, Benbecula Island, Outer Hebrides

Scapa Beach, Orkney

St Ninian’s Beach, Shetland

West Sands, Fife


Broad Haven, Pembrokeshire

Colwyn Bay, Conwy


Ynyslas, Ceredigion