15 Best Beaches in the UK

Sometimes we forget how beautiful our coastline is and all the lovely places we have in the UK. We can’t compare our weather to the Mediterranean beaches, but we can boast about beautiful beaches and nature at least comparable to other travel destinations!

Let’s stop babbling and get right to it: The best beaches in the UK! If you’re tired of booking sunshine holidays abroad, here are the Top 15 Beaches in United Kingdom to inspire you to book a holiday nearby.

Woolacombe Beach, Devon (England)

The Woolacombe beach is several miles long a golden sand beach. It is located in the North Devon area. This beach is popular with surfers. You can also kayaking  oder jet-skiing here.

Pelistry Bay, Isles of Scilly (England)

2 Pelistry Bay isles of scilly

This beach is an amazing get away spot. Outside the holidays you will find the beach deserted. It is situated on the more remote eastern shore of St. Mary’s. Here you can paddle out to Toll’s island (at low tide).

Treyarnon Bay, Cornwall (England)

3 treyarnon bay

This beach was awarded in 2017 for its excellent water quality. Lovely place to relax surrounded by low cliffs and sand dunes. To be mentioned: The Treyarnon Bay is a popular family beach.

Porthcurno, Cornwall (England)

4 Porthcurno Cornwall

The beach is about three miles away from the Land’s end on the southern Coast of West Cornwell. There is a wide footpath  sloping down to the beach from a  car park. You can also find a café across the road from the car park and a restaurant not far away – open during the season.

Portstewart Strand, County Londonderry (Northern Ireland)

5 Portstewart Strand

Sandy beach – two miles long. So nice. The beach on the northern Atlantic Ocean coast of Ireland. You can find this beach in the Top 10 visior attractions in Northern Ireland. Convince yourself!

Hunmanby Gap, North Yorkshire (England)

6 Hunmanbygap, North Yorkshire

Hunmanby is quite a large village in North Yorkshire. This nice beach is what you can find there! Quite nice right?

Sandwood Bay, Sutherland (Scotland)

6 Sandwood Bay Sutherland

Here you have fabulous views! Thats why you can easily spent hours going for a walk on golden sand and dunes with rocky cliffs. So nice.

Compton Bay, Isle of Wight (England)

7 Compton Bay

This beach is supposed to be the best kept secret of the Isle of Wight. The secret is out now. It offer a two mile natural beach where you’ll find multi-coloured sandstone and white chalk cliffs, so golden and dark sands. There is also a large car parl nearby.

Bamburgh Beach, Northumberland (England)

8 Bamburgh Beach, Northumberland

From this nice beach you see the majestic Bamburgh Castle. The water here isn’t getting warm – even in summer. Nevertheless: Beautiful surrounding and an amazing place to go for a long walk!

Rhossili Beach, Gower (Wales)

9 rhossil beach gower

Wales’ best beach 2018! Thats what the beach was voted this year. It is the thirs best beach in the Uk actually (Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice). No wonder: You can find 3 miles of fine golden sand here. You can even do watesports here, especcially surfing thanks to the Atlantic swell.

Beadnell Beach, Northumberland (England)

10 Beadnell beach

This beach has the shape of a horseshoe. It is located south of the vilage Beadnell.

Bigbury-on-sea, Devon (England)

11 Bigbury-on-sea

Here at Bigbury-on-sea you can relax with the whole family, taking a dip in the sea and enjoy and ice-cream. The best: It is located in an area of beauiful natural surroundings. One of the best beaches in the UK.

Blackpool Beach, Lancashire (England)

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You need a day at the seaside? Thanks to seven miles of beach, you can find plenty of space for sandcastles and family games. Moreover, there are three piers, which you can visit. The main beahc is backed with a promenade.

Barafundle Bay, Pembrokeshire (Wales)

13 barafundle bay

This beach actually is a small bay backed by dunes and pine trees. So nice, right? The nearest car park is a half a mile walk away. There is crystal clear waters, a reason why the beach has been voted as one of the best beaches in Great Britain.

West Wittering, Sussex (England)

14 west wittering

This beach has not just sweet colourful bathing houses, but also a unpsoilt sandy beach and a wonderful view of Chichester Harbour and the South Downs beyond. Here you can find the highest water quality as well. One of the best beaches in the UK.


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