Britain's best beaches. Beaches in Uk.
England is blessed with thousands of miles of coastline and hundreds of beaches. The best beaches in England are comprised of a diverse collection of sandy coves in every region of the country and covering any niche: seclusion, family-friendly fun, regular surf swells, or simply a stretch of soft golden sand to relax on.
After a rather cloudy and cool July, Britain is finally basking in some heat. But don't succumb to FOGO (Fear of Going Out), embrace life and make a rapid dash to the seaside. To help you pick the best stretch of sand.
1.Fistral Beach Cornwall
Fistral Beach is Newquay's iconic beach, quite simply one of the most consistent and best surfing beaches in the UK and Europe. This beautiful beach is west facing, long and sandy and backed by rocks and cliffs. Fistral is the perfect family beach offering simple pleasures of sea and surf combined with first class beach and seafront facilities including surf equipment hire, lessons and boutiques, showers, toilets, car parking, restaurants and cafes.
Fistral is also the perfect setting for festivals and events including Boardmasters - Europes largest surf and skate festival every August, the UK ZapCat championships in April and August, the English National Surfing Championship, night surfing and the King of the Groms Junior Surf Festival. Fistral Beach boasts a state of the art RNLI Lifeguard station for the lifeguards who work from May to September with voluntary lifeguard cover on busy weekends through the winter. The brand new facilites include a dedicated first aid room, storage, changing facilities and a large observational area from which the lifeguards watch the one of the busiest beaches in the country.
2. Bournemouth Beach
Bournemouth has four Blue Flag beaches - Alum Chine, Durley Chine, Fisherman's Walk and Southbourne. Love Beach Life… welcome to seven miles of award-winning beaches!
Bournemouth has one of the finest beaches in England, with wide and soft golden sands stretching for 7 award-winning miles. The English Channel isn’t known for its warmth, but Bournemouth is fortunate enough to have a microclimate creating some of the warmest waters around the UK.
There are plenty of beach activities to try, including kayaking and paddle boarding, and Bournemouth Pier hosts innovative amusements like a zip line and a climbing wall. The result is a fun and attractive beach resort with a lively pulse.
3. Woolacombe Beach
Woolacombe Beach is incredibly wide, giving you an endless view of sand and sky at low tide. It’s popular with families, surfers, and there’s a separate section of the beach for dog walkers. In summer, it’s a lively beach, and there are plenty of facilities, including changing rooms, lifeguards, restaurants, ice cream vans, and even bouncy castles.
The town is built on the lush hillside that surrounds the beach, giving it a quaint vibe. A walk along the coast to the next headland reveals more rugged coves, like Combesgate Beach and Grunta Beach, which are fun to explore
4. Whitby Beach Yorkshire
Whitby is an interesting seaside town with quayside arcades, beautiful scenery, and some of the finest fish and chips in the country. It may be quite a small place, clinging to the coast on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, but the village is full of character.
You can visit throughout the year, but the North Sea can be mighty chilly in anything but peak summer. The village of Sandsend, right at the end of Whitby Beach, is one of the more popular places to sit in the sun. You’ll find the usual traditional British beach experiences in and around Whitby during the summer months, like donkey rides, ice cream vans, and colourful beach huts. It’s also a good beach for surfing, kite flying and fossil hunting.
5. Bamburgh Beach, Northumberland
If you like chilly waters with castle views, well then this is the best beach for you! The majestic Bamburgh Castle sits proudly on top of the cliff, surrounded by beautiful green grass.
Ideal for long walks and short swims (the water rarely warms up even in the summer months).