10 of Britain’s Best Beaches for Summer 2018

Natural Arch, Durdle Dor, Lulworth, Dorset

1. Lulworth Cove, Dorset: Undoubtedly one of the UK’s most popular coastal locations, and with the natural limestone arch of Durdle Door reaching into the sea, it’s one of the most iconic!

Beautiful Summer landscape of Rhosilli Bay beach Gower peninsula

2. Rhossili Bay, Swansea: Located on the most westerly point of the Gower Peninsular, this is a wide sandy beach with wonderful views.

Blackpool Beach

3. Blackpool, Lancashire: While the sea and sands are lovely, it’s the additional seaside trappings that make it a must-visit. Enjoy donkey rides, fish and chips, ice-creams, arcades, amusement parks and more!

The Summerleaze beach at Bude in Cornwall, England, UK

4. Bude Beach, Cornwall: A golden sandy beach surrounded by rock pools and green hills. This beach is perfect for surfing due to the waves along the entire length of the bay.

Sandwood bay

5. Sandwood bay, Scotland: One of Britain’s most beautiful beaches, Sandwood’s remote location – with no road access it is reach by a 4 mile path – makes it a truly enchanting location on Scotland’s northern coast.

Ripples in sand on Bamburgh Beach

6. Bamburgh Beach, Northumberland: This wild and often windswept location offers miles of unspoilt heritage coastline to explore, all under the fantastically atmospheric shadow of Bamburgh Castle.

Tenby Harbour

7. Tenby, Wales: If this gorgeous little Welsh town didn’t have enough to celebrate with medieval heritage and an enviable location on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, there are four beautiful beaches to enjoy too!

Croyde Bay Devon UK

8. Croyde Bay, Devon: 800 feet of soft sand lying on the Heritage coastline of North Devon. Its large sheltered bay also makes it one of the UK’s premier surfing beaches!


9. Scarborough, Yorkshire: Scarborough remains relatively unchanged with a host of fun activities in a splendid seaside location. With the gorgeous and quiet Robin Hood’s Bay just up the coast, it offers the best of both worlds too.

Porthcurno Beach, Cove, Cornwall, England

10. Porthcurno, Cornwall: With crystal waters, white sands and the Minack Theatre carved into the cliffs, Porthcurno is one of Britain’s most scenic beaches. Spot dolphins and basking sharks during the summer months too.

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