Ten of the Very Best Beaches Worth a Visit in the UK

There are more than 400 beaches in England, Scotland, and Wales. Assessing their water quality, availability, lifeguards, parking, toilets, and other factors, we reveal our list of TOP 10 beaches to enjoy this summer in the UK.

Saltburn, Yorkshire

Saltburn, Yorkshire

The pebble and sandy beach in Yorkshire, which is suitable for both business trips and outdoor activities, promises to be one of the most popular destinations in England this summer. It has all the necessary amenities, including a cafe, toilets and a parking lot, and you can also relax with companions. Lifeguards work on the beach during the high season, and surfers love to flock here on windy days. Saltburn City is a seaside resort with a rich heritage dating back to the Victorian era, with a beautiful pier and the famous Saltburn Cliff tram line that runs down the cliff.

Fistral, Cornwall

Fistral, Cornwall

Fistral Beach, surrounded by towering cliffs and sand dunes, is a surfer’s mecca in England. On windy days, big waves form here and are the venue for all major UK surfing competitions. Here, you can learn about this sport and rent equipment. Even if you’re in the mood for a lazier holiday, Fistral beach has everything you need: clean sand, many cafes, shops, sun loungers for rent. They also say that here, you can watch the most beautiful sunsets in all of Cornwall.

Hemsby, Norfolk

Hemsby, Norfolk

Hemsby Beach is a very lively village resort with shops, entertainment, attractions, and cafes. The wide beach with golden sand and dunes attracts thousands of holidaymakers every summer. There are sun loungers, public toilets, and toilets for the disabled, parking, and lifeguards.

Tankerton, Kent

Tankerton, Kent

Tankerton is an old pebble beach with wooden breakwaters and beautiful colourful huts. It is surrounded by a promenade and gentle grassy slopes, ideal for families with children. At low tide, you can walk along a natural dam, which is called the “street” here. There are many amenities nearby, such as cafes, toilets, and even a skate park.

Dovercourt Bay, Essex

Dovercourt Bay, Essex

Dovercourt Bay is a quiet romantic resort with gently shelving sand and pebble beaches located just outside the historic town of Harwich. The waterfront has a variety of options to have a great time, including a skate park and a boating lake. It houses two lighthouses known as the Dovercourt Range Lights. Also nearby is the Hemford Water National Wildlife Refuge, home to seals.

Camber Sands, East Sussex

Camber Sands, East Sussex

The only sand dune beach in all of East Sussex. Camber Sands is the ideal place to enjoy views of the sea and coastline stretching for miles. Filming often takes place here when imitation of the desert is required. On low tide, the beach becomes shallow and ideal for young children. They can play in the water and fly kites here. There is a parking lot not far from the beach. Camber Sands is also a great place to relax with dogs.

Alum Chine, Dorset

Alum Chine, Dorset

One of the most popular beaches in Bournemouth (and one of the busiest). Alum Chine is famous for its clean sand and calm atmosphere. There is everything for a great holiday: a lovely beach, a lifeguard station, and ice cream kiosks. The beach is decorated with picturesque huts that can be rented. And next to it there is a beautiful subtropical garden with a stunning view of the Solent Strait.

Perranporth, Cornwall

Perranporth, Cornwall

The huge sandy beach is considered a great place for surfing, snorkelling, sailing, and swimming. There are several cafes and bars nearby serving snacks and drinks. In the morning, you can see horse riders here, and in the evening, when the heat subsides, we recommend walking along the sand dunes and perhaps enjoying the wild nature with a lovely Plymouth companion. Coming closer to the city, you can stumble upon several unusual rocks that form arches and caves.

Trezeith, Wales

Trezeith, Wales

Trezeith is a pretty little resort located in the bay between Aberporth and Penbrin. It has everything you need for a comfortable stay: shops, cafes, pubs, hotels and public toilets. There are stone pools at both ends of the beach. It also offers a variety of water sports, including surfing and sailing. In the northern part of the beach, there is a small waterfall – the Seit River descends from the cliffs to the sea, and behind it is another small beach, which can only be reached at low tide.

Saundersfoot, Wales

Saundersfoot, Wales

It is a small but very popular resort with all the necessary amenities. The wide sandy beach is nice at low tide, but at high tide, there is plenty of space to have a good time. From the top of the hill, there are stunning natural views. Overall, Saundersfoot is one of the most beautiful beaches in the UK. By the way, there is another beach nearby – Coppid Hall, which is suitable for windsurfing.

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