Everyone loves the seaside, and these beautiful selection of British beaches are great to visit all year round. So check out the list below and start planning your next trip.
Top British Beaches
Porthcurno, near Land’s End, Cornwall
Perhaps the country’s most beautiful bay, this National Trust owned beach was created by centuries of ground seashells. Located not far from the end of the world (well England) Porthcurno beach offers not a stunning sandy beach, but the colour of the blue sea is incredible. You could easily mistake it for a Caribbean beach.
Post Code: TR19 6JX
Parking: Large car park available above the beach
Dog-Friendly: Only in the offseason (season runs from Easter day until October 1st).
Rhossili Bay, Wales
Having previously been voted Britain’s best beach and 9th best in the world by TripAdvisor! With 3 miles of sandy shore and encompassing one of the Gower’s most famous landmarks – Worm’s Head, it’s definitely one of the UK’s best.
Post Code: SA3 1PP
Parking: £5 full day / £2.50 half day. Free for National Trust members.
Dog-Friendly: Dogs allowed all year round
Saunton Sands, Devon
Popular with both surfers and popstars (Olly Murs has recorded a music video here) this north devon beach sits in front of Braunton Burrows, one of the largest sand-dune systems in the UK.
Crosby Beach, Merseyside
Escape the city of Liverpool, and head to the three-mile-long beach of Crosby. Not your ordinary beach, as dotted along the coastline you’ll find Anthony Gormley’s “Another Place”, a collection of human-like statues all staring out to sea.
Watergate Bay, Newquay
Situated around 3 miles from Newquay and stretching for over 2 miles at the base of steep cliffs is this treasure. Like most of Newquay’s beaches, it’s popular with families and surfers.
Sandwood Bay, Cape Wrath, Sutherland
This remote mile long beach is arguably Scotland’s best and certainly one of the best British beaches. The beach is owned and managed by the John Muir Trust and if you fancy the four and a half mile walk from Blairmore, it’s definitely worth it.