Five of The Best UK Beaches To Spend The Summer

Beaches in the UK might not get much attention, but a venture beyond what you already know will land you at some of the country’s most remarkable coastline spots. We’ve gone out of our way to pick some of the country’s most impeccable beaches so you can enjoy that long-awaited sandy getaway.

Pentle Bay

The Pentle Bay located in the Isles of Scilly might take some reach, but it’ll all be worth it when you get your first glimpse of the remarkable archipelago. Featuring white and sandy beaches coupled with beautiful blue waters, it’s no surprise that Wall Street Journal classed it as one of the under-the-radar beaches in the world.

Porthcurno Beach

The Porthcurno Beach in Cornwall will blow your mind! This little bay resembles something you’d normally see in the Riviera or somewhere off the Greek coast. Known as the pride and joy for all those living in Cornwall, the beach attracts families who come here to unwind, swim in the tranquil waters and marvel at the majestic rock formations.

Porthcurno Beach, Image Credit, Benjamin Elliott, Unsplash

Holkham Beach

This spectacular stretch of sand located in Norfolk is known as one of the UK’s most scenic beaches. Unspoilt and un-commercial, Holkham Beach is a place of natural beauty and is the perfect place to have a picnic. The beach possesses a unique charm which caught the attention of several directors. Today, the beach has been featured in the TV series “The Avengers” and films such as “The Eagle Has Landed” and “Shakespeare in Love”.

people on beach during daytime
Holkham Beach, image credit, Phil Hearing, Unsplash

Woolacombe Sands

Perched on the north coast of Devon, Woolacombe Sands beach is not only an award-winning beach but has also been ranked by travel experts and the public as one of the best in the UK. Frequented by surfers and families throughout the summer, the three-mile stretch of sand means that there’s space for everyone. With daily cleaning, many restaurants, shopping options and huts for hire, the Woolacombe Sands beach is the perfect option for those looking for a memorable experience.

person surfing
Woolacombe Sands Beach, Image Credit, Croyde Bay, Unsplash

West Wittering

A beautiful Blue Flag beach, this splendid expanse of sand is a great place to lie on the beach, go for a walk or take part in several water sports. Visitors can get remarkable views of Chichester from the beach as it’s located only six miles away. Equipped with car parking, a cafe, a range of activities and so much in way of beach space, there’s no reason why this one should be missed!

Main Image – Craig Bradford, Unsplash

Juber Ahmed
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Juber Ahmed is our Digital Editor and travel enthusiast with a keen interest in Islamic history and heritage. He travels with his wife to various places around the world and writes about his experiences.
 
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