Top 10 Of The Most Beautiful Beaches In The UK
Thinking of a beach holiday? You might not want want to head to Spain, Cyprus or Portugal right now, but stop to consider the wonderful coastline of the UK. We're certainly not famous for our beaches, but we really should be. From the dazzling Durdle door in Dorset to the illustrious surf spots in Cornwall, here are some of the best in the UK that prove a staycation isn't such a bad idea...
Pedn Vounder Beach, Cornwall
Reachable only by boat or a 15-minute hike, this gorgeous sandy cove is one of Cornwall's treasures.
Blackpool Sands, Devon
Found in South Devon, this beach offers a stunning backdrop of countryside combined with stunningly clear water to dip in.
Durdle Door, Dorset
One of the UK's most popular coastal landmarks, this beach is worth a visit any time of year as it always looks spectacular.
Bantham Beach, Devon
Feauturing clean pale sand and gorgeous turqoise rockpools, this is a paradise for surfers. You can even walk all the way to Burgh Island!
Uig Beach, Scotland
Found on the Isle of Lewis, this beach offers a gorgeous cerulean shoreline and beautiful clean sand. The incredibly calm scenery here offers a fascinating escape from city life.
Porthmeor Beach, Cornwall
Incredibly popular with surfers and families alike, this award-winning beach offers a great day out, with the lovely St. Ives providing a wonderful town to explore too.
One for the early risers, this gorgeous beach offers a stunning seascape bracketed by dramatic cliffs. Perfect for surfing, watersports and sunsets.
Barafundle Bay, Wales
Found in the South of Wales, the hugely popular Barafundle Bay is a wonderful sandy beach with equally as astounding cliffs to hike across.
Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall
One of Newquay's most popular spots for families and surfers, Fistral provides a long stretch of sand that looks out over the ocean.
Studland Bay, Dorset
A pristine piece of land, with white, sandy beaches and milky-blue waters. The perfect place to enjoy the rare UK sun and make life-long memories with your children.