The UK may not be the first place you think of when planning the ultimate beach holiday, but since money has got tighter, more and more people are opting to stay home for their summer holidays. However there’s no need to fear as the UK is brimming with beautiful coastal areas and fun tourist attractions for everyone to enjoy.
Cornwall has the longest stretch of continuous coast line in Britain and is undoubtedly one of the loveliest seaside counties England has to offer. There are all sorts of places to visit, such as the little fishing villages, breath-taking beaches and dramatic cliffs. For a more active experience, try surfing on New quay’s beaches. Cornwall is great for the young and the elderly, with so many amenities to suit both.
Sandsend is a little fishing village boasting a picturesque beach located on Yorkshire’s heritage coastline. Safe paddling and boating are encouraged, making this beach a fantastic attraction for families in particular. If you like walking also, you can go for a long walk into Whitby sands.
You will come across many wonderful beaches in Wales but some of the best are in Pembrokeshire and Swansea Bay. The county of Pembrokeshire hosts many award winning beaches including Amroth and Tenby North to name but a few. Amroth is a great beach for families or friends that love to play games as the sand is extremely flat. Tenby North on the other hand is perfect if you are in need of some relaxation . The beach is safe and sheltered, and hosts the famous Goskar rock.
You will find at least 4 miles of gorgeous white sand in on Dorset’s Studland Bay, along with some crystal clear waters and a backdrop of dunes. Although the Northern stretch may be reserved as a naturist beach, there are still other areas suitable for families.
Kent’s Botany Bay is a pretty beach backed by white chalk cliffs. There are also many activities such as surfing and kayaking that you can get involved in. As a popular tourist attraction this beach is certainly a safe place to swim and bathe.
Where to stay
Seaside hotels and B&Bs are always a popular choice but if you really want to feel in touch with nature, staying in a caravan is a great option. You can rent a caravan or buy your own, however if you choose the latter, remember you may need caravan insurance. Wherever you choose to stay, make sure you make the most of these beautiful UK beaches. You may never go abroad again!