Is there anything better than getting away to the coast. UK beaches are a good day out. Perfect for dipping your toes in the sea and feasting on fish and chips after a day of making new family memories? I don’t think so.
Although we are still having cold weather a little while longer, that doesn’t mean that we can’t start planning our trips to the beach as soon the sun comes out again. So, which seaside location should you head to first?
Top UK beaches
Here’s a list of the best beaches in the UK to give you some ideas!
It’s time to pack your swimsuit because you’re off to the beach in Bournemouth! Full of action all-year-round, this seafront location boasts festivals and events – so if you’re lucky, you can do a lot more than just relax by the water when you visit. With its Arts by the Sea Festival in September, incredible flying displays and endless shopping outlets, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Bournemouth.
As one of the most popular beach break destinations, Brighton provides an abundance of activities to do, eateries to try and sights to see – including the famous Pier. From kayaking and paddle boarding to volleyball and sailing, if you’ve got energy to burn, there’s no doubt you can do it on this beach! Remember to pack the pool floats for kids for endless hours of play.
If you’d prefer to relax, however, Brighton’s seafront also has you covered. Grab a deck chair, invest in a new book, and sit back and relax as you watch your family or friends along the shore. With fantastic transport links, Brighton is also very easy to get to. Leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life and catch the train from the likes of St Albans City to Brighton for a weekend of some well-deserved time out.
Fistral Beach, Cornwall
If you have a passion for surfing, there’s a high chance that you will know about this beach already. Surrounded by high cliffs and sand dunes, avid surfers often make their way to this beautiful location to hit some waves. Surfing and water sports is high on the list of Best things to do in Cornwall. With waves reaching heights of between six and eight feet it´s a great location for surfers and paddle boarding.
There are lots of cafes and cutesy shops too. Those who prefer to watch the action from afar can also keep themselves entertained. Boutique hotels and family-owned holiday parks offer plenty of options if you stay for a couple of nights. Make sure you make time for a Cornish Cream Tea when you are in Cornwall. (remember it´s jam on the scone first in Cornwall). This traditional afternoon treat is a perfect for families.