Beach destinations in the UK

Craving some sun, sand and sea for your next summer break? They might be more accessible than you thought. If you’re one of the many Brits who cut down the length of their holiday last year to save money, you could also consider looking within the UK for great places to go rather than heading abroad.

There are plenty of hidden gems across the British Isles where you can enjoy having a splash in the sea or laying back to work on your tan. So here are a few reasons to say no to an aeroplane and instead check whether your campervan insurance is up to date to get ready for a road trip!

Blackpool Sands, Devon

No, there’s no famous pier or tower, but Blackpool Sands lives up to its namesake for a fantastic visit. There’s a small entry fee for this in-demand pebble beach but it’s well worth it to experience its shimmering blue waters and meticulously preserved shores.

If you’d like to add a dash of adventure to your visit, kayaks can be hired at £18 per hour – and you can even light up a barbecue in the evening if your focus is on just relaxing with your loved ones.

Crantock Beach, Cornwall

Nestled neatly in between tall banks of dunes, Crantock Beach is as intimate as it is picturesque. You’d hardly know you were so close to bustling Newquay as you gazed out over its gorgeous turquoise water.

Here, you’re visiting more than just the beach. The dunes expand into beautiful grassland called Rushy Green, whose coastal footpaths make for invigorating walks for the whole family before or after you enjoy your time on the sand.

Mwnt Beach, Ceredigion

This Welsh favourite can be found a few miles north of Cardigan, in the shadow of Foel y Mwnt, the hill that gives the beach its name. It’s a particularly great choice for nature lovers as dolphins can often be spotted enjoying themselves out in the bay, while you could even encounter seal pups if you visit during the August-to-December breeding season.

Bamburgh Beach, Northumberland

You can pack plenty into a trip to Bamburgh, starting with a visit to the restored 11th-century castle that overlooks the gorgeous white sands. After taking a look back not just to the Norman era but even to the Vikings, Celts and Anglo-Saxons, you’ll be able to enjoy a leisurely stroll over more than 1.5 miles of unspoiled beach. As the North East isn’t typically considered the obvious choice for trips to the beach, you’ve also got a good chance of a quieter experience!

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