Three beautiful beaches to enjoy on a UK weekend getaway

We may not have the same degree of sunny weather to compete with Australia or the Caribbean, but the UK still features an impressive selection of beautiful beaches. From character-filled rugged coves to picturesque harbours and pebbly shorelines, to wide expanses of sand, there’s something for everyone to be found along the coastline.

A coastal destination is the perfect choice if you’re looking at hot tub weekend breaks in the UK. Whatever you want to find at the seaside, at least one of the UK’s beautiful beaches will cater to your tastes. So, read on to explore just a few of the best beaches that this island nation of ours has to offer.

1. Godrevy, Cornwall

Honestly, we could probably fill an entire list just with Cornish beaches. After all, the county has over 300 different beaches along its over 400 miles of coastline. And, naturally, a lot of those beaches are stunners.

But, since we have to stick to just one, we’re going with Godrevy. This breathtaking crescent of sandy beach features dramatic dunes, rock pools and an iconic lighthouse. It’s perfect for long strolls, surfing or even just a nice spot of sunbathing.

With an excellent National Trust-run café nearby, you can easily spend a day chilling on the sands and enjoying the views out across St Ives Bay. For the wildlife enthusiasts, an adjoining cove is home to a colony of seals that you can regularly watch from the cliffs above.

2. Durdle Door, Dorset

Along the extent of the world-famous Jurassic Coast, there is a fine selection of beaches to enjoy, whether you want to go searching for fossils or not! 

The beach at Durdle Door is also home to one of the most recognisable sights of the entire UNESCO World Heritage site, a natural limestone arch that’s graced many postcards in its time. But the arch isn’t all that this spot has to offer, with the pebble beach offering excellent views of the dramatic cliffsides.

For those who want a little more activity on their beach trip, the area around Durdle Door is also extremely popular for snorkelling and diving. And, if the beach is a little busy, the neighbouring Man O’ War beach is an equally enjoyable spot for spending a day, with just a few extra cliffside steps to navigate.

3. Rhossili Bay, Swansea

The three-mile stretch of sandy shoreline in Rhossili Bay has been given an array of awards over the years, ranked as one of the best beaches in the entirety of Europe. Which means we’d be remiss not to mention it here!

Situated in the Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) this beach offers incredible views out across the bay and towards the Bristol Channel. It’s a great destination whether you’re planning a picnic, a walk or even some natural photography.

At low tide you can even walk across to the Worm’s Head headland to enjoy its dramatic formation up close. However, if you’re making the crossing be sure that you’ve got enough time to get there and back before the tide comes back in!¬

If you’re looking at a staycation this year, then you don’t have to worry about not getting your fill of the beach. Whether you’d rather head south to the surfing haven of Cornwall or hop across the border to Wales, the UK coast has plenty of delights to offer you.

Don’t forget to pack your suncream and a beach towel or two as you head off on your next seaside adventure. And, at the end of the day, perhaps you can enjoy a chill relax in a hot tub too.

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