Britain’s Best Beaches
Fancy a day on the coast? The UK is spoilt for choice when it comes to stunning beaches. From the spectacular Isles of Scilly to the rugged beaches of the Scottish Highlands, here is our guide to the most beautiful beaches in Britain.
Durdle Door, Dorset, England
Durdle Door’s iconic stone archway is popular with photographers, and it’s easy to see why. This natural wonder soars out of the cliffs like a dinosaur curled around a stretch of beach and wonderfully clear water.
Porthcurno Beach, Cornwall
Porthcurno beach at the end of our island is a lovely one, a rich seascape of blue waters and golden sand three miles fro Land’s End.
Bournemouth Beach, Dorset, England
Bournemouth might be a city beach, but its seven miles of sands are home to a pier, beach huts and water sports. Buzzy and fun.
Appletree Bay, Isles of Scilly, England
Robinson Crusoe would be at home on this wild beach on the island of Tresco, where white sand, turquoise water and sub-tropical plants may make you wonder if you’ve woken up in the Caribbean. Fly to the Isles of Scilly, catch a boat to Tresco and then hire a bike to pedal along the road to the beach.
Beer, East Devon, England
The small village of Beer, sheltered by white chalky cliffs above a steep shingle beach, sits on the Jurassic Coast near Lyme Regis. Along this stretch of the Devon coastline, the rocks provide a haven for wildlife, and it’s a site of geological and historical interest, too.
Holkham, Norfolk, England
Holkam beach offers four miles of unspoilt beauty with a pine forest on one horizon and the rugged North Sea on the other.
Take a walk through Holkham’s creaking pinewoods and along its beautiful beach with our five-mile route. Access is via Lady Anne’s Drive in Holkham village, just off the A149, opposite The Victoria Inn.
Bamburgh Castle Beach, Northumberland
Bamburgh castle, near Alnwick stands majestically on the basalt cliff side, watching down on waters home to inquisitive seals.