Mind-blowingly beautiful Luskentyre Beach
Luskentyre Beach on the Isle of Harris, Scotland, is top of our UK’s most beautiful beaches list because it is quite simply mind-blowing! This exquisite spot glistening with Caribbean style azure waters and sparkling sand is one of the UK’s most beautiful beaches. Its magnificence extends with breathtaking views of the North Harris mountains and Isle of Taransay (BBC’s Castaway). Enjoy a boat or road trip to see miniature fjords, enjoy a proper G&T in the distillery or get suited up in traditional Harris Tweed!
2 Golden Miles of Shimmer
Shimmering blue water and golden sands stretching over 2 miles earn Watergate Bay its place as one of the UK’s most beautiful beaches. Only 3 miles from vibrant Newquay, the beach is also one of the safest in the country with lifeguards on the look-out from mid-May to end-September. It is classified as a European Designated Beach thanks to the quality of its bathing water. Surfers and dogs are welcome all year round.
Seal Watching in Marloes Sands
If it’s less crowds, and more natural you want, then Marloes Sands is for you. This National Trust site is one of the UK’s most beautiful beaches and is only accessible by foot. The effort is well worth it with its crystal-clear water, dramatic views of its sandstone cliffs and outlying islands, rock pools and seals! Marloes is one of the best mainland sites to see Atlantic grey seals! Pups can be seen and “heard” as from end-August to end December!
Pre-historic footprints on Formby Beach
Classified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, Formby Beach is one of the UK’s most beautiful beaches and famous for its monumental dunes from which you can see the Cumbrian mountains and, on a clear day, Blackpool Tower. But that’s not all! This vast, beautiful UK beach is a hot spot for spectacular sunsets and red squirrels. Thousands of years of erosion have revealed 220 identified trails of prehistoric human and animal footprints here. Place yours there, forever to come!
West Wittering Beach
Versatile West Wittering Beach, near Chichester, is one of the UK’s most beautiful beaches. Set in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, whether it’s for hiking from the East Head Dunes or a traditional bucket and spade day out, West Wittering has it all. In addition to being one of the UK’s most beautiful beaches, its wide, sandy shore has a Blue Flag Award for cleanliness and safety. Bike from the beach into the centre of Chichester via the Salterns Way cycle path to enjoy some shopping and sightseeing.
The sky’s the limit – Holkham Beach
Once you step out of the dunes onto this vast stretch of sandy Norfolk shoreline, the sight of a seemingly endless sky is what you experience on Holkham Beach – one of the UK’s most beautiful UK beaches. Holkham Beach is a nature reserve overflowing with wildlife including thousands of pink-footed geese and larks. Its unspoilt beauty and golden sand is where Gwyneth Paltrow walked across the beach at low tide in the famous Hollywood film “Shakespeare in Love”.
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