Seven Sisters – Sussex
Towering white chalk cliffs provide a dramatic backdrop to one of the best beaches in Sussex. The Seven Sisters are named after the cliffs’ seven peaks, and their undulating terrain is perfect for the more experienced hikers among you. The rugged landscape is ideal for an active style seaside holiday spent birdwatching or swimming in the waves.
Sennen Cove – Cornwall
Close to England’s most southerly point, Land’s End, you’ll find the stunning Sennen Cove. Due to its decent swell, it is a popular location for surfers and one of the best beaches to start learning. You can even hire boards on the waterfront. If you’re lucky, you might spot playful dolphins frolicking in the waves around you!
Holkham Beach – Norfolk
Holkham beach is part of the protected Holkham nature reserve and is a beautiful infusion of sea and countryside. The white golden sands are bolstered by huge sandy dunes and pine forests supporting a wide variety of flora and fauna. One of the most unspoilt stretches of sand in the UK, Holkham consistently tops the best beaches lists. Well worth a visit, if just to watch horses playing at the water’s edge!
Mudeford Sandbank – Dorset
Dorset has many of the best beaches in the UK all along its coast, making it a long-time favoured destination for summer holidays. You can reach the Mudeford Sandbank by ferry from Mudeford Fishing Quay, where there are plenty of rockpools for crabbing. Walk along the powder-soft sand and admire the beautiful, and very expensive, coloured beach huts. Then retire to your affordable B&B in nearby Christchurch. Summer holidays don’t get better than this.
Barafundle Bay, Pembrokeshire, Wales
In the southwest corner of Wales, Pembrokeshire has the best beaches for all the typical summer activities. Still, Barafundle Bay is a bit different from most. This small sandy bay is one of the more remote stretches of seashore and is only accessible by foot. The powerful Irish sea is popular with surfers, and the sea is so blue it has been likened to the Caribbean! Unfortunately, the weather is not so reliably tropical!
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