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Best Beach Destinations Close to Home

It’s looking likely that we’ll have to stay close to home these holidays, but don’t be disappointed! With nearly 18,000 km of coastline, Great Britain has the best beach destinations to visit this summer. Smell the sea, feel the sky, let your soul and spirit fly!

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Porthcurno Beach

Described by some as being a paradise, Porthcurno Beach, in the far west of Cornwall, has won many best beach destinations awards, and it’s no wonder. It’s an oasis of natural beauty with gorgeous powdery white, turquoise sea and high cliffs on both sides providing shelter from the waves. The large beach is popular with families and only 3.2 miles from Britain’s most southerly landmark, Land’s End. Visit the famous Minack open theatre, which stages theatrical performances throughout the summer or go diving among the wrecked ships off Lamorna Cove.

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Chesil Beach – Weymouth

Chesil Beach is a pebble beach stretching 18 miles across the exciting and elemental Jurassic coast. It’s one of the best beach destinations for walking, fishing, bird watching, and watersports. Hunt for fossils amongst the shingle and then head to the nearby town of Weymouth to explore the quaint little shops and restaurants along the colourful Georgian esplanade.

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Bude – Cornwall

Bude has long been one of the best beach destinations in north Cornwall. There are two main beaches, Summerleaze and Crooklets, perfect for playing in the sand, surfing or watersports. There’s something for everyone in Bude. Romantic couples could visit the Grade II listed castle overlooking the Summerleaze dunes and families will love the semi-natural sea pool, which offers safe swimming for even the littlest ones.

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Anglesey Island

Anglesey is a small island off the north-west coast of wales, connected to the mainland by bridge.  A place of unparalleled beauty and fantastic adventures, Anglesey is a historic island full of character. Its stunning landscapes and unspoilt coastlines will inspire you. Its picturesque towns and villages are just waiting to be explored. Anglesey is among the best beach destinations to get away from it all and taste the sea air. But most of all, Anglesey is a place to get out and have fun!

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Deal – Kent

Deal in Kent is one of the UK’s best-kept secret. This hidden gem is located in White Cliffs Country, the garden of England, perfect for seaside holidays. The Deal Pier sets the stage for quintessential English seaside holidays. Tie on your spotted handkerchief, grab a 99 and admire a view that hasn’t changed in 100 years. With its pastel-coloured architecture and bustling high street shops, the town centre is a must for picking up souvenirs and trinkets. What more could you want from one of Britain’s best beach destinations?

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