Travel’s coming back, and it’s time to choose your holiday destination. A costal trip in the UK is certainly a worthwhile option: sure, you have to get lucky with the weather – but with idyllic beaches, seaside towns and coastal trails, staying in the UK can be a great choice. Just make sure that you remember to book an MOT prior to your car journey to the coast! Read on to find out about the five best beaches you can visit.
1. Durdle Door, Jurassic Coast, Dorset
Durdle Door is one of the most famous beaches in the UK. Durdle Door is the name of the sublime limestone arch between two beaches: St Oswald’s Bay and Man O’War Cove. The arch is beautiful all by itself – but the beach is picturesque and rarely crowded too. With hundreds of steps down the cliff required to get there, it’s usually sparsely populated. But if you can make the trek down, it’s worth the exercise.
2. Bournemouth Beach, Bournemouth, Dorset
This beach contrasts completely with Durdle Door. With 11 miles of accessible golden sand, Bournemouth Beach is a hugely popular destination. With nearby attractions such as the Ocenarium and Fisherman’s walk, Bournemouth Beach is a fantastic holiday destination. If you time your visit right, you’ll also be there for Bournemouth Air Festival which is hosted on the beach.
3. Sennen Cove, Cornwall
This mile-long cove is nearby the UK’s most southerly point – Land’s End. And it offers a stunning beach. Beyond being a pristine sandy haven, it’s also a spot for surfing with ideal wind and waves. Situated by the traditional fishing village of Sennen, it’s well worth a visit.
4. Seven Sisters, Sussex
The landscape here is dominated by spectacular white chalk cliffs. Seven Sisters refers to the seven peaks on the surrounding cliffs and you can hike alongside this route. Accompanying this wondrous location, is a fabulous beach too. From the beach you can take in the beauty, while paddling in the sea or just simply relaxing!
5. Aberfforest Beach, Wales
This narrow beach is another hidden treasure. Located amidst a leafy part of Newport, it’s a prime spot for dolphins and bathing seals. Instead of sand, you’re met with a small slate-single beach with dramatic cliffs either side of you. The beach is accessible via a steep coastal walk, and you can also hike onwards to Fishguard or back towards beaches in Newport too.
When you think of the best beaches, you usually imagine an island paradise. But the UK offers some striking coastal retreats too. When planning your holiday, try stopping by at one of the above beaches and see for yourself!