With Britain basking in the summer heat, both locals and tourists can make a dash to the seashore. To help you settle for the best sandy beach destination, here are some top shorelines across the country.
Weymouth Beach spans 3 miles and is situated in the rural county of Dorset. The beach is characterized by soft sand and crystal clear water and attracts droves of tourists all year round. There’s a lot of entertainment for everybody to enjoy on this beach including Punch and Judy donkey rides, live music, beach volleyball championships, and summer firework displays.
Take a walk along the boulevard or on the sands with your pet during the less busy months or just bask in the sunshine on a hot day. Don’t forget your sunscreen and sunglasses. You can also enjoy spectacular views from Weymouth beach.
Oxwich Bay Beach
The Gower peninsula is home to Oxwich Bay beach which has plenty of golden sand, sea, and space for everybody, even during the summer holidays. It is an ideal spot for all types of water sports including sailing, diving, windsurfing, and water-skiing, with a slipway to the shoreline. You can also swim. Take a stroll along the great expanse of golden sand towards Three Cliffs Bay and Tor Bay. On a lower tide, you may even stroll as far away as Pobbles Bay. Facilities include:
- Car park
- Eating and drink joints
- Pets are allowed
Spectacular is even an understatement when describing this beach. The stunning Barafundle Bay is backed by sand dunes and pine trees. To access the beach, park your vehicle in the nearest car park and take a 15-minute walk over the rocky landscape. The beach features a large expanse of golden sand and clean waters. It’s often compared to a Caribbean beach. If you and your partner are looking for some ‘alone time’, consider this secluded resort. However, note that there are no facilities around so you’ll have to carry your lunch and refreshments with you.
Londoners and tourists from across the world have been flocking Brighton for beach holidays ever since the opening of the railway in 1841. Brighton beach is a pebbled resort that becomes lively during the summer. Take a walk along the boulevard and revel in the bubbly atmosphere of the beach’s restaurants, trendy bars, and cafes.
While the shoreline is full of large pebbles and cold waters, it still attracts a lot of swimmers and water sports fanatics. You can try sailing, windsurfing, and wakeboarding or just enjoy the action while sunbathing on the shore. Located on the eastern end of the shoreline is an area for naturists. It was launched in 1980 and became the first public naturist shore in Britain.
Additionally, Brighton is among the few beaches in the UK to feature traditional seaside Punch and Judy shows, a classical puppet show with plenty of slapstick scenes. You can access Brighton beach on foot or through public transportation. If you have a car, park it for a small fee in the nearest parking lot to the beachfront.
If you plan on staying in the UK for your summer holidays, you can enjoy your beach holiday in any of the aforementioned stunning beaches.