Best Uk Beaches
The Top 100 UK Beaches
The UK is an island and over the many thousand years that’s created, a wonderful selection of Beaches. You can find out more about our UK beaches by going to www.thebeachguide.co.uk
Great Britan and parts of the UK have some of the most amazing shorelines on offer – consider those in Scotland and the Isles of Scilly, for instance, these are far-flung but with the tracking – they are so remote that you will need to find a base camp or BB for a night or two, or maybe consider camping.
So here below is our little list of some of the Best Beaches to visit, however during this current time, due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) please be mindful of current government guidelines and restrictions.
- Marloes Sands – To get to Marloes Sands it’s a half-mile walk from a car park to this beautiful National Trust well looked after the managed beach, its certainly worth it for the crystal clear water and dramatic sandstone cliff tops that surround it.
- Luskentyre – Outer Hebrides – Just breathtaking wow, Luskentyre – in the Outer Hebrides is hidden at the end of a winding road on the extreme wild north-west coast of the Isle of Harris, Scotland.
This long stretch of brilliant white sand is washed by shallow, startlingly azure water, you could be mistaken for thinking it’s a desert island far from chilly Scotland.
- Lunan Bay – Lunan Bay is a stunning two-mile stretch of beach on the Angus coastline which is backed by sand dunes and overlooked by once magnificent Red Castle, a now crumbling 12th-century fortress.
The bay is famous for birdwatching and is highly popular with surfers. Simple swimming here can be very dangerous due to the strong currents.
- Portstewart Strand – The very popular and well know Portstewart Strand is a breathtaking beach Strandon the Causeway Coast, is bounded at one end by low basalt cliffs, and at the other by the famous River Bann.
You can find large sand dunes that back the two-mile-long Strand area. The waves that hit on to the beach provide good surfing, walking and general sightseeing is also popular.
- Bamburgh Beach – You will see that the stunning Bamburgh Beach is Overlooked by Bamburgh Castle, this beautiful stretch of wild coastline which offers clear seas and huge sands areas. On a nice clear day, you can see out to Lindisfarne and the far away Farne Islands, it’s well worth a visit.
- Watergate Bay, Newquay The highly popular Watergate Bay boasts two miles of golden sand backed by cliffs, where the Atlantic swells produce solid surf. The beach is well known for holidaymakers and families.
- Pentle Bay, Tresco – Well, it’s not quite the British isles, well it kinda is – but Pentle Bay, Tresco is amazing so we thought we would add it. The totally amazing bleached white sand, breathtaking emerald-and-turquoise ocean dotted with islands and impossibly blue sky is a beach to die for.
- Porthcurno, Land’s End – One of our favourites, as it’s not too far from our office. The main beach is set beneath the clifftop amazing Minack Theatre, this is so arguably the county’s most beautiful beach areas that have a backdrop onto sand dunes.
It’s a wonderful funnel of sand caught between an area know as lichen-encrusted granite cliffs. Its quite easily accessible, amazing white sand and is popular with families., and the odd nudist to appreciate it fully, it’s best at low tide when you can walk to other beaches in the bay.
- Saunton Sands – Famous for its long sandy beach Sauton Sands is a great place to enjoy the beach, famous for its super length and rolling surf, its very popular with everybody. Saunton is a whopping three-mile stretch of beach is Braunton Burrows, the beach is one of the largest sand-dune systems in Britain with amazing wildlife and sea views. It is home to a myriad of rare plants and butterflies.
- Blackpool Sands – The well known Blackpool Sands is a lovely 3-mile beach that’s south-west of the area know as Dartmouth. It’s a popular spot that has many visitors yearly. You will find this is a is this sheltered and very peaceful spot with a stone backdrop, backed by wooded hills. The beach is popular with families and locals.
- Studland Bay – The bay beach at Studland is a whopping four miles of wonderful white sand, which slopes gently into the blue waters of the sea, with a back garden of wonderful dunes and dense heathland. The best part being the northern stretch, which can be reached by a small ferry, the southern Knoll Beach is a very popular area with families, along with the odd naturist sunbather.
- West Wittering -If your travelling to West Wittering the arrival road is a long and narrow, and very often traffic-clogged road to the Witterings. When you arrive you get the feeling of remoteness. The beach is a fine and lovely stretch of sand, which overlooks the Solent, and famous Chichester harbour. It’s very popular with windsurfers and families.
- Walberswick Beach – A small but lovely remote area, with a wooden bridge leading from the small village of Walberswick to the beach location, is always busy on sunny days with families, this is a highly popular area with artists due to the amazing light that’s found here.
- Wells-Holkham Beach – A well know and an utterly vast stretch of sand, which is found midway along the north Norfolk coast. You can walk eastwards on a path through the woods that will take you to the slightly more sheltered beach at neighbouring Wells-next-the-Sea. Both beaches are very popular in summer and both offer a great day out.
- Perranporth Beach Cornwall – Well known across the UK, and Cornwall Perranporth is a great family resort area, with several miles of golden sands, attracting surfers from across the UK, sunbathers, and families. It has an array of small shops that offer holiday takeaways, you can also find a good selection of surf shops. Find out a little more here, TripAdvisor reviews of Perranporth Beach