If you are planning a holiday in the UK, you can actually find some great spots along the British shore to enjoy your beachside vacation. Here are our picks all over Britain to help you make the most of your holiday.
We’ll start with a tongue twister, Barafundle Bay in Pembrokeshire, Wales. As you can probably guess, this beach is quite secluded and not so easy to reach. In order to find it, you’ll have to walk a bit as the dune beach is actually hidden with some rocky walls and slopes. The hike and climbing will be worth the effort because the beach is stunning and clean, not to mention very private, so if you’re coming with your significant other, this beach will be perfect. Remember to bring everything you might need because there are no shops nearby.
South Bay in England’s North Yorkshire, or more precisely Scarborough, combines a beautiful sandy beach with historical sites such as Scarborough Castle. There are even old stories that the waters here have healing powers, so if you love folklore tales, this will be a great place for you. The town’s architecture resembles that of small Greek towns, so you will feel like you’re somewhere in Mediterranean Europe.
Weymouth Beach in Dorset is a typical tourist spot that offers all the comforts of a beachside vacation. This sandy beach is filled with tourists pretty much the whole year, but there is plenty of room for everyone. It is a hip place, with different attractions and events happening daily. The town is very quaint and ideal for relaxing and tuning out. This beach maybe has the strongest British vibe and you will enjoy it thoroughly.
Brighton Pebble Beach is everything you might expect from a city beach. It’s filled with cafes and offers different pastimes in case you get tired of swimming in the clean and cool water (like that ever happens). For younger generations seeking thrill and fun, the pier will provide pretty much anything you can think of in terms of excitement. Keep in mind that the promenade will also take your breath away.
Last but not least, we have Oxwich Bay in South Wales, which offers another combo of an amazing seaside and vibrant history. Pair beautiful clean sandy beaches with castles and haunted old churches (St Illtyd’s Church) and you will get a holiday to remember. If you would like to visit more populated areas as well, it’s good to know that Swansea is a short drive away.