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Best UK Beach Destinations – Plan Your Perfect Beach Holiday

By Preetha Manivelan - September 4, 2020
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You can’t be unhappy while you are sitting on a beach with waters gently touching your feet. Have you ever experienced this or wanting to experience such a feeling? Then it’s time that you plan your beach holiday. And in the UK, you will get a unique beach experience. Whether you are looking for a family-friendly beach destination or a romantic beach experience or a beach getaway with friends or looking for a place to do the best watersport activities, the UK has got a lot of options. Out of all the beach destinations that the UK houses, make sure you choose the best from the list.

Top beach destinations in the UK

But wait. What are the top beach destinations to visit in the UK? Curious to know? To help you crack this question, we have come up with the top 10 UK beach destinations that should be included in your must-visit list on your UK holiday.

  1. Porthcurno Beach
  2. Rhossili Bay
  3. Luskentyre Beach
  4. Blackpool Sands
  5. Durdle Door
  6. Chesil Beach
  7. Whitby Sands

1. Porthcurno Beach

Porthcurno Beach is one of the beautiful beach destinations in the UK with its turquoise-blue waters. This beach is small yet spellbinding. Being located in a breathtaking cove, this beach gives an amazing sight to behold and serves as the best family-friendly beach destination. For stay, you have some B&Bs located nearby or some of the top resorts in the UK.

Highlights near Porthcurno Beach: Minack Theatre, Telegraph Museum Porthcurno, Amanda Richardson Art Gallery, Land’s End Landmark.
Average sea temperature: 17°C
Dogs allowed? Yes, but there is a ban from 1st July to 31st August.

Porthcurno Beach
Photo by Charisse Kenion on Unsplash

2. Rhossili Bay

Rhossili Bay is one of the top beaches in the UK or we can call it 3 miles of amazingly looking coastline. And on the cliffs of the beach, you would be able to spot some unique birds for you to click pictures and bring out the photographer in you. It is also a perfect place for walkers, surfers and people who wants to witness some amazing views of nature and waters!

Highlights near Rhossili Bay: National Trust Rhossili Shop, Three Cliffs Bay, Millennium Coastal Park.
Average sea temperature: 16°C
Dogs allowed? Dog friendly all year round.

Rhossili Bay
Photo by Kaijia on Unsplash

3. Luskentyre Beach

What an amazing view it is to see a long stretch of white sand and an attractive combination of green and blue waters! Luskentrye Beach is one of the UK’s best beach destinations where you can get lost in the waters and rediscover yourself. Not just the watersports, but you also have some activities including hill walking and cycling.

Highlights near Luskentyre Beach: Calanais Standing Stones, Calanais Visitor Centre, Blackhouse.
Average sea temperature: 14°C
Dogs allowed? Seasonally dog friendly.

Luskentyre Beach
Photo by Petia Koleva on Unsplash

4. Blackpool Sands

Blackpool Sands – Perfect for a family day out and city-break! You can spend some time peacefully on the beach and chill out in the village nearby. The waters on this beach are clear enough that you would be able to spot the pebbles inside them and surely would tempt you to take a dive.

Highlights near Blackpool Sands: Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle, Fast Rabbit Farm Gardens, Dart Harbour.
Average sea temperature: 17°C
Dogs allowed? Seasonally dog friendly.

Blackpool Sands
Photo by Luke Ellis-Craven on Unsplash

5. Durdle Door

Oh! Look at the rock formations on this beach! Looks amazing, right? That’s why people love visiting this place and Durdle Door remains to be one of the fascinating formations in the country. Durdle Door is basically an arch that stands between the two beaches, St Oswald’s Bay and Man O’War Cove. While you are there, don’t miss climbing on this cliff and witness an amazing sunset and fall short of words to describe its beauty.

Highlights near Durdle Door: Lulworth Cove, Jurassic SUP & Fitness Ltd, Stair hole, Wareham Saxon Wall Walk.
Average sea temperature: 13°C
Dogs allowed? Allows dogs all year round.

Durdle Door
Photo by Andrew Hutchison on Unsplash

6. Chesil Beach

Apart from just being a beach destination, this place also is a World Heritage Site. This 18-mile long stretch of clear waters and whitish orange sand is one of the worth visiting places in the UK and, especially if you are looking for an exciting beach getaway. Here, you would surely feel like pressing the pause button and feeling the beach vibe for some more time. That’s how rugged and beautiful, the Chesil Beach is!

Highlights near Chesil Beach: Chesil Beach Visitor Centre, Moonfleet Adventure Sailing, Castletown D-Day Centre, Fathom and Blues.
Average sea temperature: 16°C
Dogs allowed? Allows dogs all year round.

Chesil Beach
Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash

7. Whitby Sands Beach

Whitby Sands Beach is one of the best UK beach destinations and perfect for a great escapade. Being located in the heart of North Yorkshire, this place is quite easily accessible. If you are planning a family getaway, then this is one beach that you should consider visiting. Here, you can also enjoy activities like sailing, swimming and surfing.

Average sea temperature: 15°C
Dogs allowed? Dogs aren’t allowed in summer.

Whitby Sands
Photo by Jude Smart on Unsplash

That’s everything about a beach holiday in the UK. Don’t you think it’s an injustice to not visit these beaches and set your footprints there? Imagine you are spending your summer holiday nights or winter holiday afternoons in any of these beaches and getting some vitamin-SEA. Sounds amazing, right?

Now check out the Pickyourtrail website and book your UK holiday right away to these amazing beach destinations. Customise the package with your choices of beaches to visit. In case you have any query, feel free to reach out to us via Whatsapp.

Happy holiday-ing!

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