Top 10 Beaches to See in Britain

| August 15, 2013 | Comments

There’s still time to soak up a bit of sun and sea on the beach this summer, even in Britain. While it’s famous for its unpredictable weather, the UK is home to some of Europe’s most beautiful beaches. These are our top 10 Beaches to see in Britain this summer.

Get to them quickly while the weather’s still nice!

watergate bay

Top 10 Beaches to See in Britain

Watergate Bay, Cornwall

First on our list is a small but spectacular Cornish surfing beach, situated between Padstow and Newquay. Watergate Bay is the perfect destination for lovers of any kind of water sports – seasoned professionals and enthusiastic beginners alike.

South Bay, Scarborough

Soft sand, calm water and a strip of rainbow coloured beach huts: Scarborough’s busiest beach has it all. This beach gets tons of sun and is handily close to the city centre for restaurants, shops and attractions.

West Wittering, Sussex

The gorgeous expanse of sand at West Wittering sets it head and shoulders above the rest of Britain’s beaches when it comes to sandcastle building or sunbathing.

Brighton Beach

Brighton (23)

Arguably Britain’s most famous and best loved seaside spot, Brighton’s pebbled shores are the perfect place for the cosmopolitan sun seeker. Home to many an edgy student you’ll want to look the part in Brighton, so don’t forget your sunnies before you hit the picturesque pier. Go for a pair of designer aviators – available at Red Hot Sunglasses – for extra style marks this summer.

Filey Bay, North Yorkshire

Looking for some outstanding beach scenery? Look no further than this sandy safe haven, which was once the home of a giant Butlin’s Holiday Camp!

Formby, Merseyside

This beautiful beach is the perfect place for a young family to while away the afternoon. Drag the little ones on a well signposted walk through the woods; capture their hearts with a glimpse of a relatively tame red squirrel or two, run up and down the sand dunes and end on the beach with a swim and an ice cream. Be sure to bring a jumper though. It’s cold.


Priory Bay, Isle Of Wight

This privately-owned beach can be accessed via the Priory Bay Hotel, which has an oyster bar offering amazing sea views – a top choice for those who like a literally luxury with their seaside jaunts.

Sandwood Bay Beach, Sutherland

Owned and managed by the John Muir Trust, the future of this sparkling sandy beach is assured.

Holy Island, Northumberland

Feeling reflective? Visit the birthplace of Christianity in Britain, stroll through miles of deserted sand and watch out for rare wildlife.

Skegness, Licolnshire

Foam @ Skegness, Lincolnshire

Last but not least is the most down to earth seaside on the planet. Central Beach, Skegness is the perfect place for a classic day at the beach: a ride on a donkey is optional, fish and chips are not.

What are your top 10 Beaches to See in Britain?

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