1 – WOOLECOMBE BEACH / DEVON
The clearest, bluest beaches in England reminding us the beaches in Spain, Greece or Turkey, are located in the south west of the country. Woolecombe, 3-mile-long sandy beach, is located at north of Devon. This montrously large and beautiful sandy makes you say, ‘Wow, Is this really England?’ It is also very enjoyable for children to play with the waves on the award-winning beach, which is also preferred by surfers and kitesurfers.
2 – CROYDE BAY BEACH / DEVON
Croyde Bay beach is located right next to Woolecombe Beach and stands out for its more sheltered and compact structure. Croyde Bay Beach, which has an immaculate and azure sea like Woolecombe, is especially preferred by families with children due to its hiking routes, seaside hotels and restaurants. Devon beaches are about a five-hour drive from London.
3 -ST. IVES / CORNWALL
Among all the beaches of Cornwall region, St. Ives is the most popular one with its golden sandy beaches, each facing different directions. Portminster, which is the first beach you come across when you come to St. Ives by train or bus, is the most preferred beach in this region with its stylish villas and sheltered structure surrounded by a lush ambience. It is a beautiful beach perfect for families. There are lots of facilities and excellent hiring service for deckchairs at reasonable rates. Safe swimming from lovely sandy beach that shelves quickly so ideal for keen swimmers.
4 – FISTRAL BEACH / CORNWALL
Located in Newquay, Cornwall, Fistral Beach is one of the world’s top surfing destinations, backed by high cliffs and sand dunes. Fistral is the playground for hundreds of enthusiasts who flock to the beach to get a fix of the big waves. All the big UK surf competitions take place here including the Famous Night Surf, Boardmasters Surf Championships, National Surf Championships, the Groms plus many more. The beach is breathtaking. Clean, safe, spacious and totally unspoilt. There are cafes, restaurants and shops as well.. A perfect day out with friends and families. Cornwall’s sandy beaches are about a five-hour drive from London.
5 – BOURNEMOUTH BEACH / DORSET
Welcome to seven miles of award-winning beaches! Nestled beneath a magnificent cliff line, Bournemouth Beach enjoys its own micro-climate, some of the warmest sea temperatures in the UK and stunning views of the Isle of Wight and the Purbecks. Bournemouth has five Blue Flag beaches – Alum Chine, Durley Chine, Fisherman’s Walk, Manor Steps and Southbourne. Bournemouth is also well known for its great variety of hotels, guest houses and B&Bs options situated along our stunning coastline.
6 – BRIGHTON BEACH / SUSSEX
One of the UK’s most famous beaches, Brighton Beach is a pebbly beach with certified Blue Flag waters a 4-mile promenade that buzzes with life in all seasons. Brighton Beach is not only popular for swimming and watersports such as windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and wakeboarding, but also the lively seaside vilage atmosphere. There’s a Victorian pier nearby and a traditional fairground along with cafes, restaurants, fish and chips and beach clubs. Next to the pier is the Sea Life Centre which is probably the oldest aquarium in the world.
7 – WEST MERSEA BEACH / ESSEX
When you travel from the south to the east of England, the sea gets blurry due to the tides. Located south-east of Colchester in Essex, Mersea Island attracts a lot of visitors with its colourful beach huts which makes the Island one of the most instagrammable places in the UK. Since the only road to the Island is closed when the tide covers the Strood, you should check the tide times before planning a trip to Mersea Island.
8 – CLACTON ON SEA / ESSEX
Clacton on Sea is about 1.5 hours drive from London, an ideal destination for families with children who want to combine beach pleasure with a funday at giant refurbished amusement park on the pier. Holland on Sea, located very close to Clacton On Sea, the largest city on the Essex coastline, is more preferred by residents. Clacton On Sea can also be reached by train from London Liverpool Street Station.
9 – WELLS NEXT THE SEA BEACH / NORTH NOLFOLK
As we travel a little further to north from the south-east of England, we come across the Norfolk coast, where there are many hotels and campsites. Besides Cromer Beach and Hunstanton, Wells Next the Sea Beach, which stands out with its colorful beach huts, is very popular with its isolated sandy beach among pine trees.
10 – BLACKPOOL BEACH / LANCASHIRE
Located in the north west of the country, Blackpool Beach is the closest beach for the residents of the north England. Being a complete resort town, Blackpool is also the only British beach resort to boast three fabulous piers, many hotels, game rooms, cafes, restaurants and amusement parks. The 7-mile-long sandy beach is completely sandy, offering a suitable ambience for families with children.