The United Kingdom is no doubt one of the most wonderful places to travel. This country is enriched with breathtaking natural beauty and you must visit the UK once in your life.
Today in this post am going to list top 10 beaches of the UK. Yes, it’s true that some of the most exotic beaches are situated in the Caribbean islands but there are many great beaches located in the UK too.
The UK has the 12th longest coastline in the world measuring about 19,491 miles. There will be more than hundreds of small and big beaches all over the coastline and 10 of the top beaches are featured in this list.
If you are tired of traveling to Hawaiian and Caribbean islands or don’t have a budget to explore the beaches abroad you can visit these beaches and trust me you will love these places. Before moving further, make sure that you have all the travel gear, or you can buy those from a top UK store and have it repacked and shipped to your address by using a parcel consolidation service. Let’s stop babbling and have a look at this list of top 10 beaches in the UK.
Whatever the things required for a perfect beach day, all you will find it at Bournemouth. Almost 11 miles of golden sand make this place one of the best beaches in Europe.
The climate of Bournemouth is unique and it is one of the fewest places having the warmest sea temperature. Thus if you want to experience a great sunbath, Bournemouth will be a perfect place.
Bournemouth does not have only sand, crystal clear sea-water, rich marine life and the bright sun, it has more than that. Relax in the beach huts, enjoy mouth-watering foods and give a try to multiple water sports.
No, the list is not over, Bournemouth offers more.
Bournemouth beach hosts many festival and events throughout the year and the annual air festival is one of the major attractions of this paradise. The Bournemouth air festival occurs every August and offers many flying attractions for four days. October is the time for the fantastic sea festival and if there is a lot to enjoy for everybody.
Places to explore in Bournemouth Beach:
- Russell-Cotes Museum and Art Gallery
- Lower Gardens
- Buncombe Gardens
- St Peters Church
- Shelly Theaters
- Tree house Play
Watergate Bay, New quay
Watergate is not big as Bournemouth but its wide 3 miles beach is filled with smooth golden sand makes it a perfect destination for the beach lovers.
Don’t hesitate to jump over the swimming party in the crystal clear sea water. Watergate is one of the most loved places for the surfers, water sports lovers, and kite surfers.
You can reach this exotic place by driving just 15 minutes from New quay. No matter which age group you belong, this place is for everyone and you must walk along the beach sand and enjoy its rich beach life once if you haven’t visited this place before.
Places to visit in Watergate Bay, New quay:
- Surf Academies
- Cornwall Aviation Centre
- Bare-Feet Coaster
- the Whiskers
- Jungle’s Jack
- the Japanese Garden
Saunton Beach is one of the fewest places enriched with untouched natural beauty. The beach is stretched three miles long making it one of the largest sand dune systems in the UK. Saunton beach is rich in natural vegetation and is home to many rare plants and butterflies.
Saunton is also the hottest destination for the longboarders and surfers due to its clean sea water and consistent waves. This is the place for many luxury hotels and shopping malls, thus it has almost everything to please everyone in the family including the little ones too.
- Pete Caswell Gallery
- Saunton Golf Club
- British Surfing Museum
- Hunter Surf School
- Morte Point Trail
- Marwood Gardens
Luskentyre, Outer Hebrides
Luskentyre is placed on miles of white sand and awesome blue and green water. Its natural beauty makes it one of the most spectacular beaches in the UK.
You can call it the Whitehaven of the UK. Luskentyre is settled at the northern side of Traigh and the area consists vast composite of white sand dunes. Take a long walk through the long sandy beach and fill your soul with a stunning view of the sky, sea and the Harris Mountains.
This beach has been featured in the list of UK’s best beaches by many travel blogs and agencies. You will get the best scenery at Luskentyre including vast sand dunes, open sea, Taransay Island, white beach, rich sea life, untamed locations and more. Do walking, cycling or hill walking to explore the Luskentyre beach.
Places to visit in Luskentyre, Outer Hebrides:
- St Clement Church
- Holmasaig Gallery
- Finsbay Gallery
- Golf Club
Ainsdale beach has been awarded for best beach management services several times and I think this could be a great reason to visit this place.
Ainsdale is located between Formby and Southport. This wide stretch of golden sand is recommended as one of best beaches of North West of England and is the only beach to be awarded Blue Flag. This stunning beach also has been awarded Quality Coast Award ensuring clean water, safe environment and availability of necessary facilities.
Places to explore in Ainsdale, Merseyside:
- Southport Park
- Formby Point
- Railway Village
- The Atkinson
- Freshfield Squirrel Reserve
Suffolk, Southwold Pier Beach
The Suffolk offers a lot for everybody and you can enjoy with your whole family here. There are cafes, shops, restaurants, arcades, water sports and many more to entertain everybody.
Walk along the beautiful sand dunes or roam around the narrow streets to explore the nearby places. You will find several antique shops and boutiques nearby. Enjoy the local foods or taste the cuisine at the nice restaurants to feed yourself with the quality foods and beverages.
Places to visit in Suffolk:
- Alfred Corry Museum
- South-wold Lighthouse
- South-wold Pier
- St Edmund’s Church
St Ives was a historic fishing town and now this place has many great resorts making it one of the favorites places for the travelers and wanderers.
St Ives is known for its irregular shaped and stunning coastlines. If you want to explore more beaches in one place, St Ives will be the perfect destination. There are multiple beaches there in St Ives such as Lambeth Walk Beach, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives Harbour Beach, Porthminster Beach, Porthgwidden Beach, Clodgy Point Beach, Carbis Bay and many more.
Places to explore in St Ives:
- The Blue Bramble
- Leach Pottery
- Barbara Hepworth Museum
- Cornwall Coast Path
- St Ives Church
- Barnoon Cemetery
Sanna Bay, Scotland
Sanna Bay is located at the most western part of the mainland Britain. Sanna Bay is gifted with marvelous white shell sand and clear blue ocean water.
Sanna bay has an abundance of rich marine life. Dolphins and whales can be spotted easily while on the other hand, you can easily view other sea creatures including Rhum, Otters, Eigg and Much.
Sanna Bay is a something like heaven for the butterflies. Here you can find butterflies of different species and colors too. The best place to watch many seabirds and experience nature. Walk along the sand dunes; watch the beautiful sunset and lose yourself in its rich marine system.
Places to visit in Sanna Bay:
- Ardnamurchan point
- Aros Park
- Mull Museum
- Tobermory Distillery
- Mull Aquarium
- Glengorm Wildlife Project
- Tobermory Golf Course
According to TripAdvisor users, Woolacombe Bay is one of the best beaches in the UK. What do you think this honor is not enough? Hold on, this beach has been honored with the 4th best beaches in Europe and ranked 13th in the world.
The three miles long beach is enriched with great sea life and diversity. You will find milky white horses wandering on the golden sands almost at any time of the day.
No matter if you are an ocean lover, dog walker, sun worshipper, bodyboarder or a castle maker, there is much space for everyone.
Places to visit in Woolacombe:
- Woolacombe surf center
- Hunter surf school
- Monte point trail
- Baggy point
- Croyde cinema
- St Nicholas Chapel
The Bamburgh beach is a place something like you have heard in fairy tales. The castle at the coastline makes this beach mesmerizing.
The Bamburgh castle is one of the most iconic castles in the UK and you must visit this place once in your life. This place is very rich in natural vegetation and more than 500 species of different plants, rodents, insects, birds found here.
- Bamburgh Castle
- Bamburgh Castle golf club
- St Bamburgh Church
- Farne Islands
- St Mary Church
- Slate Horse Riding Center
- Belford History Museum
Every part of this world is gifted with unique natural beauty and if you are planning to roam the UK this time then you must visit the places mentioned in this list of top 10 beaches in the UK.
If you are from the UK or other European countries then you can easily visit these places within few hours but if are from just other continents you may have to spend more and travel more.