The best beaches in the UK for a perfect summer holiday

Bournemouth Beach
Written by Nigel Simpkins

If you live in the UK you may think that you have to travel abroad in order to find some of the best beaches in the world but this is not actually the case. There are many beautiful beaches that are located all around the UK. The next time that you are planning a stay-cation be sure to check out one of these top 5 beaches in the UK.

Bournemouth Beach, Dorset

Bournemouth Beach was voted the best in the UK and also made the top 5 European beaches. The beach stretches for eleven miles and most of it is comprised of golden sand. It is fairly close to the town centre and all the amenities that can be found here. Dorset is well known for its clean, sandy beaches and there are many other similar beaches in the area that you can visit as well as Bournemouth, such as Weymouth.

St Brelade’s Bay, Jersey

St Brelade’s Bay, kettle mag

The beach at St Brelade’s is one of the most family friendly in all of the Channel Islands. There are a number of cafes and restaurants nearby and it is possible to easily spend the whole day here. The beach is very sandy and children will love making sandcastles and paddling in the sea. The beach also has the sun on it for most of the day and this makes it a popular spot for those who are looking to top up their tans.

Fistral Beach, Cornwall

Fistral Beach

Fistral Beach is considered to be one of the best beaches in Europe for surfing and this is the main attraction of the beach. You are sure to have a great time here whether you want to try surfing for yourself or if you are just happy to sit and watch everyone else having a go. It is the perfect place to relax while discovering the New UK Slots that are on offer. It is shadier than other beaches because it is backed by cliffs and this is another reason why it is so popular with families with young children.

Brighton Beach, Sussex

Brighton Beach

Many people choose to visit Brighton as a day trip just so they can spend some time on the beach. The pier has recently been fully restored and there is plenty in here that will keep you entertained for quite a while. It is also close to The Lanes and so there may be an opportunity to get some shopping in at the same time. The beach stretches out for several miles and so whatever part of Brighton you are staying in, you are not going to be too far from the beach.

Rhossili Bay, Wales

Rhossili Bay

Rhossili Bay has been voted the best beach in Wales and is very popular for water sports. Sports such as surfing and windsurfing take place here on a daily basis and you are able to try these out if you wish. If relaxing is more your thing then you can simply lay back and watch the world go by. If you want to venture off the beach then there are cliff tops trails that you can follow which give great views over the bay. You may even be able to see dolphins and whales out at sea on a clear day.