Long Rock is a sand and pebbles beach that has a shallow gradient so a lot of water before it gets deep which makes safe family swimming. The beach sits Read more [...]
Find The Nearest Beach UK and Ireland
Planning a trip to the UK and Ireland coast and looking for where the nearest beach is, our beach lists will help you discover the nearest beach to me. Then for each beach, we will answer questions around location, rural or town, sandy or pebble, rockpools, tide times, weather forecast, dog restrictions, bathing water quality, closest beach cafes and provide general information on the beach and its facilities.
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Finding the right beach in UK and Ireland is easy – simply explore the beach links below, to find the closest hit the jump to my location compass or use the search bar to plan where your next UK and Ireland beach visit should be.
Dornoch beach is located on the Dornoch Firth adjacent to a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The beach is a long sandy beach backed by sand dunes and with rock Read more [...]
Dunraven Bay beach, also known as Southerndown Beach after the small village nearby, is a sand and pebble beach popular with families and watersports (windsurfing, surfing and kayaks). The beach Read more [...]
South Lancing Beach is located next to Lancing Beach Green a large public grass area with direct access to the beach. The beach has the usual West Sussex wooden groynes Read more [...]
New Brighton beach is a large sandy beach with views over to the Liverpool skyline. At low tide, the sand does turn into mud and so care should be taken. Read more [...]
Alum Bay lies at the western most point of the Isle of Wight and you can see the Needles quite clearly here. One of the things tourists love is the Read more [...]
Covehurst Bay, also known as Fairlight Glen beach is mainly shingle with some large boulders and patches of sand at or near low tide. This area has a lot of Read more [...]
Higher Town Bay beach is a curving sandy bay backed by sand dunes along with a landing quay at the western end. The facilities at the beach include car parking Read more [...]
Bournemouth’s East Cliff beach is situated between Bournemouth and Boscombe Piers and this is a great sandy family beach. Land train goes along promenade between the two piers. The East Read more [...]
Lee-on-Solent Beach is a shingle beach in a quiet town but does offers a lot of watersports. Whether you’re swimming, sailing, canoeing, surfing, fishing or jet skiing this beach is Read more [...]
Beesands is a quiet mile long shingle beach, backed by grassland and a freshwater lake. A sea wall protects the line of cottages and a pub that make up Beesands Read more [...]
Goodwick Sands beach has a grassy seafront area bordering the shore. This is called the Parrog and it was where the French laid down their arms after an abortive invasion Read more [...]