Climping beach as with many along the Sussex coast has pebbles at high tide and is divided by wooden groynes. But at low tide, a huge expanse of dark, fine, Read more [...]
The United Kingdom (UK) coast covers over 19,491 miles or 13,000 km including the islands with in excess of 1400 accessible beaches.
Nowhere in the UK is the coastline more than seventy miles away making the country an ideal spot for those of us who love beaches, seaside towns, bays, peninsulas, headlands, islands and coves. There are over one thousand islands to be visited but only two hundred and ninety of them are permanently inhabited. The UK coast offers places of outstanding natural beauty and endless leisure and lifestyle attractions whether it's a few hours of walking, a day on the beach, short break or a holiday.
Explore the best beaches and wonderful coastline of the regions in the United Kingdom by clicking on the individual regions/states to the right or have a look at one of the UK's Blue Flag Beaches and explore the area surrounding it. Each beach is shown along with nearby attractions, accommodation and places to eat and shop.
A quick overview of coastal regions we think you must see: Brighton, Kent, Isle of Wight, Cornwall, Beachy Head.
Brighton's Long Beach and the coastline of Kent are popular with locals for their sophistication whereas the Yorkshire coast, the Isle of Wight and Cornwall shoreline are all preferred by tourists. The wildness of those areas attract ornithologists and those who just want to see Puffins and seals. Fishermen's villages and pubs are a big attraction as are the White Cliffs of Dover and Beachy Head.
Even more rugged and majestic is the Scottish coast but, if you are into milder climates and leisurely resorts the shores of Wales will be best. The Channel Islands (Guernsey, Jersey and Sark) are famous for coastal countryside, shopping and megalithic ruins with Jersey being one of the best spots in the UK for hiking and exquisite cuisine.
Huttoft Beach, also known as Moggs Eye Beach is an unspoilt, sandy beach with a wide sandy area that slopes steeply down into the sea. This beach is surrounded by Read more [...]
Seaham Beach is a long stretch of sand sitting beneath grassy cliffs and is part of the Durham Heritage Coast. The beach is also referred to as Seaham North beach Read more [...]
Morfa Bychan beach near Pendine is a sandy beach with safe bathing and some rock pools to explore. The beach is surrounded by limestone cliffs and caves, and looks out over Carmarthen Read more [...]
Robin Hoods Bay is a small fishing hamlet situated on the Yorkshire Heritage Coast just south of Whitby. The bay is located on a steep hill and marks the end Read more [...]
Cattersty Sands and Skinningrove beach are split by a pier. You need to move away from the car park to the other side of the pier where you will fine Read more [...]
Black Cliff beach, sandy beach stretching between Hayle Towans and Mexico Towans. Sheltered by cliffs and backed by dunes. You often get some large areas of shallow water near the Read more [...]
Littlehampton West Beach is on the opposite side of the River Arun from the town centre. You can either walk across the bridge from the main Littlehampton family east beach Read more [...]
Elmer Sands beach is pebbles and wooden groynes at high tide but when the tide goes out the beach becomes a flat compact sand. Excellent family beach for all ages, Read more [...]
Ross Back Sands is 3 miles of sandy quiet beach with dunes that sticks out between Holy Island and Budle Bay. Can be very windy due to is exposed position Read more [...]
The East Beach at Selsey in West Sussex is a pebble beach on either side of the RNLI lifeboat station. Selsey is situated on a peninsula jutting out into the Read more [...]
Holland-on-sea beach is a sandy beach to the east of Clacton. A sandy beach with some sea defences. Holland-on-sea beach is less busy than the main Clacton beaches but only Read more [...]