winter beaches

UK Coast in the Winter

Our UK beaches are stunning and dramatic places to visit in the winter.

The UK coast is not just about summer holidays, with your windbreak, bucket and spades packed away the winter (December, January, February) is not a time to ignore the coast as it provides some excellent and dramatic backdrops for walks. The British coast has miles and miles of beaches and in the winter they tend to be empty and most allow you to take your dogs.

Nothing beats walking along coast paths or flat sandy beaches on dry winter days when the tide is out. Often the winter storms bring some interesting washed-up shells, and wood and stick to the high tide line, the perfect time for scavenging and keeping the beachcombing kids happy for hours. Why not check out our top 10 UK Fossil beaches?

Our beach pages will help you identify the nearest beach and then provide you with parking details, tide times, an idea of the weather and that nearby beach cafe.

The UK’s beaches provide another level of beauty in winter that you don’t get in the other seasons. Then after there’s nothing like the promise of a post-walk ale or warming hot chocolate at a cafe or pub to finish off a great trip to the coast.

Wrap up warm and explore our great UK coastline! Not sure where to visit then check out some of our beaches near me articles.

If you have a favourite beach walk why not let everyone know by leaving a comment on our coast radar facebook page or twitter.