The sea around the UK’s coast in the Autumn still remembers the long warm summer days and until you get the cold frosts has lots of possibilities. All too often people get to mid-September and with the darker nights and cooler days start to shy away from visiting the coast.
The daylight hours can still be warm, the beaches empty and so with a good wetsuit the surf and wind can be great!
Not sure about going into the water then don’t worry as Autumn is a great time to get stuck into some rock-pooling or why not just enjoying a stroll along the coast path and investigate some of the beaches in the smaller coves and bays.
Autumn also sees those beaches that had summer dog restrictions start to open up to allowing dogs and thus giving many more options for a dog-friendly visit, check out our list of dog friendly beaches for some ideas.
Whilst most head down to the southern tips of the British Isles like Cornwall, don’t forget we have lots of other opportunities. Why not try the Pembrokeshire, Devon and Kent coasts but with a little more ambition why not head further North to the east coasts of Norfolk, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire.
Top 6 Autumn Coast Spots
Any beach on Coast Radar is a possibility but this is our top 6 list of beaches to visit this Autumn.
- Kent – Joss Bay Beach
- Cornwall – Watergate Bay
- Wales – Rhossili Bay and the Gower
- Pembrokeshire – Freshwater West beach
- North Yorkshire – Saltburn beach
- Norfolk – Cromer
Why not leave us a comment on your favourite beach for an out of season Autumn visit.
Places to Stay
If you want something more than a day trip then the Autumn months outside of school half term offers some great rental prices. Often you can get a beach front cottage for half the price of a peak summer month.
Why not have a look at some of Sykes Cottages great deals: