Best Beaches in UK

Bury your feet in the sand, get a tan and cool off by the waterfront at one of UK’s best beaches. Here’s our top 10 list over family friendly and award winning beaches. And don’t forget, if you’re looking for a quick getaway to the sun you can fly to Gatwick and take the first train to Brighton. For example, a journey from Stockholm to Brighton could be done within 3 hours!

Dornoch Beach, Scotland, is a long, tranquil and sandy beach. It has also been awarded the “Seaside Award” for being a clean bathing beach.

St Andrews West Sands, Scotland, is full of activity and a popular beach with a world-famous golf course and historic university town at the background. This is a perfect place if you want to do some kite surfing or windsurfing.

Bridlington North Beach located in Yorkshire has been awarded with a Blue Flag for its great environment, water quality, safety and cleanness.

Ainsdale Beach, Southport, is the ideal place for sea activities like kitesurfing, sailing and parakiting.

Blackpool Sands Beach in Devon is perfect for families. Here you’ll find safe swimming areas and a freshwater paddling pool for small children.

Central Beach in Lincolnshire a great place for everyone – offering soft golden sand, clean water and plenty of activities.

Sennen Cove Beach, Cornwall, has unspoiled golden sand and because of the swell it’s a great place to surf. Sennen Cove has also been awarded the Blue Flag for being a family friendly beach.

Brighton is only a one hour train ride from London and is best known for its long pier with lots of seaside activities such as an amusement park, water sports, beach nightlife and much more. Brighton has two Blue Flag award winning beaches, West Street Beach and Hove Lawns.

Dawlish Warren Beach in South Devon is a popular family destination, offering great facilities and free summer entertainment.

Hive Beach in Dorset is the place to visit if you’re looking for a beach that’s not packed with people. There are also plenty of other pleasant beaches for you to enjoy in Dorset.

Have a nice beach holiday!




Filed under England, For families, Scotland, Sports & Activities

3 responses to “Best Beaches in UK

  1. I have spent 1 week in Blackpool Sands Beach in Devon when I worked in UK. I do water sports and I really enjoyed time here. I could recommend …very peaceful place.

  2. I noticed that only one beach – Sennen Cove Beach got mentioned from Cornwall. What about Looe and Talland Bay? Or is it because it’s a bay 🙂 Sometimes a bay can be better that beaches. As for Talland Bay, it more than just a beach. It’s got a very intersting peiece of history behind it see here.

    I do hope to see more Cornish beaches or bays make it in top 10 next time.

  3. siskasol

    Thank you for your tips about Looe and Talland Bay. We’ll make sure to look them up next time we write about beaches in UK.


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