Best Beaches in the UK
We've heard a heatwave is coming and that is like music to our ears! Get us to the beach!
You don't have to be somewhere far away in the Indian ocean to experience some beautiful beaches! The UK has plenty of beautiful beaches to discover and what better time to visit them than during a heatwave in the Easter holidays.
1. Holkham Beach- Norfolk
We could not compile a list of beautiful beaches without including the one closest to Robert & Son HQ! Holkham beach stretches for miles, with beautiful sand dunes and woodlands to explore its easy to spend a day here. We like to walk from Holkham to Wells-next-the-sea and stop for a coffee while watching the boats come into the harbour before we head back for a roast at the Victoria! Each year the Queens horses head to Holkham for a 'holiday' and swim in the sea.
2. Lulworth Cove- Dorset
Nestled in the village of Lulworth. The cove was formed over 10,000 years ago and continues to evolve as the sea erodes the soft chalk that is typical of Dorset beaches. Its a great place for paddle boarding!
The ideal place to visit if you have some budding surfers in your family! Known as one of the top 10 surf spots in the UK you are sure to catch some knarly waves at this beach. Relax on the sand or go exploring for wildlife in the heather covered sand dunes.
4. Mwnt Beach, Wales
Mwnt Beach is one of the few places in the UK where visitors can spot wild bottle-nose dolphins at play, it was also voted one of the best picnic spots in the UK. With views like this we can see why!
5. Castlerock- Londonderry, Northern Ireland
This small beach is ideal for wildlife lovers, here you can spot seals and plenty of porpoises feeding. The dunes run up to a National Trust bird sanctuary and are themselves a haven for small animals.
6. Bosahan Cove- Cornwall
There are three ways to reach this idyllic little sandy beach and none of them involve a car. The most obvious is via the coast path, although it is at least a mile's walk. Another alternative for those with the means is to come by boat. The other option is to walk down through the Bosanan Estate if it is open.
7. Worbarrow Bay- Dorset
Worbarrow Bay has a very rich history, in 1943 villagers were forced to abandon their homes to make space for a military training area. Take a walk through the village on your way down to the bay where you can learn more about the history. The bay it self has very blue water and golden sands, access is limited as the area is still used by the army but visitors can normally visit at weekends and public holidays.
8. Watergate Bay, Newquay
Watergate Bay sits in two miles of golden sands backed by cliffs and caves, ideal for little explorers. For wildlife lovers its also a great place to spot Peregrine Falcons and Fulmars circling overhead.
9. Porthcurno, near Lands End
Porthcurno has incredibly fine white sand and it very popular with families. Its best at low tide as you can walk to other beaches along the bay.
10. Blackpool Sands- Devon
Three miles south-west of Dartmouth is this sheltered and peaceful crescent of fine shingle, backed by wooded hills. It's popular with families, and a great spot for swimming with its turquoise waters that are clean and usually calm.
What is your favourite beach in the UK? Let us know in the comments! If you head to the beach this weekend don't forget to take your Robert & Son Shorts!