When 2020 began, you might’ve been planning a trip to Copacabana or Bondi, but the reality is lots of us are having to settle for Skegness rather than Santa Monica. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a trip to one of the many beautiful beaches on the British Isles (if yours and your destination’s local lockdown guidelines permit it, that is). Here are some of our favourites:
Marloes Sands, Wales – The Pembrokeshire coast is famous for its almost impossible beauty with rugged landscapes punctuated by beautiful, clean beaches. Marloes Sands is a jewel in the crown and will not disappoint.
Kearvaig Bay, Scotland – One for the more intrepid explorer, Kearvaig Bay sits at the top of mainland Scotland. Those who make the long trip will be rewarded with a beautiful sandy beach alongside towering cliffs.
Sandbanks, England – Mostly famous for its expensive properties and for being (until recently) home to national treasure, Harry Redknapp, Sandbanks offers beautiful beaches, clean water and some great water sports. Smashing.
Cromer, England – Cromer might not be able to compete with the heavyweights of Pembrokeshire for visual beauty, but this resort has a beautiful stretch of pebbly shore and a fantastic pier. Don’t forget to try Cromer crab if you make the trip.
Benone Beach, Northern Ireland – Northern Ireland boasts some of the most beautiful, rugged shorelines you could wish to see. At Benone Beach, there’s seven miles of sandy beach to enjoy. Top tip: take a kite!
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