1. Pentle Bay, Scilly Isles
Pentle Bay is a beach lovers dream with white sand, clear blue sea and barely another soul to be seen.
As seen in: This stunning location has been featured in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Telegraph and Conde Naste, rating Pentle Bay as one of the finest beaches in Europe.
2. Camber Sands, Sussex
For Londoners, you will only have to travel for two hours to reach this golden sand cover beach.
Watersports fan? : Camber Sands is a popular windsurfing and kite-surfing spot and is home to the only sand dunes in East
3. Porthcurno Beach, Cornwall
Porthcurno beach is located at the bottom of our little island showcasing a beautiful seascape of blue waters and golden sand three miles fro Land’s End.
4. Durdle Door, Jurassic Coast, Dorset
Durdle door is famously known for the iconic stone archway seen across social media pages, loved by drone owners and bloggers alike.
All rounder location: This popular location has many things to offer from the clear waters for swimming to the beautiful walk along the South West Coast Path from West Lulworth enjoyed by locals and tourists from around the world!
5. Blackpool sands, Devon
Blackpool Sands is a crescent-shaped beach of coarse golden sand, backed by pine trees and the rolling South Hams countryside.
Multi-activities: Beach Cinema events, showers, organic cafe and many water sports including paddle boarding and Kayaking there’s lots to do at this tourist friendly beach.
6. Sandbanks, Dorset
Sandbanks is a small peninsula crossing the mouth of Poole Harbour. The beach is of the highest quality with fine golden sand and sparkling clean waters, perfect for a family day out at the seaside.
Award winning: Sandbanks beach is the winner of the Blue Flag award for over 30 years and is considered one of Britain's best beaches.
8. Whitley Bay, Tyneside
Whitley Bay stretches for two miles from St Mary’s Island to Cullercoats giving visitors a mix of sand and rock.
MUST SEE: St Mary’s Lighthouse is one the borough’s main attractions, having stood as a beacon along the coastline since 1898.
9. St. Bees, Cumbria
Stretching from South Head to Seamill lane, St Bees beach consists of a long shingle bank which slopes down to an sea of golden sand.
While you’re there : The RSPB nature reserve on Saint Bees Head which is home to a range of seabirds
11. Barafundle Bay,
A small bay backed by dunes and pine tree with swathes of golden sand and crystal clear waters. The broad-crescent beach is accessible by foot through woodland and grassy dunes along a short trail from Stackpole Quay.
Green Coast Award 2019 & Seaside Award 2019
10. Holkham Beach, Norfolk
The beach at Holkham is one of the most unspoilt and beautiful stretches of sand in the country. Behind the shoreline lies a semi-circular basin, which, at very high tides, rapidly fills to form a spectacular shallow lagoon.
“Four miles of white-gold sand, with shells to collect and pine woods to explore.”
- The Times
Fun fact: The actress Gwyneth Paltrow walked across Holkham sand at low tide during the closing scenes of the film ‘Shakespeare in Love’.
12. Whitesands Beach, Pembrokeshire
Overlooked by the imposing craggy hill of Carn Llidi, this wide expanse of fine white sand curves north towards the remote rocky headland of St Davids Head.
The best surfing beaches: The surf ‘break’ is at the northern end and on busy days there are canoeists, surfers and bodyboarders competing for the best waves.
14. UIG BEACH, ISLE
OF LEWIS, SCOTLAND
Uig Beach lies on the south western side of the Isle of Lewis and is one of the largest beach areas. The landscape here is hillier, and more dramatic than elsewhere on Lewis, with its combination of myriad islets, wild cliff scenery and patches of pristine golden sand.
13. Three Cliffs Bay, Wales
Three Cliffs Bay beach offers a wilder experience. Picture a spectacular shoreline of sand dunes, salt marsh and of course, the signature three limestone cliffs. A particularly photogenic part of the Gower Coast Path and a great spot to stop for a picnic.
15. Scarista Beach, Isle of Harris,
Scarasta beach with boasts miles of golden sands and looks out into the open Atlantic Ocean. There is a wide expanse of sand and dunes between the main road and the beach.
Sight to see: Scarista Beach is without doubt one of the finest on the Isle of Harris for many reasons, one being the wildflower-carpeted meadows which spill down to the beach and the array of wildlife.
16. Machir Bay, Islay, Scotland
Machir Bay often referred to as Kilchoman Beach or Machrie, sporting two kilometres of picturesque sandy beach with grassy track. Machir Bay is one of the best sandy beaches on Islay's Atlantic West Coast making it perfect for beach walks.