Barafundle Bay, Pembrokeshire, Wales
In 2004 Barafundle Bay was listed as one of the Top 12 beaches in the world! Once a closely guarded secret known only to local residents, the idyllic beach boasts golden sand and crystal clear waters surrounded by the beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside. With gentle waves and a host of wildlife, the bay is a little piece of paradise for children and family’s alike; little wonder it took the accolade of “The UK’s Top Picnic Spot” in 2012.
There is no road access and the nearest car park is half a mile away, but it’s a walk well worth taking.
Botany Bay, Kent, England
Botany Bay is the most northerly of the 7 Broadstairs bays in Kent. This hidden gem offers over 200m of golden sand, calm seas and stunning views of white cliffs and beautiful chalk stacks. With rock pools and a host of facilities including toilets, deck-chair hire and nearby cafes, Botany Bay is an ideal family destination. You may also bump into a celebrity with the beach being a popular filming location having already appeared in many BBC and Sky productions as well as music videos and commercials.
Luskentyre Beach, South Harris (Outer Hebrides), Scotland
Harris is a beautiful island of contrasts with spectacular scenery and a unique unspoilt atmosphere. In the south of the island, Luskentyre beach has been voted Britain’s best beach and is also been said to be in the top ten beaches in the world. Famous for the miles of beautiful white sand and the gorgeous green-blue waters lapping up onto its shores, Luskentyre is an untouched shell sand bay. A truly mesmerising destination that has to be seen to be fully appreciated.
Woolacombe Beach, Devon, England
Named as the UK’s best beach and fourth best in Europe by Tripadvisor in 2015, Woolacombe Beach lies within the North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With panoramic views of Lundy Island, miles of beautiful unspoiled golden sands, unrivalled water quality and plenty of local amenities including myriad restaurants, bars, hotels and even a mini-golf course, Woolacombe is understandably an extremely popular UK holiday destination. It also holds the ‘England for Excellence Gold Award’ for best family resort.
Marloes sands, Pembrokeshire, Wales
This award winning beach located on the west coast of Pembrokeshire offers stunning seascapes, a wealth of wildlife and a huge expanse of golden sand at low tide. With rockpools, interesting rock formations and great views of Skokholm and Gateholm Island, the rock strata has divided Marloes sands up into numerous little ‘bays’ for even more privacy. There are a host of surrounding amenities meaning this beautiful location is ideal for days out or family holidays.
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