Holiday In England – Where Are The Best Beaches?

By on September 29, 2015

Who doesn’t like a holiday with a lot of time relaxing or getting up to fun activities on a nice sandy beach?  However, before you book that holiday to Spain or somewhere else abroad; it is worth considering a beach holiday closer to home.  There are many great beaches to be found up and down the country.  To help give you some ideas of where to go on your next beach holiday we have listed five of the best.

Woolacombe Beach, Woolacombe, North Devon

Woolacombe Beach, Woolacombe, North Devon

Winner of the prestigious Trip Advisor best beach award in February of this year (2015), Woolacombe Beach sits between Baggy Point and Morte Point in North Devon.  It is three miles of pristine, beautiful golden sandy beach and is famous for its second-to-none facilities and clean and clear water.  Whether you want to catch some rays or ride the waves or anything else aquatic or beach orientated; you can do it at Woolacombe Beach.  The village itself of Woolacombe is a wonderful place to visit and take a wander round when you want a change from the beach.  There are lots of great restaurants and pubs and Woolacombe Holiday Parks offers first rate family accommodation close to the award winning beach.

Porthminster Beach, St Ives, Cornwall

Porthminster Beach, St Ives, Cornwall

Porthminster Beach is the second largest beach in St Ives and was awarded a Blue Flag in 2011.  As the water is normally very calm and clear it is perfect for safe bathing and the beach itself is a relaxing place to catch some rays.  There is also a range of facilities including mini golf, beach huts, toilets and a cafe.  The thing that really makes Porthminster stand out besides the quality of the sand and the crystal clear waters, is the beautiful views you have of St Ives Bay all the way along to Godrevy Lighthouse. There are two popular cafes at either end of the beach where you can relax and enjoy great food and drink with views overlooking the stunning turquoise sea.

St Brelade’s Bay, St Brelade, Jersey

St Brelade's Bay, St Brelade, Jersey

St Brelade’s Bay is the busiest beach on Jersey and as it is south facing, for the most part it enjoys a long day of warm sunshine when the sky is clear.  The entire length of the beach is covered with soften and golden sand; although it is normally covered by visitors and their belongings as it is so busy.  There are a number of of beach and water based activities and sports that you can participate in on and off the beach, including pedalos, beach volleyball and much more.  When you are ready for a bite to eat or had enough sunbathing,there are also a number of shops, bars, restaurants, kiosks and cafes along the beach.

Rhossili Bay, Swansea, Wales

Rhossili Bay, Swansea, Wales

There is so much to say about Rhossili Bay that is difficult to know where to begin.  It is the first beach to win the Britain’s Best Beach by Trip Advisor’s Travellers’ Choice two years in a row.  Almost just as impressive is the fact that this 3 miles of beautiful beach was voted Europe’s third best beach and the world’s ninth best.  Along with the 3 mile stretch of sand beach, there is also the most famous of Gower’s landmarks – Worms Head and numerous water sports for the more active beach-goer.

Weymouth Beach, Weymouth, Dorset

Weymouth Beach, Weymouth, Dorset

Just a few minutes away from the historic Weymouth harbour and town centre sits Weymouth Beach.  Three miles of stunning sandy beach with a very traditional atmosphere.  Along with summer firework displays, live music, beach volleyball championships;there is also quintessentially British seaside attractions such as donkey rides and Punch & Judy puppet shows.  The promenade is perfect for a stroll and from the beach you can see the entire Jurassic coastline.

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