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Beaches of the British Isles

This site aims to list every beach in the British Isles, allowing you to find beaches close to where you live or where you're staying on holiday, as well as get an idea of what the beach is like and what goes on there before you visit.

As well as beach listings, we also include weather and tide times where possible plus links to accomodation in the local area.

More will be added in the course of the next few days and weeks!

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Seaton - Devon Seaton Devon

Clean beach, plenty of room for everyone with a sandbar that appears quite often. Lots of nearby parking. The work on the Jurassic centre has just started, photo's to follow. Lovely walk along the front to Axmouth harbour and up the river to the nature reserve and Axmouth. [...]

Gord, 9 October 2014

Felpham Bognor Regis West Sussex

I can appreciate that the non dog owners/lovers would find the relaxed attitude to dogs challenging, as an occasional visitor and a dog owner I find it great that you can take your dog in the cafes in wet weather or evenings, otherwise I sit outside. I also observe the [...]

mazzyv, 2 October 2014

Charmouth - East Lyme Regis Dorset

Charmouth is a nice family beach with a bit of everything. Rock pools when the tide is out. Good swimming with clean water. Grass areas, safe play areas for your kids. People take boats out and potter around. It’s also a great place to go fossil hunting and fishing is [...]

Mr H., 26 September 2014

Southerndown Bridgend Vale of Glamorgan

A fantastic beach with long stretches of sand, rock-pools and fossils but beware of two things. Firstly, at high tide, the sea can come right up to the cliffs and cut you off. Check the tide times online before you go and time your visit for when the tide is [...]

Rob, 19 September 2014

Instow Instow Devon

14/09/14 This beach is a disgrace, dogs running all over it, totally out of control. If you ask the owners to clean up after their dog or ask them to put their dog on a lead you are just left with a blank refusal. As long as their dogs are happy that is [...]

Peter Smith, 14 September 2014

Gorran Haven - Little Perhaver St Austell Cornwall

Great beach, but the beach is constantly used by dog owners who let the dogs run and not on a lead. The signs stating no dogs are no use, the dogs can't read and the owners don't care. Little cafe on the beach with a great customer policy. Can get busy [...]

Kevin Litchfield, 6 September 2014

Prestatyn Ffrith beach Prestatyn Denbighshire

Had a brilliant day with our Grandchildren, Good beach, clean water. Will return

sue, 3 September 2014

Skinningrove (Cattersty Sands) Brotton Redcar & Cleveland

Like the land the world forgot - even in school hols ,August and a beautiful sunny day vertually devoid of people. Just one mile of unoccupied wide sandy beach all to yourself - one of the better kept secrets It's only the beach that is attractive - skinningrove village is dire [...]

Tony Lumb, 2 September 2014

Abergele - Towyn Abergele Conwy

Could i make it clear Abergele and Towyn beaches are not just shingle beaches. The shingle is only on the upper reaches of these beaches and when the tide goes out there is a wide expanse of sand. It is not just shingle!!

S J MORRIS, 25 August 2014

Tresaith Cardigan Ceredigion

A popular sandy beach though storms can leave it short of sand at high tide when it is covered with pebbles and shingle (2014). The beach has rocks at each side giving opportunities for "rock pooling". Surfing is possible when conditions are right. Small craft can be beach launched when [...]

Steve, 24 August 2014

Dymchurch New Romney Kent

We visited the beach at Dymchurch on Sunday 3rd August 2014,this was my Mother in Laws's 89 birthday. We traveled from Germany to London to take Nannie to the seaside,Nannie is in a wheelchair after our journey to the beach we needed to find toilet facilities. We found the first Disabled [...]

penny french, 19 August 2014

Redgate Torquay Devon

Spent many holidays in Torquay in the 1980s and early 1990s and Redgate was undoubtably the best beach in Torbay; a perfect sun-trap in the most beautiful surroundings. It is genuinely heartbreaking to see such a beautiful place locked away, especially if there has been no further rockfall for a [...]

M. Davies, 19 August 2014


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