British Beaches

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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.

List of beaches

Map of beaches

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Recent Beach Comments

Rhossili Bay Swansea Swansea

this beach is fantastic I love taking my dogs and grand children here . !!!!!!!

jennifer griffin, 1 August 2015

Mariners Road. Crosby Bootle Sefton

This beach is a favourite of ours and we travel regularly from Oldham to experience it's beauty, the "Gormley" men and the very natural environment. I worked on the sea defences at Marine Drive back in the seventies and am amazed that the majority of the sea wall is now [...]

C.L.Mahney, 17 July 2015

Irvine - Gailes (New Town) Irvine North Ayrshire

I like this beach but it is sad to see how some people leave their rubbish on the beach . I do not understand why they do this .I hope it gets better it .When my family was young this beach a great day out but [...]


Redgate Torquay Devon

Such happy happy memories of Redgate beach both from my childhood in the 1940s/50s with Mum,Dad and brother David when we stayed at the Glen Hotel on Babbacombe Beach Rd and with my own children in the 70s/80s. Every day we would walk down to Babbacombe beach before heading off [...]

Helen Norbury, 13 June 2015

Elie (Woodhaven & Ruby Bay) St Monance Fife

Coming from Elie myself, I have one small point. Elie bay is in Elie, NOT in St Monans (Monance). A bit like saying Glasgow Queen Street is in Paisley. St Monans is 3 miles away.

James Henry, 3 June 2015

Rhosneigr Rhosneigr Isle of Anglesey

More and more people are bringing there dogs on the beach just to use it as a dog toilet.People think; the tide will take it out or the sand will cover it. WELL the little girl who got dog dirt in her hands playing in the sand felt very upset.The [...]

joseph, 25 May 2015

Seaburn Beach (Whitburn North) Sunderland Sunderland

A great beach for all the family. Nice sands & dunes at the north end - promenade and facilities at the other. Coastal walk to Souter Lighthouse suitable for all.

Martin, 23 May 2015

Seaton Sluice Seaton North Tyneside

I am very surprised by the comment saying that the beach was fouled with dog dirt. I have been visiting Seaton Sluice Beach for over 20 years and I have never seen any dog dirt - despite there being so many dogs. However, it is a VERY big beach so [...]

Liz, 11 May 2015

Bournemouth - Hengistbury Head Bournemouth Dorset

Love Hengistbury Head - there is now an excellent Information Centre as well as amenities mentioned. Also a land train and option of good tarmac paths, excellent for people with disabilities Travellers from afar should note that most of the car parks mentioned are on the other side of Christchurch [...]

Sarah Cowley , 23 April 2015

Cramond Edinburgh City of Edinburgh

Please dont say the gyle etc are near Cramond for car parking they are not! Folk can parkk at Cramond, the area around Cramond and down from Silver knowes. Keep valuables hiddden . The Almond is worth a walk along and so you can take the bus from town, [...]

Nick, 12 April 2015

Irvine - Gailes (New Town) Irvine North Ayrshire

Took my grandchildren to Irvine beach yesterday and was astonished to see so many irresponsible dog owners not "scooping the poop". The beach appears to be popular with dog walkers. From what I saw yesterday was there were some responsible dog owners but I witnessed a large number of irresponsible [...]

, 9 April 2015

Folkestone Folkestone Kent

Sadly, there appears to be some error about information stated as factual about this beach. IN the Summer months, there IS A LIFEGUARD service provided by volunteers from Folkestone Rescue service. They also operate a number of RIB boats, paddle canoes & lifeguards on foot. There should be a lookout [...]

JGH Boyes, 6 April 2015

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