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.
Being a vegetarian, I seek out beaches that it is claimed have dog bans in place. This beach appealed as the forest is behind it. I do not share the world view of dog lovers and I do not feel relaxed around them, as I do not appreciate something that [...]
Sue, 7 September 2016
Allonby beach has the potential to be a fantastic place to visit. However, the Environment Agency has rated the water quality as poor every year since 2012 and they do not recommend bathing. At the time of our visit on 28 August 2016, there was brown film to the surface [...]
Simon Ingledew, 2 September 2016
Terrible. £5 for parking regardless of how long you spend here. I complained to the rude staff taking the money who then proceeded to make hand gestures as we drove away. Nothing pleasant about this bay. Go elsewhere, where parking is affordable and staff are pleasant!
S woolford, 29 August 2016
We had an amazing family day out at this beach along with other families enjoying the hot weather.However we were bitterly dissapointed upon returning to our car to receive a parking ticket.We had returned to our car within the alloted time, and loaded our beach stuff into the car.However the [...]
Ms vale, 28 August 2016
An undiscovered jewel. Love the lack of hot dog vans etc. A perfect, unspoilt beach.
jenny wafer, 23 August 2016
A Google search shows this obituary. Date is quite a coincidence!?
Postie, 20 August 2016
This is o lovely beach for all types of activities or just lazing. The onsite caravan/ camping site has a small shop with some basic goods. Nearby at Portsoy is a wonderful ice cream shop which is very well known in the atea for a diverse range of wonderful icecreams [...]
Lara, 19 August 2016
Love Minnis Bay, but was shocked at a few peoples aggression who rent/own Beach Huts, some taking up most of the space in front of their hut. Is there some group who 'police' these areas. I walk with a stick and cannot walk on the beach easily. Some were shouting [...]
Sue, 18 July 2016
Very contaminated with Victorian rubbish from the water line outwards as the tides have eroded the sand that once buried it. Take extreme care of the returning tide - it comes in behind you and FAST. Now the GOOD bit. No Beer, chips, arcades, candy floss & Kiss-me Quick hats here - [...]
Terry IVe, 28 June 2016
No idea why this is classed as a sand beach. It's not. Over the last 30/40 years the dunes have been over grown by sea grass and there is no longer a beach. Any beach there is is muddy. Be extra careful going onto the sands and if contemplating a [...]
Rod Hall, 28 June 2016
BE VERY CAREFUL I live nearby. .......Notorious for quick sand. There is a tidal bore which can catch the unaware but interesting to see.. The beach can't really be called sand, more like muddy sand. Does have a very good fish and chip shop. Not suiable for children. Good for sea fishing.
Rod Hall, 28 June 2016
Lovely unspoilt beach
Alan Stokoe, 18 June 2016