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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Abermawr at Sunset

Aber Mawr Bay Fishguard Pembrokeshire

Recent Beach Comments

Tintagel Tintagel Cornwall

Tintagel beach is the home of the legendary Merlin's cave

, 25 January 2016

Seaton Looe Cornwall

Great day out, safe beach and river. Lovely walks in countryside park if it's too windy on the beach. Beach cafe is friendly, good value and open all year round. Good for dog walking on the beach, dog friendly all year.

Sue, 28 December 2015

Alnmouth Alnmouth Northumberland

Your website says public toilets are availble facin the beach.Is this no longer true.If not what is the large party of walkers who are the today supposed to do? Go on the beach and break the law? Surely there is a serious health hazard being caused at a time when [...]

Keith Davies, 11 November 2015

Alnmouth Alnmouth Northumberland

Your website claims there are toilets on the beach. Is this no longer true. If not what are the many visitors supposed to do?This morning there was a large party of walkers! Surely some Health and safety rules must be being broken!

Keith Davies, 11 November 2015

Blackrock Bude Cornwall

We have been going to this beach for a walk with our dog, almost on a daily basis, rain or shine, since we moved to this area earlier in the year. We have a season ticket for the car park. We have always tried to collect any debris that had [...]

Edwina Howlett, 20 September 2015

Freshwater East Pembroke Pembrokeshire

We too saw the pengy inscription on Freshwater beach. Not sure if it was inscribed in 1942 or is that a birth date with the final date pending ? It seems to have been made useing a drill as there are round holes to make up each letter. But who is Pengy ???

Mark, 2 September 2015

Rhosneigr Rhosneigr Isle of Anglesey

I agree with previous comment, the number of dogs off the lead on this beach is unbelievable. The owners seem to adopt a no see policy regardless of the amount of children playing on the beach. My children enjoyed playing among the sand dunes but when we entered [...]

Carol , 1 September 2015

Freshwater East Pembroke Pembrokeshire

I too am intrigued by the Pengy 1942 - at the far left end of Freshwater East beach. The M_+ is a zodiac sign for Scorpio - thats all we know.

Paul Southwick, 19 August 2015

Poldhu Cove Helston Cornwall

We haven't long moved here and I would say it's the best move we ever did this is a great beach for surfing,kayaking and body boarding our children love it the have joined surf school and are loving every minute of it what I have found is there is a [...]

Shippy , 17 August 2015

St Marys Bay Hythe Kent

Went to St.Mary's on Sunday 9 Aug and was amazed to see the big carpark was closed and disappointed in the state of the beach. Big stones not been cleared from steps down in beach. Lots of litter and stone on walkway. Plus beach situated with mud. Never experienced anything [...]

Valentine Showell, 13 August 2015

Mablethorpe Town Mablethorpe Lincolnshire

Beautiful, endless sandy beach. Clean with minimal litter. My only fault, as with most beaches, is dog walkers letting dogs foul on beach and paths, but you get that everywhere. Should be banned from beaches ( I own 2 dogs !) Superb area with great shops etc.

Craig Bell, 11 August 2015

Aberdour-Silver Sands Aberdour Fife

Before paying parking I asked about dogs on the beach, was told yes if kept under control, having got to the beach a sign saying dogs restricted on beach was in plain sight, lots of mixed messages tho as it says on website too that dogs are allowed, we didn't [...]

Diane, 11 August 2015

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