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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Empty Beaches- at least in winter!

Bude - Summerleaze Bude Cornwall

Recent Beach Comments

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

Mortehoe - Rockham Bay Ilfracombe Devon

A great beach if you're into BASE jumping! No access "by foot". LOL !

Olive Harries, 3 April 2015

Gosford Sands Longniddry East Lothian

Lovely beach, which is amazing when a strong wind brings out windsurfers. These boys and girls are very skillful at what they do. I only wish they would set up a beginners school.

William Carroll, 31 March 2015

Hill Head Fareham Hampshire

This is our local beach and we love walking along the prom which has been recently re-Tarmac'd. You can walk all the way along past the beach huts to The Shack which is a little hut that serves tea, coffee, some hot food and ice cream. Although the beach is [...]

CaroleHants, 28 March 2015

Blackwaterfoot Brodick South Ayrshire

This beach is not at the foot of cliffs - the cliffs are at the far end of a long beach past where the sand finishes.

AliB, 25 March 2015

Hunstanton - Main Beach Hunstanton Norfolk

They call it Sunny Hunny for a reason. Great traditional family beach with all the usual seaside stuff but not over-done. Recommended.

Helen, 21 March 2015

Sea Palling Norwich Norfolk

Fantastic sandy beach, unspoilt, rockpools, good facilities (including fresh donuts). We LOVED it.

Helen, 21 March 2015

Abergele - Pensarn Abergele Conwy

This beach is well known for it's plant and bird life and is popular with locals and visitors with free parking and facilities all year round [less in off season]. A wide expanse of sand when the tide is out. The coastal path/cycle track can be joined here which runs [...]

S J MORRIS, 19 March 2015

Bigbury on Sea (North) Bigbury Devon

Visited this and other Bigbury beaches in March 2015. Worth noting that dogs ARE permitted on this and other Bigbury beaches before 1st May and after September 30th.

Debra Hudson, 8 March 2015

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