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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Minster Leas Sheerness Kent

Recent Beach Comments

Redgate Torquay Devon

I lived at Colwyn Court, 5 minutes run from Anstey's Cove, for ten years (1977 to 1986), and Redgate Beach (accessible from Anstey's Cove or the 'Babbacombe Downs' was the best beach in the area. I am revisiting the area this Summer (205), after being away for too long, and would [...]

Laurence, 1 February 2015

Penarth Cardiff Vale of Glamorgan

Penarth beach is a lovely place to have fish and chips on and relax. Even though its mainly rocky kids love fossil hunting and making rocks castles. It is very nice and I recommend it to all lazy loungers! 5/5 definetly

Eleanor Garvey, 30 January 2015

Seatown Chideock Dorset

If you love fossiling, then this is the beach for you. Do check tide times before you set out, as on a windy day the sea is rough and at high tide you won't be able to walk on the beach. Be wary of the cliffs and don't [...]

Dawn, 24 January 2015

Cromer Cromer Norfolk

Nice beach with good facilities and RNLI lifeguard in season. Access with water sports equipment a bit of a hassle but worth the extra effort with children as plenty of help close by should you need it. Recommend for families, for adult water sports enthusiasts there are other beaches close [...]

Curtis Peters, 9 December 2014

Tankerton Beach Whitstable Kent

As noted by others the information shown relates to Dymchurch, not Tankerton, which is in Whitstable on the North Kent coast. Can this please be rectified.

Sheila Dutnell, 10 November 2014

Pentewan Sands Pentewan Cornwall

the cleanest beach i have ever been on . no dogs mess and no dogs . perfect for my kids. some nice shells and washed up rounded glass. and a small piece of amethyst. saw a seal as well . wwe loved it .

jay fayst, 1 November 2014

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

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