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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Budleigh Salterton Exmouth Devon

Recent Beach Comments

Redgate Torquay Devon

We visited this beach every year from 1985 when my son was born and my daughter in 1987 until probably 2005. We have such happy memories of the whole area. We rented a flat in the Cary Arms when Keith and Sheila owned it then B&B in the Glen until [...]

Sally Dallas, 21 February 2017

Reighton Filey North Yorkshire

Love this beach. Can have picnic, paddle/swim,walk the dog On a sunny or just a warm day The only thing missing-A toilet.The walk to the beach is down slopes but worth the effort Come here every year.

Diane Smith, 20 February 2017

Goodrington Sands Torbay Devon

The beach of my childhood. We came here for the first week in July for about 15 consecutive years in the mid 70s to late 80s. Seemed huge from my childhood memories, doesn't seem quite so big now I've been back a few times in my forties. But there's something [...]

Cam Wallis, 4 December 2016

Redgate Torquay Devon

I grew up working on the boats at red gate beach. My mothers partner Mike owned the boats and cafe there for many years during the 80's. One of the highlights of my life was being the deckie on the motor launch 'Nomad' with skipper Chris Walters (a true Devonian) [...]

Damon Riley, 24 November 2016

Redgate Torquay Devon

I grew up working on the boats at red gate beach. My mothers partner Mike owned the boats and cafe there for many years during the 80's. One of the highlights of my life was being the deckie on the motor launch 'Nomad' with skipper Chris Walters (a true Devonian) [...]

Damon Riley, 24 November 2016

Kimmeridge Bay Kimmeridge Dorset

An open area of rugged seaside which is good for rockpools and viewing the cliffs. The £5.00 per car access fee is a huge rip off unwarranted by the fact is that all it enables is vehicle access to get down to part of our coastline. The landlord [...]

Michael West, 24 October 2016

Saltburn Redcar Redcar & Cleveland

An absolute hidden jem - Saltburn. Gorgeous well kept beach. An amazing day out from sunny to cloudy!!

Clark Family, 22 October 2016

Portreath Portreath Cornwall

The exploitation of the motorist in Cornwall has come to Portreath and the main car park is now charging city centre prices. Yes folks - day or night, winter or summer, its ONE POUND per hour (no exemptions for the disabled). Totally outrageous and unnecessary. AVOID at all costs - park [...]

Kernow13, 19 October 2016

Llanddwyn Beach Llanfaer Pwll Isle of Anglesey

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 Allonby Cumbria

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

Kimmeridge Bay Kimmeridge Dorset

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

St Marys Bay Hythe Kent

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

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