Britain’s Top 7 Seaside Spots To Visit

| April 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

The feeling of unwinding by the seaside as the cool breeze kisses your hair and your kids making sand castle are pure heavenly. Thankfully, Britain has some of the finest seaside spots where you can just have a relaxing time away from the hustle and bustle of the city life.

Allow me to handpick some of the most breathtaking and beautiful seaside spots for you and your family.

Lundy, Devon 

Although it is just three miles in length and half-a-mile wide, this gorgeous seaside spot, located off the coast of North Devon, has so much to offer to the visitors.

Lundy’s 4,000-year-old human history comes to life through beautiful monuments and listed buildings. It is cut off from the mainland via Bristol Channel and undisturbed by the cars, this place maintains its natural beauty and picturesque surroundings.

Looking over the dramatic cliffs of the island and spotting some of its resident wildlife will surely make you grab your camera. If you are visiting with your kids, they will surely love spotting colourful puffins and seals.

You can visit the only pub in Lundy – Marisco Tavern. The best thing about the pub is that it never shuts down although the liquor will only be served as per the permitted hours.

Brancaster Beach, Norfolk

The moment you reach here, golden sand, the cool breeze, and unspoiled beach instantly impresses you. So, whether you are visiting with your beloved or with your family, this place promises a relaxing and unforgettable time. It is a dog-friendly beach as well, so you can carry along your pet.

This open wide and stretched beach with miles and miles of unspoiled golden sand gives you a perfect opportunity to indulge in different activities such as – kite flying, having said that there are certain restrictions as well.

To know more about them, make sure you have visited the official website of National Trust Norfolk Coast. The kids can have a good time playing in the sand and there is a little wooden shop at the car park which sells ice-creams, balls, spades, and drinks.

Hayburn Wyke, Yorkshire

This beautiful secluded cove is situated on the coast of North York Moors. This is one of the beautiful beaches in Britain and also being backed by a woodland, makes it a perfect seaside spot to have a gala time with friends and family members.

Walking from this place to the timbered valley will take you to a secluded inlet. This is the place where you get to cherish sheer cliffs covered with woodland vegetation offering an ideal backdrop to this serene place.

The kids will surely love making a collection of colourful pebbles and rocks. You can head towards the surrounding woodland to enjoy peaceful walks; this will give you a perfect opportunity to check the best of wildlife such as – badges, foxes, and roe deer.

You will also find abundance of breeding birds including – willow warbler, pied flycatcher, blackcap, and woodpecker.

Barafundle, Pembrokeshire

Beautifully nestled between limestone cliffs and backed by dunes & woods, this award-winning beach is a great spot to spend some quality time with your loved ones.

Swathes of golden sand and crystal clear blue water makes this more divine and appealing. The water quality is quite good, making it ideal for swimming. The beach is quite popular and this is the reason you will see lots of families here and few surfers braving     the brisk Irish Sea.

Carrying everything with you will surely come handy as there is no place to buy food or drink. The nearest café you can visit is at a distance of 20 minutes from here at Stackpole Quay and you will find restaurants & café at Stackpole Village.

From the middle of the bay, you get to enjoy a full view of Caldey Island, adding up to its overall atmosphere.

Compton Bay, Isle of Wight

This peaceful beach makes it a great seaside spot for all those who are looking to spend memorable moments with their near and dear ones. Located towards the west of Isle of Wight, Compton Bay is a two-mile stretch of golden sand, rolling seas, surrounded by sandstone cliffs.

Carry everything you need such as windbreaks, body and surf boards, and food & drink, although there is a van that also vends snacks, beverages, and beach toys.

Compton offers both you and your kids an opportunity to pick up Dinosaur fossils and you can also book a tour to see the footprints of Dinosaur in sandstone ledge.

At the beach, you can enjoy playing different outdoor games and the kids can enjoy sandcastle making. You can also take surfing classes from a surf school at Compton Beach.

Margate, Kent

If you want to enjoy a traditional seaside fun, then Margate will offer you all that and much more. This is a cool beach with a tidal pool, café culture, amusement arcade caters, independent shops selling retro gifts, and different rides for the kids.

With the reopening of Dreamland, the place is visited mainly by the families. There is something for everyone at Dreamland, moreover, the food is quite good and not too expensive.

Immediate vicinity facilities comprise of – shops, cafes, accessible toilets, plenty of restaurants, seafood stalls, and bars. You can take your kids to Strokes Adventure Golf, a beautiful golf course with 18 holes. You will have to walk a bit, but it is along the beach and not too far away. Family tickets are only priced at £14.

Watergate Bay, Newquay

Golden sand and towering cliffs & caves are some of the elements that make it one of the best seaside spots in Britain. This is the place where Atlantic swells produce peregrine falcons, steadfast surf, and fulmars wheel overhead.

Among the rock pools, you can easily spot crabs, strawberry anemones, enjoying walking along with cliff top, or you can book a surfing or kiting lesson. You can eat at Fifteen Cornwall and The Beach Hut Bistro, both of them are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Author Bio

Sophia Jones tries to live her life like the sun – setting her sights high and vowing to always rise up again. Always game for an adventure, Sophia loves widening readers and her own expectations of our vast, beautiful world. As a journalist, Sophia writes to inform. As a creative writer, Sophia strives to inspire. Overall, she hopes to captivate. She currently writes for sites like alwaysreview etc.

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