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Top UK Beach Destinations

Top UK Beach Destinations

1. North Cornwall

Watergate Bay, on the North Coast near Newquay, has two miles of soft golden sand and is Cornwall’s top activity beach. The Extreme Academy gives lessons in water sports-Perfect for families with older children

Where to stay: The Park at Mawgan Porth has caravans, eco lodges and yurts for a fun “Glamping” feel. 

2. Hayle Cornwall

The beaches here have clear waters and fine sand. They tend to be quiet, but for busy beaches, St. Ives is only a short drive away.

Where to stay: Haven Riviere Sands is perfect for a fun, activity packed family break.

3. Devon

On the South Coast, Salcombe is dotted with perfect little crescent beaches offering safe, gentle swimming. Mill Bay is just a short boat ride across the water, and is one of the prettiest UK beaches hosting rock pools and low tides.

Where to stay: Salcombe Harbour Hotel is perfect for a luxury getaway for Mum and Dad. The hotel is child friendly too for any little gate crashers!

4. Bognor Regis

Bognor Regis’ beach is a 2014 Seaside Award Winner, with loads of child friendly activities. For an alternative view and paddling pools, the beach at Witterings is just 25 minutes away.

Where to stay: Butlins- another perfect family holiday packed full of things to do.

5. Norfolk

Winterton-on-sea is a lovely sloped beach that is perfect for paddling. The beach is unspoiled by arcades and tourist attractions but can get busy (but not crowded) during the summer.

Where to stay: Clippesby Hall offers the option of camping or cottages and lodges. With children’s play areas, including a zip line, there is no shortage of outdoor fun!

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