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Your favourite beaches in the UK

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Gwithian, Godrevy and St Ives in Cornwall. Cornish beaches beats any others hands down for beauty. Gyllynngvase and Swanpool in Falmouth are also recommended if you want to chill on a pleasant beach but these are small beaches not for strolling but playing/relaxing! Woolacombe in Devon is also a great beach!

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Ambling along Swansea bay when the tide is out. Miles and miles of sand, and beautiful views

 

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and already mentioned Camber sands.

St Ives beach, all the bright contrasting colours there.

Bude beach, Devon for its isolation and surfy cultural feel.

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Several beached around here are nice and peaceful to visit,
 

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Wow, they're stunning - wouldn't be out of place in the Caribbean!!

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I think it's Newquay in Wales that has a chip shop right on the beach...Always a plus!

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Pendine sands, Rhossilli. and Gowers beaches generally, You cant beat the Welsh beaches. In fact its stunning, right around the coast, .Love Porthcawl beaches too!Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

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Rhossili gets my vote for favourite, it's wonderful. There's also a beautiful, tiny National Trust cottage available for holiday rental just off the beach, set back in the pasture - it's heavenly. Downside to Rhossili, it's one hell of a walk down to the beach from the car park at the top; it's got to be at least 100 steps, if not more - nightmare for those with a pushchair.

Second is Lulworth Cove, great for snorkling, safe and contained for young children, dogs allowed too which is a real bonus for me with my water mad Spaniels.

Third...(it's only third as it's so far from here), pretty much anywhere on the West coast of Scotland. Mile upon mile of the purest, almost white sand, rarely another soul in sight. If you've never been, you really should one day.

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Another amazing beach or rather beaches, are those on Tresco. Spotlessly clean, pure white sand, warm, crystal clear sea and loads of exotic looking shells to collect too. It's quite pricey to stay on Tresco and can be quite difficult to get a booking anyway as it's mostly timeshare, you're reliant on people renting out their time, but you don't have to stay there to enjoy the beaches. St Mary's is bigger and cheaper and probably much better if you've got a family as there's more to do there. Boats regularly sail to the other islands, including Tresco - it's a short trip, and not too expensive for a day out. If you go, particularly if you have a family, take a picnic with you. There's one shop, one hotel and one pub on Tresco, they know they have a captive market and boy do they know how to charge!

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Portreath is quite nice and the place has a fascinating history linked to the mining industry.

 

 

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Those Scottish Isle beaches remind me of Donegals beaches, absolutely stunning scenery. Not much here in N.Ireland apart from up near Portrush. Very cold but good for surfing.

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Lowestoft Beach is very nice;

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Of course my home beach at Pevensey Bay is a favourite as I'm on it so much!

 

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It's a nice mix of extensive sand at low tide, shingle with plants further up and lots of other interesting features along the shoreline:

 

 

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Can't upload a picture, but Kynance Cove in Cornwall is my favourite UK beach. Some wonderful memories there.

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Another favourite of mine is Scarborough. Ah! Memories of bucket and spade holidays as a child....and a very eerie occurrence in a church yard............:O

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Silver Strand and White Strand beaches, near Louisburgh, Co Mayo, Ireland.

 

Just spectacular. These pictures (not mine) don't do them justice.

 

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Thanks to all who have posted too. It gives ideas of places to visit. :)

 

 

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Quaint little bit of beach, but I enjoy it and spent many happy holidays in Swanage as a kid:

 

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Goodrington Sands near Paignton and Castle Cove at Dawlish although the railway track that runs behind the beach can be a bit noisy at times.

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One of the UK's great surfing spots; Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall

 

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Weymouth, from lots of childhood holidays where my mother grew up. From google maps it looks like the helter skelter has gone. Posted Image

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Perranporth in Cornwall, and it has nothing to do with the pub in the middle of the beach!

I was there september 2011. The views we're absolutely fantastic!

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My favourite beach is Camusdarach (Silver Sands of Morar) in the NW Highlands. It offers the most magnificent views to the islands of Mull and Eigg aswell as the the Red and Black Cullins of Skye. Amazing sunsets on late summer nights. The beach has also been used for the films Local Hero and Highlander. 

 

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Went on the bus to the Costa del Edinburgh yesterday - t'was lovely:

 

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My favourite is definitely Ross Sands in Northumberland, just south of Holy Island.

It has Lindisfarne Castle at one end and Bamburgh at the other.

It's a long beach, very quiet, the closest you can park is about 2 miles away which keeps most people away. Been there with my girlfriend about 5 times now and sometimes we have it to ourselves even on decent days. Just got to watch out for the odd nudist!

I would post some of my photos of it but I'm at work. I can highly recommend it though.

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St. Ives and Scarborough would get my vote.

 

By the way you haven't 'done' St. Ives until you've had your pasty stolen by a seagull.

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