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They are partial to fish and chips as well. Actually they can be quite frightening especially if you have young children with you. At a local primary recently they had to employ a hawk to cause a bit of mayhem as the gulls were nicking the kids lunches.

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I see how they can be intimidating. They're big, noisy, narky-looking things. I was five when the pasty I was enjoying disappeared in a flash. Nearby an old lady had her large baguette taken from her and dragged through the sand - she still made her husband chase after it, probably out of spite.

 

I actually have quite a bit of affection towards seagulls (they get a lot of bad rep) but the ones in St Ives are a different breed altogether - proper avian thugs! Having your food nicked is practically a rite of passage there.

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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.

 

Porthminster and the dreaded gulls.

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Well for me it's got to be the home town and best example of a "city" beach we have in this country, 7 miles or so of golden sand centred on Bournemouth.

 

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There's honestly no beach I'd rather go to. I'm not a huge fan of all the covey sorts of beaches, would rather have a long expanse of sand attached to a decent sized town. I'd love Tampa, San Diego or Miami for example.

 

Also got a bit of fondness for Eastbourne as I used to live there, but the stones are an issue.

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My favorite beach is in Fowey. I like the peacefulness of the beach and it's also near the town center so, getting the suplies for a beach outing is not a hassle. There are also holiday cottages near the beach. I usually stay at Farthings gotten from my booking with http://www.bluechipholidays.co.uk/fowey-holiday-cottages. It has easy access to many of Cornwalls top attractions so if you want to explore more places, it's a practical place to stay. Here's a beach guide for Fowey Beaches that would be really helpful for people out there reading this forum who are interested to visit Fowey beaches: http://www.fowey.co.uk/activities-and-attractions/beach-guide

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Not at low tide!

 

I'll see about that when I'm (hopefully) up in September!

 

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Carbis bay for me.

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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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That looks very similar to sandown beach looking towards culver :O

 

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Snow and the Sea - beat that! Sunderland (top) and South Shields (below).

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From childhood, Weymouth, for its excellent sandcastling properties, and Wells-next-the-Sea on the rare occasions that it wasn't blowing a hoolie and freezing cold.

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From childhood, Weymouth

 

Same here, lovely sand models at the Western End too! 

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Same here, lovely sand models at the Western End too! 

And the scary Punch and Judy.

 

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Sennen Cove in Cornwall is fantastic, went here this year, incredibly clean beach and water

 

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For sand, Swanage!

 

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I couldn't agree more! I also beach fish right over the other side where the white bits are in the cliffs, occasionally, if it's a spring tide i'll walk out on the rocks to the point and even go around it to spin for conger/wrasse/bass.

 

Swanage was always one of my favs as a kid, as well as Shell Bay around the corner a bit. I've never really been a big fan of going to the beach during the Summer (in the daytime) i can't think of anything worse than heading to a place where there's thousands of people surrounding you like flies around poo. I don't find that fun or relaxing, so i'd either go in the early evening when most people had left or failing that, i would go to pebble/rock beaches, such as Seacombe/Dancing Ledge/Windspit, they are further round to the right of Swanage, they're small coves of limestone rocks and caves, hardly anyone would go there, same with Warbarrow bay - a bit of a walk but as it was pebbles, it wouldn't be packed out with people. :)

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Porth Iago is a nice isolated beach, near abersoch (also a good beach) on the Lleyn peninsula in  North Wales.

 

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Lusty Glaze, Crantock & Perranporth beaches for me.

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Sorry, should have added images:

 

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Crantock:

 

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Portreath. The end of the harbour wall (seen in the distance) with the famous "Monkey Hut" is no more after the weekend. Seen better in the other shot.

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Portreath beach is the first sight as a child, I ever had of Cornwall. Dad had driven through the night and parked up for a sleep just before dawn, we woke up to the most beautiful sight that has never left me

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Mine is here in the Rockies in my own town - Quarry lake - which has a small beach. Perfect those hot summer days

 

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Two local beaches keep getting best of Britain awards, Rhossili and Three Cliffs, both beautiful in their own right.

 

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Gwithian in Cornwall just before the Easter Break. Campsite was a 5 minute walk away. Lovely :)

 

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Seals in the cove from the SW coast path.

 

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