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Get outta town! Seven awesome seaside escapes near London

Isabelle Aron

The stars have aligned and it’s actually going to be sunny this weekend. Sure, you could hang out on a rooftop, head to the park or cool off in one of London’s lidos. But if you really want to make the most of the sunny weather, ya gotta hit the beach. Luckily, London is pretty well connected to some of the UK’s best seaside towns, so you can jump on a train and be sunning it up on a beach in the time it would take you to travel the length of the Northern line. Probably. Here’s our pick of the best seaside getaways.

Camber Sands, East Sussex

Broadstairs, Kent

Dungeness, Kent

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Aldeburgh, Suffolk

Margate, Kent

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West Wittering, West Sussex

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Mersea Island, Essex

Want more inspiration? Check out these brilliant beaches near London.

Want to go further afield? Sun yourself at one of the best hidden beaches in the UK.

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