UPDATED AUGUST 2020. PLEASE NOTE: Some facilities and businesses in the towns and villages we mention may be closed at the moment. Lifeguards may not be in place. Please be mindful of the people who live locally, check whether car parks are open before you set off and always adhere to social-distancing guidelines.
The easing of lockdown measures means that day trips and holidays in the UK are possible again – though still subject to health guidelines. No wonder, then, that cooped-up city-dwellers’ minds are turning to the beach. Nowhere in the UK is more than 70 miles from the sea – and the UK boasts some of the world’s most beautiful beaches.
However, to save you scouring every coastline, we’ve rounded up the very best – the warmest, cleanest and prettiest beaches – right here. From the family-friendly crowd-pleasers in Devon to the surfing hotspots in Cornwall and secluded coves in Scotland, consider this your beachy bucket list for the summer ahead.
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