British Beaches

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Beaches of the British Isles

This site aims to list every beach in the British Isles, allowing you to find beaches close to where you live or where you're staying on holiday, as well as get an idea of what the beach is like and what goes on there before you visit.

As well as beach listings, we also include weather and tide times where possible plus links to accomodation in the local area.

List of beaches

Map of beaches

Random Photo:
Looking north at Druridge South near Cresswell

Druridge Bay South (nrth Creswell) Amble Northumberland

Recent Beach Comments

Blackrock Bude Cornwall

We have been going to this beach for a walk with our dog, almost on a daily basis, rain or shine, since we moved to this area earlier in the year. We have a season ticket for the car park. We have always tried to collect any debris that had [...]

Edwina Howlett, 20 September 2015

Freshwater East Pembroke Pembrokeshire

We too saw the pengy inscription on Freshwater beach. Not sure if it was inscribed in 1942 or is that a birth date with the final date pending ? It seems to have been made useing a drill as there are round holes to make up each letter. But who is Pengy ???

Mark, 2 September 2015

Rhosneigr Rhosneigr Isle of Anglesey

I agree with previous comment, the number of dogs off the lead on this beach is unbelievable. The owners seem to adopt a no see policy regardless of the amount of children playing on the beach. My children enjoyed playing among the sand dunes but when we entered [...]

Carol , 1 September 2015

Freshwater East Pembroke Pembrokeshire

I too am intrigued by the Pengy 1942 - at the far left end of Freshwater East beach. The M_+ is a zodiac sign for Scorpio - thats all we know.

Paul Southwick, 19 August 2015

Poldhu Cove Helston Cornwall

We haven't long moved here and I would say it's the best move we ever did this is a great beach for surfing,kayaking and body boarding our children love it the have joined surf school and are loving every minute of it what I have found is there is a [...]

Shippy , 17 August 2015

St Marys Bay Hythe Kent

Went to St.Mary's on Sunday 9 Aug and was amazed to see the big carpark was closed and disappointed in the state of the beach. Big stones not been cleared from steps down in beach. Lots of litter and stone on walkway. Plus beach situated with mud. Never experienced anything [...]

Valentine Showell, 13 August 2015

Mablethorpe Town Mablethorpe Lincolnshire

Beautiful, endless sandy beach. Clean with minimal litter. My only fault, as with most beaches, is dog walkers letting dogs foul on beach and paths, but you get that everywhere. Should be banned from beaches ( I own 2 dogs !) Superb area with great shops etc.

Craig Bell, 11 August 2015

Aberdour-Silver Sands Aberdour Fife

Before paying parking I asked about dogs on the beach, was told yes if kept under control, having got to the beach a sign saying dogs restricted on beach was in plain sight, lots of mixed messages tho as it says on website too that dogs are allowed, we didn't [...]

Diane, 11 August 2015

Redgate Torquay Devon

I used redgate beach many times during my visits to Torquay ,always a place I loved to visit . I arrived at Torquay July 2015 ,a beautiful summers day we grabbed all our picnic gear heading for a wonderful day on redgate beach ,walking down the steps talking about [...]

craig copson, 4 August 2015

Rhossili Bay Swansea Swansea

this beach is fantastic I love taking my dogs and grand children here . !!!!!!!

jennifer griffin, 1 August 2015

Mariners Road. Crosby Bootle Sefton

This beach is a favourite of ours and we travel regularly from Oldham to experience it's beauty, the "Gormley" men and the very natural environment. I worked on the sea defences at Marine Drive back in the seventies and am amazed that the majority of the sea wall is now [...]

C.L.Mahney, 17 July 2015

Irvine - Gailes (New Town) Irvine North Ayrshire

I like this beach but it is sad to see how some people leave their rubbish on the beach . I do not understand why they do this .I hope it gets better it .When my family was young this beach a great day out but [...]


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