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

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Moreton Moreton Wirral

Recent Beach Comments

Minnis Bay Birchington Kent

Love Minnis Bay, but was shocked at a few peoples aggression who rent/own Beach Huts, some taking up most of the space in front of their hut. Is there some group who 'police' these areas. I walk with a stick and cannot walk on the beach easily. Some were shouting [...]

Sue, 18 July 2016

Shoebury East Southend on Sea Essex

Very contaminated with Victorian rubbish from the water line outwards as the tides have eroded the sand that once buried it. Take extreme care of the returning tide - it comes in behind you and FAST. Now the GOOD bit. No Beer, chips, arcades, candy floss & Kiss-me Quick hats here - [...]

Terry IVe, 28 June 2016

Grange-over-Sands & Kents Bank Grange over Sands Cumbria

No idea why this is classed as a sand beach. It's not. Over the last 30/40 years the dunes have been over grown by sea grass and there is no longer a beach. Any beach there is is muddy. Be extra careful going onto the sands and if contemplating a [...]

Rod Hall, 28 June 2016

Arnside Arnside Cumbria

BE VERY CAREFUL I live nearby. .......Notorious for quick sand. There is a tidal bore which can catch the unaware but interesting to see.. The beach can't really be called sand, more like muddy sand. Does have a very good fish and chip shop. Not suiable for children. Good for sea fishing.

Rod Hall, 28 June 2016

Cambois - South Ashington Northumberland

Lovely unspoilt beach

Alan Stokoe, 18 June 2016

St Marys Bay Hythe Kent

Visited the beach for the first time & was blown away by how stunning & beautiful it is, also many other beaches along this part of the coast, BUT the cost of the car parks are unbelieveable considering it's families with children who will be using it the most...some of [...]

linda klein, 24 May 2016

Penbryn Cardigan Ceredigion

A truly wonderful beach. Spoilt only by the minority of dog owners who do not clean up their dogs poo and the ones who do pick it up and leave it for someone else to take away

Paul Lane, 18 May 2016

Church Bay Rhydwyn Isle of Anglesey

This beach is also known as Porth Swtan, and should be the main name for this beach. Thank you.

Ieuan Parry, 24 February 2016

Bull Bay Amlwch Isle of Anglesey

This beach should be referred to as Porth Llechog

Ieuan Parry, 24 February 2016

Aberffraw Bay (Traeth Mawr) Aberffraw Isle of Anglesey

this beach should be referred to as Traeh Mawr only. There is no evidence that the name 'Aberffraw Bay Beach' is in use. Even so, Traeth Mawr should at least be the main name for this beach. thank you very much indeed.

Ieuan Parry, 24 February 2016

Whitecliff Bay Bembridge Isle of Wight

Whitecliff bay holiday park was acquired by away resorts and is now dog friendly. The beach is associated with the park and dogs are allowed all year round. The adjoining sandhills dog restrictions are applicable to the park itself, not the beach. The new owners of the wonky café, very [...]

Jane , 9 February 2016

Lepe Southampton Hampshire

Have just visited the Lepe beach page and I do not think the third photo is of the beach!!!!! I used to visit the beach many moons ago and my mother tried to teach me to swim there from the raft that was anchored there. My mother was born [...]

Mrs. Joanne Chambers, 8 February 2016

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