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:
Evening light on Girvan Harbour

Girvan Girvan South Ayrshire

Recent Beach Comments

Llangrannog Cardigan Ceredigion

Far too many dogs urinating on children's sand castles and peoples property.

, 13 August 2017

Barmouth Barmouth Gwynedd

What are the dog restrictions

, 5 August 2017

Yellowcraigs (Broad Sands Bay) Dirleton East Lothian

This beach is an amazing seaside haven. It has excellent toilet facilities and a tap for fresh drinking water to accomodate your dog. There is a big woodland play park in the woods on the way to the beach. Everything you need for a great day at the beach.

Andy, 13 July 2017

Freshwater East Pembroke Pembrokeshire

A fantastic beach. With a small hidden cave. Don't be frighten to get you feet wet. You can walk back around safely one you through. I too saw PENGY 1942 and was fascinated by the small hole drilled into the rock. Does anyone else think it was done day a hand drill. ?

John Davenport, 9 July 2017

Prestatyn. Barkby beach Prestatyn Denbighshire

Highly recommended but only go between mid tide - to high tide as at low tide there are mud flaps and they are not pleasant. This is a long sandy beach and it is really enjoyable on a sunny day. The sand is good for sandcastle building. There is a [...]

Local, 5 July 2017

St Marys Bay Hythe Kent

Been going here for 40 years. I took my family there yesterday. Although lovely beach. It was spolit by some orange oily substance in the waters edge. No matter how far we walked it was still there, so didnt want to go in. Refreshment hosts nice honest [...]

Kim, 19 June 2017

Cilborth Cardigan Ceredigion

Be nice to know more about the parking situation for the disabled, this looks like a great Beach but how far is the car park from the beach Is it a steep walk down is the car park situated Near the beach etc.

, 31 May 2017

Barmouth Barmouth Gwynedd

Please will you sort out your car park machines which will not accept new pound coins. The car park is full of cross tourists and the town full of cross shopkeepers with no change to offer. I have visited Barmouth for many years. I am really disappointed that you have [...]

Ruth Ferris, 30 May 2017

Instow Instow Devon

Yet Again I have heard that Instow Parish Council are trying to ban dogs on the Beach nearest to the shop and Coffee Hut. I do wish these people would mind their own business. This is a lovely beach to walk our dogs. We would just like to be able to [...]

Lance Green, 15 May 2017

Newport Sands - North Newport Pembrokeshire

Very dog friendly beach. We have a very old dog and the car park is very close to the beach with a ramp down to firm sand which is also easier for a dog with bad hips. For the younger dog, the beach is quite long and extensive at low [...]

Old Labrador Owner , 5 May 2017

Aberdaron Beach Pwllheli Gwynedd

I am a frequent visitor to most of the beaches on the Llyn and have rarely been disappointed. One thing though, and this applies to all, would it be possible to add the Moon's phases as this would enable visitors to know whether the tides are going to be higher, lower [...]

Mike Love, 2 May 2017

Instow Instow Devon

I heard a rumour that Instow Parish council are now trying to ban dogs on part of the beach, this would be a shame to punish all dogs just for the poor control of a few owners!

Peter Smith, 24 April 2017

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