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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Cramond Island

Cramond Edinburgh City of Edinburgh

Recent Beach Comments

Portreath Portreath Cornwall

The exploitation of the motorist in Cornwall has come to Portreath and the main car park is now charging city centre prices. Yes folks - day or night, winter or summer, its ONE POUND per hour (no exemptions for the disabled). Totally outrageous and unnecessary. AVOID at all costs - park [...]

Kernow13, 19 October 2016

Llanddwyn Beach Llanfaer Pwll Isle of Anglesey

Being a vegetarian, I seek out beaches that it is claimed have dog bans in place. This beach appealed as the forest is behind it. I do not share the world view of dog lovers and I do not feel relaxed around them, as I do not appreciate something that [...]

Sue, 7 September 2016

Allonby Allonby Cumbria

Allonby beach has the potential to be a fantastic place to visit. However, the Environment Agency has rated the water quality as poor every year since 2012 and they do not recommend bathing. At the time of our visit on 28 August 2016, there was brown film to the surface [...]

Simon Ingledew, 2 September 2016

Kimmeridge Bay Kimmeridge Dorset

Terrible. £5 for parking regardless of how long you spend here. I complained to the rude staff taking the money who then proceeded to make hand gestures as we drove away. Nothing pleasant about this bay. Go elsewhere, where parking is affordable and staff are pleasant!

S woolford, 29 August 2016

St Marys Bay Hythe Kent

We had an amazing family day out at this beach along with other families enjoying the hot weather.However we were bitterly dissapointed upon returning to our car to receive a parking ticket.We had returned to our car within the alloted time, and loaded our beach stuff into the car.However the [...]

Ms vale, 28 August 2016

Moggs Eye (Huttoft Beach) Mablethorpe Lincolnshire

An undiscovered jewel. Love the lack of hot dog vans etc. A perfect, unspoilt beach.

jenny wafer, 23 August 2016

Freshwater East Pembroke Pembrokeshire

A Google search shows this obituary. Date is quite a coincidence!?

Postie, 20 August 2016

Sandend Bay Portsoy Aberdeenshire

This is o lovely beach for all types of activities or just lazing. The onsite caravan/ camping site has a small shop with some basic goods. Nearby at Portsoy is a wonderful ice cream shop which is very well known in the atea for a diverse range of wonderful icecreams [...]

Lara, 19 August 2016

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

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