With 2020 being the year of the staycation, travellers are turning their heads to local beauty spots instead of jetting thousands of miles across the world for their annual fix of wanderlust. Whilst the Caribbean offers sun, sand and a certain flair, let’s not overlook the beauty of our very own beaches here in the UK!
Silver Sands of Morar, Scotland
With crystal-clear water and serene white sand stretches, the Silver Sands of Morar in the Western Highlights genuinely looks like it’s straight out of a blissful Caribbean island.
Cobo Beach, Guernsey
One of Guernsey’s treasures, Cobo Bay Beach is home to pristine white sands and crystal-clear waters. Head to the famous Cobo Fish Bar for a delicious snack or tasty meal!
Pentle Bay, Scilly Isles
The Isles of Scilly: England’s enchanting archipelago. Lying 25 miles off the coast of Cornwall, these, these islands are home to unspoilt beaches and a slower pace of life. Amongst those beaches in Pentle Bay – a half-mile stretch of sand that leads onto shallow, sheltered waters that are perfecting for taking a refreshing dip.
This small peninsula is home to glorious stretches of golden beaches accompanied by breath-taking views. Recline on the pristine beach or try your hand at watersports in the perfectly shallow waters!
Tolsta Beach, Isle of Lewis
Tolsta Beach is one of 3 beaches on this remote Scottish Island. If you manage to get there, you’ll be able to take advantage of the stunning views and try a bit of surfing.
St Brelade’s Bay, Jersey
A visitor favourite, St Brelade’s Bay was voted in the top 3 best UK Beaches in 2019! Boasting palm trees, and soft white sand, you’ll feel like you’re in the heart of the Caribbean.
Broad Haven, Pembrokeshire
If you’re after a traditional seaside holiday, Broad Haven is the place for you. Nestled on the North Pembrokeshire coastline, this beach is a serene stretch to relax on, or make your base to explore from.
Woolacombe Sands, Devon
Woolacombe Beach is said to be one of the finest beaches in the West Country, and it’s easy to see why! A favourite with families and surfers alike, this is a beautiful beach to visit.
Kynance cove, the lizard peninsula, Cornwall
A beautiful beach that doubles as an important archaeological site, Kynance Cove is famous for its white sand and turquoise sea.
Portstweart Strand, Northern Island
Surfing, swimming, horse riding and scenic walks – this beach has it all! Marvel at the spectacular views of the dominating dunes, or take a dip in the crystal clear water! This also one of the few remaining beaches in Northern Ireland where cars still have permission to drive on the beach.
Add these beaches to your list for a refreshing winter walk or put them on your list for next summer! Or, if travel isn’t for you right now, check out my recent blog post on how to Travel the World from your Sofa.
All images from Google.