Buckets and spades at the ready girls, because the sun has got his hat on and he’s coming out this weekend which means there’s no better time to round up your mates and head to the beach. Can we get a shell yeaaah! With temperatures reaching sizzling heights, we're all daydreaming about a day at the beach and luckily, with gorgeous beaches right here on our doorsteps, there's simply no need to jump on a plane!
Okay so they’re not quite the Maldives (if only), but these UK beaches are seriously impressive. You may even struggle to tell them apart from those Mediterranean bays…we promise we're not kidding! So why not make a road trip of it? Chuck your SPF, towel and sunnies in the back of the car, crank up those tunes and head to the beach for a weekend of fun!
Some of the UK's best beaches even have beautiful backdrops, so it's safe to say your swimsuit selfie game is looking strong for the weekend. There'll be shots for the gram here, there and everywhere! So escape the humidity of the city and become a beach bum at one of the best UK beaches. From a Northern gem to some of the best beaches near London, it's time to laze around in the sun this weekend. So come and check out our guide to the best beaches to visit in the UK....they shore are perfect!
After 3 everyone. 1, 2, 3 Oh I do like to be beside the seaside…
BOTANY BAY, KENT
On the south east coast of England sits the beautiful Botany Bay. Located in Broadstairs in Kent, this beach, with its picturesque chalk cliffs and golden sands is seriously insta-worthy.
BOURNEMOUTH BEACH, BOURNEMOUTH
With a 7 mile stretch of sand, Bournemouth beach is the perfect sunbathing spot. Not a sunbather? Get swimming! Said to have some of the warmest sea temperatures in the UK, Bournemouth beach literally ticks all the boxes.
BRIGHTON BEACH, BRIGHTON
If you've not visited Brighton beach before then you're seriously missing out. As well as amazing nightlife, Brighton is also home to an amazing beach but there's much more to it than just sea and sand. After a day of sunbathing, head to Brighton Palace Pier and let the fun begin!
CAMBER SANDS BEACH, EAST SUSSEX
Home to the only sand dunes in East Sussex, Camber Sands beach sits beautifully within the little village of Camber. The perfect place to unwind, lie back and relax on the fine golden sands. If you can't keep still, Camber Sands is also a popular windsurfing spot for those active ones amongst us!
MARGATE MAIN SANDS BEACH, KENT
A popular spot in Kent and it's no suprise why, Margate Main Sands makes for a fun and entertaining weekend! So grab the girls and sunbathe on the golden sands before heading to the beachside restaurants and bars. Then head back to the beach and get a spot for the sunset because as you can see from the photo, that sunset is not to be missed.
PORTHCURNO BEACH, CORNWALL
England or a Greek island? If you're struggling to believe this beautiful beach is in the UK then I can confirm that it's true. How unreal?! Just look at those white sands and turquoise waters! Located in the far west of Cornwall, the award winning Porthcurno Beach looks like paradise. So why not check it out for yourself?!
TANKERTON BEACH, KENT
Slip into those flip flops and walk along the beach front promenade to admire the beauty of Tankerton Beach in Kent. If sand isn't your thing then this pebbly beach is for you. Oh and don't forget to check out the pretty colourful beach huts too! Cameras at the ready...
TOLCARNE BEACH, NEWQUAY
One of Newquay's finest gems, Tolcarne Beach is a must-visit. Lying against a picture-worthy cliff backdrop, this beach is seriously stunning. So throw on that bikini, grab a good book and get your tan on. I'm telling you, you won't want to leave!
WALTON ON THE NAZE BEACH, ESSEX
Located just a couple of hours from London, Walton on the Naze beach in Essex is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Relax on the golden sands or take a dip in the sea to cool off in the heatwave.
WHITBY, NORTH YORKSHIRE
A pretty seaside town sitting in Yorkshire, Whitby is a Northern treasure. Much more than just a beach though, don't forget to wander down the cobbled streets browsing the shops and make sure you check out Whitby Abbey. If that's not enough to persuade you, Whitby is also said to have Yorkshire's best fish and chips and how do you know until you try?
Beach-inspo completed! Make the most of the British heatwave and head to one of the best beaches in the UK for a fun-filled weekend...