For the best beaches in the UK, look no further than the south west!
For many families, holidays are all about good times spent on the beach. And with the UK’s sunny weather being particularly unpredictable, you need to know exactly which beach to go to when the hot weather strikes. Here’s a breakdown of the best beaches in Somerset, Devon and Cornwall, so wherever you are in the south west this summer, you won’t miss out on a great day on the beach.
Bantham Beach, Devon
Bantham Beach is without a doubt the best all-round beach in Devon. Not only is it popular with families, it’s also popular with surfers and those who are looking for a little more adventure. The calmer, shallower area is perfect for children and with lifeguard cover from May to October, you can enjoy the beach all day knowing your family is safe.
The best thing is that dogs are allowed on the beach all year round so there’s no reason for your four-legged friends to miss out. It’s also just a short drive from Haven Devon Cliffs Holiday Park.
The south west has been a popular family holiday destination for generations, and Weston-super-Mare has one of the best beaches in the country for families. It’s also one of the longest beaches in the UK – no wonder tourists flock back year after year to enjoy its golden sand.
And once you’ve built a few sandcastles and paddled in the sea, you can make the most of everything else that makes Weston-super-Mare a great British holiday resort. Donkey rides have been running there since 1886 and the beach also has its own nearby go-karts, miniature railway and aquarium. And with several holiday parks in Somerset to choose from, wherever you stay you won’t be far from the action.
Holywell Bay, Cornwall
For the best fun day out at the beach, look no further than Holywell Bay in Cornwall. Not only is this golden sandy beach perfect for boogie boarding and building sandcastles, there are also loads of games, rides and activities for you to take part in.
Trust us, one day at Holywell Bay will not be enough! Luckily, Perran Sands Holiday Park is just 15 minutes from Holywell Bay so you can go back as many times as you like.