Is there anything better than getting away to the coast. UK beaches are a good day out. Perfect for dipping your toes in the sea and feasting on fish and chips after a day of making new family memories? I don’t think so.

Although we may be on lockdown a little while longer, that doesn’t mean that we can’t start planning our trips to the beach as soon as we’re allowed to venture out again. So, which seaside location should you head to first?

Top UK beaches

Here’s a list of the best beaches in the UK to give you some ideas!

Bournemouth Beach

It’s time to pack your swimsuit because you’re off to the beach in Bournemouth! Full of action all-year-round, this seafront location boasts festivals and events – so if you’re lucky, you can do a lot more than just relax by the water when you visit. With its Arts by the Sea Festival in September, incredible flying displays and endless shopping outlets, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Bournemouth.

Brighton Beach

As one of the most popular beach break destinations, Brighton provides an abundance of activities to do, eateries to try and sights to see – including the famous Pier. From kayaking and paddle boarding to volleyball and sailing, if you’ve got energy to burn, there’s no doubt you can do it on this beach! If you’d prefer to relax, however, Brighton’s seafront also has you covered.

Grab a deck chair, invest in a new book, and sit back and relax as you watch your family or friends along the shore. With fantastic transport links, Brighton is also very easy to get to. Leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life and catch the train from the likes of St Albans City to Brighton for a weekend of some well-deserved time out.

Fistral Beach, Cornwall

If you have a passion for surfing, there’s a high chance that you will know about this beach already. Surrounded by high cliffs and sand dunes, avid surfers often make their way to this beautiful location to hit some waves. Reaching heights of between six and eight feet, there are certainly some waves to see! With numerous cafes and pretty shops close by, those that would prefer to watch the action from afar can also keep themselves entertained. Boutique hotels and family-owned holiday parks sit not too far away, so there are also plenty of options to choose from if you’d like to stay for a couple of nights.

Which seaside town will you be heading to first?