Some of our favourite British beaches to visit this winter.
Rhossili beach, South Wales
In 2017, this tiny spot on the Gower Peninsula made it into Suitcase Magazine’s top ten beaches of the world. It’s also set within the UK’s first ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. Need we say more?
Bamburgh Castle beach, Northumberland
We love it for its almost-white sands, rolling dunes and the castle that stands in the background and has done since the sixth century. In winter, it’s almost completely deserted. Walk along the sand in a northerly direction and you’ll reach Stag Rock where you can explore rock pools and a small lighthouse. Bamburgh beach is also a great spot for surfers.
Coombesgate beach, north Devon
A small, shingle and sand beach, tucked away from tourists. It points west so has sublime sunsets, and the surf is known for being good. It’s only accessible between low and mid-tide, making it feel even more special.
Brancaster beach, Norfolk
Miles and miles of picture-perfect sands are only one of the things that make this Norfolk beach so special. When the tide is out, the remnants of an old shipwreck (the SS Vina) can be seen – it was once used by the RAF for target practice before the Normandy landing. It’s also known for being dog-friendly.