UK Beach Guides

Watergate Bay, Cornwall, England
Watergate Bay, Cornwall, England © AP

The UK includes a number of seaside resorts and famous beaches, there are man thousands of miles of coastline that includes creeks, secluded coves, scenic cliffs and seaside towns. The seaside has always been a popular place for the whole family to enjoy time together, a number of seaside resorts become popular during the Victorian era and many had a famous pier. The famous piers are not as numerous as they once were; there are still a number of famous historical piers visitors can see across the UK including in Blackpool, Brighton, Southend and Llandudno.

With the compact nature of the UK, British seaside resorts offered visitors a place to enjoy a break away from the stresses and strains of everyday life, a place to relax and unwind. For many years the UK seaside resorts were a favourite destination for holidays and short breaks; from the 1960s with the advent of overseas package holidays seaside resorts came under increasing competition from holidays destinations in the Mediterranean and increasingly all over the world.

After many years of challenging and difficult times the UK seaside resorts are enjoying something of a renaissance. The challenging economic times, currency exchange rates, increases in the cost of flying and ever tightening family budgets means the British seaside resort is enjoying ever increasing popularity.

Seaside resorts in the UK offer a wide range of experiences for visitors from inexpensive places to family orientated, to entertainment based and much more covering a range of budgets. Today visitors can find seaside resorts that still offer all the traditional seaside attractions including beach, promenade, pier, family entertainment including amusements and arcades along with gastro pubs, fine dining restaurants and boutique hotels offering something for everyone.

England has in excess of 6,000 miles of coastline, Scotland has over 8,000 miles of coastline, Wales has 750 miles and Northern Ireland has over 125 miles meaning wherever you are in the UK you are never too far from the coast. The varied nature of the geology and topology in the UK ensures that each of the beaches in the UK enjoys its own distinctive character and charm.

The UK Beach Guides provide an overview of seaside towns and cities across the UK looking at local attractions, places of interest, things to see and do along with directions and local accommodation and maps.

England Beaches Guide

Guide to Beaches in England more

Scotland beaches Guide

Guides to beaches in Scotland more

Wales Beaches Guide

Guide to beaches in Wales more

Northern Ireland Beaches Guide

Guide to beaches in Northern Ireland more
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