Best Beaches in UK for Families
Britain boasts some seriously incredible beaches for fabulous family escapes. We’re talking spectacular coastal views, rock pools, fine sand, fossil hunting, brilliant surf for water sports fans, old-fashioned seaside entertainment and even some hidden havens that are nestled amidst the scenery away from the crowds.
Get the buckets and spades ready and let’s take a look at 20 of the best beaches in UK for a family getaway.
With dramatic rock formations on both sides, white sand, turquoise sea and exotic plant life, this narrow strip of land couldn’t be more striking – and is definitely one of the best beaches in UK for insta-worth pics. Set beneath the clifftop Minack Theatre, this is arguably the county’s most beautiful bay.
Easily accessible, it is very popular with families. It’s best at low tide when you can walk to other beaches in the bay (heads up – one of these beaches is nudist) and sit on sandbars beneath the ancient cliff fort of Treryn Dinas.
Swanlake Bay, South Pembrokeshire
The only way to get to this hidden gem is to walk down the Pembrokeshire National Park Coastal Footpath. Although it takes some effort to get here, it is more than worth it for those who make the journey.
Most of the beach is made up of shingle, but at low tide you will see a long expanse of sand. The beach is actually separated into two sections, an eastern side which is lined with golden sand and sits in the shade of high cliffs and a western side which is covered with rock pools. There is also plenty of birdlife to see with species here including curlew, whimbrel, redshank, and godwit.