Table of Contents
- 1. Horsey Beach, Norfolk
- 2. Bamburgh Beach, Northumberland
- 3. Embleton Beach, Northumberland
- 4. St Aiden Beach, Northumberland
- 5. Porthminster Beach, Cornwall
- 6. Gwithian Beach, Cornwall
- 7. Crantock Beach, Cornwall
- 8. Ross Back Sands Beach, Northumberland
- 9. Warkworth Beach, Northumberland
- 10. Hayle Towens Beach, Cornwall
THE best beaches in the UK, as voted for by Brits, are mainly found in two parts of the country – Northumberland and Cornwall.
A trip to the beach is no longer banned so you can head to your local beach if you want.
The beaches, according to travellers, have been revealed by TripAdvisorCredit: Getty – Contributor
Of the top ten, according to traveller rankings on TripAdvisor, eight of them are in one of the nine regions.
The number one beach, however, is in Norfolk, with Horsey Beach near Great Yarmouth coming out on top.
The rest of the highest rankest coastal favourites are either in holiday hotspot Cornwall or in Northumberland.
To determine traveller ranking, TripAdvisor collates traveller reviews with the beach that has the most which are positive, coming out on top.
Next time you are planning your holiday, here are the beaches to add to your list to visit if you want beautiful sandy stretches and clean sea.
1. Horsey Beach, Norfolk
Norfolk’s Horsey Beach is a quieter option – and great for seal watching in the winterCredit: Alamy
2. Bamburgh Beach, Northumberland
Surfers love Bamburgh beach due to the consistent waves and surf shacksCredit: Getty
3. Embleton Beach, Northumberland
The beach is overlooked by Dunstanburgh CastleCredit: Alamy
4. St Aiden Beach, Northumberland
St Aiden Beach is a short walk from Bamburgh tooCredit: Alamy
5. Porthminster Beach, Cornwall
Porthminster is a short walk from St Ives and is fringed by palm treesCredit: Getty
6. Gwithian Beach, Cornwall
Gwithian Beach is a much quieter option if in CornwallCredit: Alamy
7. Crantock Beach, Cornwall
Water lovers head to Crantock Beach for swimming, snorkelling and wind-surfingCredit: Alamy
8. Ross Back Sands Beach, Northumberland
Ross Back Sands also has views of Bamburgh Castle, as well as Holy IslandCredit: Alamy
9. Warkworth Beach, Northumberland
Dog-friendly Warkworth Beach is less than a mile from the historic medieval village of WarkworthCredit: Alamy
10. Hayle Towens Beach, Cornwall
Also quiet is Hayle Towens beach, which is popular with kite buggies – but check before taking your dog due to seasonal bansCredit: Alamy
Fancy staying? We’ve rounded up some of the best campsites located on the beach across the UK, starting from just £8 each per night.
There are also some great holiday parks in Cornwall and Devon from £18.
Beaches are expected to be busy this summer, due to a lack of foreign holidays – Bournemouth beach is just one which is introducing drones and Covid marshals.