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3 Unexpected Beach Getaways In The UK

It’s hardly surprising that the UK has some truly glorious coastlines given that it’s an island. If you’re planning a beach getaway, then you’re positively spoilt for choice and making a decision can be tricky. Since there are miles of coastline around the UK, try to see more than one beach spot, and travel around to see others. Beach getaways have long been popular, and their popularity shows no let up as who doesn’t love reclining on a lounger in the warmth of the sun, and running their fingertips through the fine cool sand beneath them? If you’re heading away to the coast this summer, then remember to be safe in the sun by always wearing sun cream and covering your head from direct sunlight during the hottest hours of the day.

West Wittering

Voted as being one of the top coastal places in the UK, West Wittering isn’t a surprising choice for a getaway. However, it is famed for its aestheticism and stretch of sandy beach. The largest city situated on this beach is Chichester – a glorious cathedral town with a variety of stores and shops, small independent cafes, a new coffee and ice cream emporium, and luscious gardens. At West Witt (as it’s known by locals), there’s a grassy picnic area from which to enjoy your lunch and an ice cream, as well as grassy sand dunes, and a wind and kitesurfing club. Use to search for more delights along this coastline and find great accommodation, as well as suggestions concerning what to do during your time away, and where to visit to see historical and heritage sites.


Devon is famous for its sandy beaches and rough waters perfect for surfing and enjoying other water sports, and beaches such as Croyde, Woolacombe, and Saunton earn their title as some of the area’s most popular seaside retreats. If you’re keen to escape the crowds on these beaches, then visit lesser-known spots along what is often referred to as the “shipwreck coast.” Finding these spots isn’t always easy as many of the shipwrecks are only visible at low tide and there’s simply so much coastline to see and account for. Take some advice, and plan your getaway by researching the area and finding and studying plenty of maps beforehand.


Don’t be put off by its rather unfortunate name, as Bognor has a surprising amount to offer. Bognor offers a long stretch of pebble beach complete with a pier featuring an arcade. You’ll also find that Butlins is only a short walk from the coastline, and you can stay on site to enjoy the likes of waterslides and flumes, spa treatments, and plenty of opportunities to sunbathe by the outside pools. This town is only about a fifteen-minute drive to cathedral town, Chichester. Once there, you can travel to West Wittering beach too, and even Brighton beach (about an hour drive away). So, all in all, Bognor isn’t a bad pick if you’re searching for beach getaways in the UK.


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