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155 Beaches to explore in England

England

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. The area now called England was first inhabited by modern humans during the Upper Paleolithic period but takes its name from the Angles, a Germanic tribe deriving its name from the Anglia peninsula, who settled during the 5th and 6th centuries. England's economy is one of the largest and most dynamic in the world, with an average GDP per capita of £28,100 or $36,000.

Alnmouth Beach
Alnmouth BeachUnnamed Rd UK, Alnwick, Alnmouth, Alnwick NE66 2RU, UK

Alnmouth has a fine beach that is split into three distinct sections within Alnmouth Bay.The main beach and the one used by most visitors stretches from the north side of the mouth of the River Aln, alongside the village and golf course to Marden Rocks. It is very popular with tourists and locals all year round.

Alum Bay
Alum BayAlum Bay, Totland Bay, UK

A beautiful bay that was well known for its multi-coloured sand cliffs and stunning views across the Solent. This mainly shingle beach situated at the most westerly tip of the island is framed by the iconic chalk stacks known as The Needles with the world-famous coloured sands with 21 different shades creating a dramatic and natural shelter for the beach. One of the iconic locations to rejuvenate your mind and body.

Alum Chine Beach
Alum Chine BeachAlum Chine Beach, W Undercliff Promenade, Westbourne, Bournemouth BH4 8AN, UK

Alum Chine Beach is probably one of Bournemouth's favourite Blue Flag award winning beaches, particularly loved by the locals for its wide, exceptionally clean, sandy and shingle beaches situated further to the West of Bournemouth, away from the hustle and bustle of Bournemouth Pier and the town centre.

Bamburgh Beach
Bamburgh BeachBamburgh Beach, Bamburgh NE69 7DF, UK

Bamburgh Beach is a Sandy beach located near Alnwick in Northumberland. It is the perfect place to go for a walk after a visit to the village of Bamburgh. walk along the beach in a northerly direction brings the visitor to Stags Rocks, so named because of the white stag painted on the rocks. There are some interesting rock pools in this area of the beach and a small lighthouse - the most northerly of its kind in mainland England.

Bantham Beach
Bantham BeachBantham Beach, Bantham, Kingsbridge TQ7 3AN, UK

A beautiful beach which is flourished with nice waves and beautiful white sands. This beach is part of the designated South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is great for families with young children who want to do a little swimming or paddling. Bantham also has a reputation as one of the best surfing beaches in South Devon.

Barricane Beach
Barricane BeachBarricane Beach, Woolacombe EX34 7DD, UK

A great picturesque cove tucked in between the rocks, famous for cowries and other exotic seashells. It is a great spot for some good old-fashioned rock pooling and its sand is perfect for those who prefer a quiet snooze in the sun. Barricane is a great place for swimmers and surfers alike but high tides restrict its usage.

Beer Beach
Beer BeachBeer Beach, Beer, Seaton EX12 3BZ, UK

Beer beach is a beautiful family friendly shingle beach surrounded by limestone cliffs. Beer Beach is close to Seaton town, and a great day out if you are based in Seaton. Once a smuggler's haven. Specially designed boats are launched from beach by skilled fishermen and mackerel fishing trips available.

Bembridge Beach
Bembridge BeachBembridge Beach, 16 Beach Rd, Bembridge PO35 5NZ, UK

Bembridge Beach, Isle of Wight Bembridge hosts several quiet beaches of pebble, rock and sand. This is a great beach for crabbing and cockling and children will enjoy exploring the many rock pools and natural surroundings. It is also very popular for watersports and dinghy sailing. There is a small cafe on the edge of the harbour nearby and a popular pub that also serves food with music most evenings during the summer months.

Berrow Beach
Berrow BeachBerrow Beach, Berrow, Burnham-on-Sea TA8 2LW, UK

Berrow beach was awarded the Blue flag rural beach award in 2005. The beach is home to the shipwreck of the Norwegian barque Nornen, which ran aground on 3 March 1897. Berrow Beach is rural in nature with sand dunes at the top of the beach. The beach at Berrow stretches for miles which is ideal for walking.

Bexhill Beach
Bexhill BeachBexhill Beach, 583 Bexhill Rd, Hastings, Bexhill, Saint Leonards-on-sea TN38 8AX, UK

Bexhill is a Sand & shingle beach located near Bexhill in East Sussex. This beach was beautified with by some fantastic pieces of modernist architecture and is home to all of the seaside attractions you associate with a heart-warming day at the beach. One of the beautiful beach where you can spend some nice time with your loved ones.

Blackpool Sands
Blackpool SandsBlackpool Valley Road Nr, Dartmouth TQ6 0RG, UK

Blackpool Sands is one of South Devon’s most popular family-friendly beaches. The beach is stony rather than sandy, and therefore not suitable for younger children or the building of sandcastles. It is also an ideal place to start or finish a walk along this beautiful piece of South Devon coastline.

Blast Beach
Blast BeachBlast Beach, Hawthorn, Seaham SR7 7PR, UK

Blast Beach is a great place for a coastal adventure. Some of the fields at Blast Beach are among the best places to enjoy them, with plants like bloody cranesbill, dyer’s greenweed, and devil’s-bit scabious creating a riot of color in the summer. It was one of the famous beaches in this area which is suitable for families.

Blyth Beach
Blyth BeachBlyth Beach, Blyth NE24 3PQ, UK

Blyth South is a long, wide, golden stretch of sandy beach, backed by a system of sand dunes which are a haven for wildlife and a designated area of Special Nature Conservation. The beach also has a zone for water sports such as jet-skiing, and a yachting club. During the winter, anglers flock to the beach for the excellent fishing opportunities.

Bognor Regis Beach
Bognor Regis BeachBognor Regis Beach, Bognor Regis PO21 1PJ, UK

Bognor Regis is a town and seaside resort in West Sussex on the south coast of England, 55.5 miles south-west of London, 24 miles west of Brighton, 5.81 miles south-east of Chichester and 16 miles east of Portsmouth. Other nearby towns include Littlehampton east-north-east and Selsey to the south-west. The nearby villages of Felpham, and Aldwick are now suburbs of Bognor Regis, along with those of North and South Bersted.

Bossington Beach
Bossington BeachBossington Beach, Selworthy, Minehead TA24 8HF, UK

Bossington Beach is an interesting place to explore. Behind the beach is a unique marshland ecosystem which attracts numerous rare species of bird and insect. The beach and the surrounding landscape is a very interesting place, where the shingle acts as a barrier to the adjacent marshland and a number of rare bird and insect species live behind this natural wall.

Bournemouth Beach
Bournemouth BeachBoscombe, Bournemouth BH5 1BN, UK

The beaches at Bournemouth stretch for 7 miles between the coastal towns of Poole and Christchurch. All of the beaches are soft sand and very family friendly. They are some of the safest beaches in the UK with RNLI Lifeguards based there between 30 April and 30 September. Nestled beneath a magnificent cliff line, the bay enjoys its own micro-climate, some of the warmest sea temperatures in the UK and stunning views of the Isle of Wight and the Purbecks.

Bowleaze Cove
Bowleaze CoveBowleaze Cove, Bowleaze Coveway, Weymouth DT3 6PL, UK

Bowleaze Cove is a sand and pebble beach just over two miles northeast from Weymouth. In summer the beach is popular with families as well as jet-ski enthusiasts and the water is zoned for the safety of bathers. Children might enjoy paddling in the shallow waters of the cove or in the River Jordan which enters the sea at the beach. A short pier leading out from the beach makes a good spot for fishing and the views towards Portland on a clear evening are quite spectacular.

Brancaster Beach
Brancaster BeachBrancaster Beach, Brancaster, King's Lynn PE31 8AX, UK

vBrancaster beach is one of the best of North Norfolk's stunning beaches, with miles of unspoilt golden sand, stretching from Titchwell to Brancaster Staithe. This beach is part of the Brancaster Estate which is now owned by the National Trust. This iconic stretch of coast is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and also home to important natural features such as the tidal salt marshes of Scolt Head.

Brean Beach
Brean BeachBrean Down Rd, Brean, Burnham-on-Sea TA8 2RS, UK

Brean has a beautiful 3 Mile beach with exciting sand dunes to explore, it is possible to walk along the beach and then climb up Brean Down for a lovely view of the countryside and over the water. It boasts one of the longest stretches of sand in Europe and at low tide a vast expanse of mud flats are exposed.

Bridlington Beach
Bridlington Beach1 N Marine Dr, Bridlington YO15 2JF, UK

An excellent sand and shingle beach with an attractive promenade and great views of the impressive chalk cliffs of Flamborough Headland. The cliffs are a nesting site for thousands of sea birds and the only mainland nesting site for the Gannet in the UK. One of the iconic attractions in this area and is famous for its natural beauty.

Map of Beaches to explore in England