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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.

Bridlington Sea Front
Bridlington Sea FrontBridlington Sea Front, North Bay Court, 3 N Marine Dr, Bridlington YO15 2JF, UK

Bridlington Sea Front is a beautiful place to take a stroll, relax in the sun, and take in the fresh sea air. The promenade stretches for over a mile, and there are plenty of benches where you can sit and watch the world go by. The seafront is set around a bustling harbour busy with fishing boats and pleasure cruises. The harbour is known for its shellfish and lobsters.

Bridlington South Beach
Bridlington South Beach62 S Marine Dr, Bridlington YO15 3JW, UK

Bridlington South Beach is a large beach resort situated on the Yorkshire coast. South beach Bridlington is the more popular of the two beaches and even at high tide there’s still plenty of sandy beach for everyone. There are no opportunities for rock pooling on this beach but it’s a great spot to fly a kite, build a massive sandcastle or go on a donkey ride. South beach Bridlington is the more popular of the two beaches and even at high tide there’s still plenty of sandy beach for everyone.

Brightlingsea Beach
Brightlingsea BeachBrightlingsea Beach, Brightlingsea, Colchester CO7 0HH, UK

A beautiful Blue Flag Award beach located near Brightlingsea in Essex. Formerly an important fishing and shipbuilding area, Brightlingsea is now a haven for yachting. A popular resort with plenty of amenities. A range of sports and leisure activities are available along the promenade and sailing barges offer pleasure trips to visitors.

Calshot Beach
Calshot BeachCalshot Beach, Calshot Cl, Calshot, Southampton SO45 1BP, UK

Calshot beach forms part of a mile-long shingle spit that reaches out into the mouth of Southampton Water. From here you get a great view of the ships coming and going from one of the UK’s largest ports. It was home to one of the UK’s biggest outdoor and watersport centers The beach also offers panoramic views of the Solent, Southampton, and the Isle of Wight.

Camber Sands
Camber SandsCamber Sands, United Kingdom

This stunning stretch of sandy beach is home to the only sand dune system in East Sussex. Camber Sands is the perfect get-away with unspoiled views of sand and sea stretching for miles. The best section of the beach is the western end near where the River Rother empties into the sea. Here it is wall-to-wall sand whilst further along the beach becomes more shingley. Two holiday resorts are near Camber Sands owned by Pontins and Parkdean Resorts just off New Lydd Road and Lydd Road respectively in

Carbis Bay Beach
Carbis Bay BeachBay, Beach Rd, Carbis Bay, Saint Ives TR26 2NW, UK

Carbis Bay Beach is a beautiful white sand beach and one of Cornwall's seven award-winning Blue Flag 2019 beaches, with safe bathing beach surrounded by subtropical splendour. A good beach where you can spend with your family and also there are so many activities there.

Chapel Porth Beach
Chapel Porth BeachChapel Porth Beach, S W Coast Path, St Agnes, Truro TR5 0NS, UK

A dramatic cove set in a mining valley between high cliffs. Chapel Porth is managed by the National Trust who run the car park and the small cafe here. The cliffs here are home to what is probably Cornwall’s most iconic old mining ruins,Wheal Coates.

Charmouth Beach
Charmouth BeachCharmouth Beach, Bridport DT6 6LS, UK

Charmouth is a delightful unspoiled seaside village set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a fantastic beach world-renowned for its fossils. The large shingle beach and the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre on the seafront are a must-visit for those interested in fossils and local natural history. It is great for the family – lots of sand especially at low tide, safe swimming, picnic areas, cafes, and beach shops.

Church Ope Cove
Church Ope CovePennsylvania Rd, Isle of Portland, Portland DT5 1HT, UK

Church Ope Cove is located on the Isle of Portland near Weymouth. The beach consists of soft limestone pebbles and is surrounded by cliffs on three sides which provide shelter from the often strong breeze in the area. Being surrounded three-ways by cliffs, often shelters the strong winds that tend to blow over Portland. You’ll also notice an array of vintage-style beach huts on the hill.

Cocklawburn Beach
Cocklawburn BeachCocklawburn Beach, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 2SY, UK

This stunning, sand and rock, beach, backed by grassy dunes, lies on the North Sea coast, between Berwick and the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve. It was one of te he iconic attractions in this area with outstanding natural beauty and is famous with walkers. This beach is a great spot to come for long, windswept walks, to admire the big, open sky and beautiful seascapes.

Compton Bay
Compton BayCompton Bay, United Kingdom

A prime location for surfing and watersports, but its sandy beach and fine views over to Tennyson Down and The Needles make it ideal for just a day on the beach. Compton is a great place to pick up fossils, including those of dinosaurs, and you can book tours on the beach to see the dinosaur footprints in the sandstone ledge and also there are opportunities for so many other leisure activities too.

Compton Beach
Compton BeachCompton Beach, Newport PO30 4HB, UK

A beautiful sandy beach which was located beside the coast road between Freshwater Bay and Brook. It offers a two-mile stretch of contrasting golden and dark sands snuggled between rolling surf and multi-coloured sandstone cliffs. The bay is popular with wave and kite surfers due to the waves that form when the prevailing south-westerly wind is blowing onshore.

Crantock Beach
Crantock BeachCrantock Beach, Crantock, Newquay TR8 5RN, UK

Crantock beach is a beautiful sandy beach at the mouth of the River Gannel estuary, bordered by sand dunes with a Car park nearby. At the southern end of the beach are high cliffs providing some shelter from the wind. To the north is the mouth of the River Gannel. The steep cliffs here are a haven for seabirds and at low tide you can explore the cave which has carvings dating back over 100 years.

Cresswell Beach
Cresswell BeachCresswell Beach, Cresswell, Morpeth NE61 5LF, UK

One of the beautiful sandy beach located in Northumberland. The gently sloping sand is backed by extensive sand dunes and can seem to go on forever at low tide. At this state of tide there are also a few rocky patches are exposed - these offer some great rockpooling. Due to the sheer size of this beach and its large wind protecting sand dunes it also makes for a great place to take the dog for a walk.

Cromer Beach
Cromer Beach41 Runton Rd, Cromer NR27 9AT, UK

Cromer is a traditional Victorian seaside resort, with a wide sand and shingle beach popular for swimming and surfing. Its popular activities include building sandcastles, swimming, watersports and rock pooling at low tide. The chalk cliffs are very steep and care should be taken when walking. Fishing is a treasured activity for both locals and tourists.

Crooklets Beach
Crooklets BeachCrooklets Beach, S W Coast Path, Bude EX23 8NE, UK

A wide expanse of golden sand is exposed at low tide, bordered by rocky outcrops ideal for rock-pooling. It is A wide expanse of golden sand is exposed at low tide, bordered by rocky outcrops ideal for rock-pooling. The beach has great facilities including a large car park, level access and viewing area, a play area, skate park, beach cafe, showers, amusements and pubs close by.

Crosby Beach
Crosby BeachCrosby Beach, United Kingdom

Crosby Beach is the beginning of the 22 mile Sefton Coastal Path. From the shore, visitors can enjoy views across the sea to Wirral and North Wales hills. The beach has been awarded the Quality Coast Award by Keep Britain Tidy. This is the place where you can see some of the finest sunsets in the country. The beach has been the permanent home of the Another Place sculptures by Antony Gormley since 2007.

Cuckmere Haven
Cuckmere HavenCuckmere Haven, Seaford BN25 4AR, UK

This quiet pebble beach is dominated by the white chalk cliffs of the Seven Sisters just to the east. It sits at the mouth of the meandering Cuckmere river. This quiet pebble beach is dominated by the white chalk cliffs of the Seven Sisters just to the east. It sits at the mouth of the meandering Cuckmere river. It is a popular tourist destination with an estimated 350,000 visitors per year, where they can engage in long walks, or water activities on the river.

Dancing Ledge
Dancing LedgeS W Coast Path, Swanage BH19 3LD, UK

Dancing Ledge is one of the south coast’s best wild swimming spots. It’s not an easy place to reach. Dancing Ledge is so called because at certain stages of the tide when the waves wash over the horizontal surface, the surface undulations cause the water to bob about making the ledge appear to dance.

Map of Beaches to explore in England