Most beautiful beaches in England

I love to discover new places in England and realised just how many overlooked destinations there are in this country, which inspired me to create a post with places in England worth visiting, whether you’re planning a short holiday, one-night stay or day trip these places are definitely worth considering!

Clacton on sea, Essex 

I was surprised to discover that Clacton-on-Sea is the largest town on the Essex Sunshine Coast as it seemed like a tiny, cosy city when we visited it for the fist time in June for our 8th anniversary. We have stayed at the The Kingscliff Hotel, located just by the beach where the famous, colorful beach huts are. I can’t recommend this hotel enough, we loved our bedroom with the sea view, breakfast was amazing and the location could’t be better!
Clacton on Sea is such a lovely, quiet place, ideal for seafront walks, with easy links by road, train, coach and ferry what makes it an easily accessible destination. It boasts an array of entertainment facilities including a pleasure pier, arcades, the Princes and the Westcliff Theatres, a golf course, water sports and an airfield offering pleasure flights.

St. Ives – Cornwall

Cornwall is undoubtedly one of the most scenic places in the UK, it always makes me feel like I’m on a holiday even though I’m only a couple of hours away from home. St. Ives is one of my top Cornwall’s destinations, a pure paradise, golden beaches and turquoise water.

We’ve stayed in a dog-friendly holiday house booked via Toms Holidays holiday park and we absolutely loved it. The location is just perfect as the nearest beach is just down the hill and the owners are such a lovely and helpful people.
St Ives is a little slice of the Mediterranean dropped in the far west of Britain. It has a film-set quality: a jumble of whitewashed, slate-hung cottages and Victorian villas climbing away from the fishing harbour; wide beaches of soft white sand, and a thriving artistic community that keeps the town alive year-round.

Torquay, Babbacombe – Devon.

We went there in March for my brother’s birthday and stayed at Corbyn Head Hotel. I have very mixed feelings about this hotel; The interiors were really old-fashioned,  but on the other hand the location was just perfect, the room we’ve stayed in had an amazing sea view from the balcony.
One of the main highlights from our trip was finding a place called Babbacombe Bay on Devon’s English Riviera. Unreal landscapes and amazing, kind people.
We were covered in mud and so tired after the few-hours walk that we decided to go back up with Cliff Railway (and here again, wonderful views). Then we ended up at the Cliff Railway Cafe for a cup of coffee & cake. Torquay, in general, is a gorgeous place and hides so many undiscovered beaches – there is just so much to see!

Looe & Polperro – Cornwall

We wanted to spend a weekend away and didn’t really have any specific location in mind so we decided to just go with the flow and book a caravan in Looe from Sea View Holiday Village. I highly recommend it, lovely people, huge variety of accommodations to choose from, perfect for families with kids and dog friendly. The only downside was the location – ”Seaview” doesn’t actually have a sea view and the nearest beach is 15 mins drive from the village.
We were truly amazed by beautiful Talland Bay (be sure to take appropriate footwear for exploring the rocks!). You also need to visit Polperro as its only a 10 min drive from Looe; Polperro is viewed by many as one of the county’s most picturesque fishing village and it’s filled with lots of beautiful beaches and ports, shops with handcrafted gifts and Cafes.

St. Annes, Blackpool

While I always enjoy jetting off somewhere a bit more exotic, sometimes what I really need is to take a break from the noise and stress of everyday life. On Friday night I felt this desperate need of spending a weekend away, need of sandy beach and endless sky view, and on Saturday morning we were on our way to St. Annes –  somehow I enjoy spontaneous trips much more than the planned ones.
Beautiful golden sands of St. Annes are just 5 miles down the coast from Blackpool. St Annes beach is a huge expanse of golden sand. During low tide, it took us more than an hour to walk to the water, but we had so much fun! (until we realised we look like sunburned lobsters) 😛
I’d say St Annes is such a perfect place for picnic, long, romantic walks and building sandcastles. It’s also very instagrammable, you’ll find plenty of colourful beach huts, swathes of sand, and Victorian piers.
We spent most of our day in St Annes hence we didn’t have a chance to see much of Blackpool, however, we had a nice, long walk along promenade & pier.
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