St Brelade's Bay, Jersey
Tropical islands and bright and bold destinations are all well and good, but you can find something just as beautiful close to home. The UK has a coastline of around 11,000 miles (depending on who you listen to), and that includes a lot of beaches. Whether they're sweeping sands or pretty pebbles, backed by dramatic cliffs or woodland pines, our beaches are beautiful. And while we may not have the kind of weather that allows year-round sunbathing, in the summer months you won't have to go far to find somewhere to lay your towel. We've rounded up some of our favourite UK beaches, from surfing meccas in Cornwall to secret finds in the highlands of Scotland. Whether you want to sunbathe, hike, or even watch a play, these UK holiday haunts have you covered. What are you waiting for, grab your bucket and spade (and your rain mac), and get ready for an adventure!