The Best British Beaches

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  08.26.09 | 4:52 PM ET

Photo by Podknox via Flickr (Creative Commons)

I know, I know: Most folks don’t head to the U.K. for their sand ‘n’ surf fix—but this list of 50 great British beaches just might leave you tempted. I can vouch for several of the picks in Cornwall and Northumberland.

Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.

3 Comments for The Best British Beaches

Atlantic City Powerboat Show 2009 08.26.09 | 5:41 PM ET

On Anglesey, North Wales, there is this most amazing beach called “Llanddwyn” which is near a village called Newborough.

It’s a long amazing beach, that has views over to Snowdonia. It look amazing with the sea, then the beautiful mountains behind them. It looks like something you would see in South Africa or somewhere similar.

To get to the beach, you have to drive down a road through sand dunes and woodlands to get to the beach. The beach is really clean, and there are no tacky tourist shops. You do occasionally get an ice cream van in the car park in summer though!

You can walk for miles along the beach, to an island called Llanddwyn Island. There is a legend on this island of Dwynwen, which is the Welsh patron saint of lovers. The Welsh celebrate St. Dwynwen’s Day as their version of Valentines Day on the 25th of January.

rideshare australia 08.27.09 | 6:35 AM ET

British beaches? isnt that term an oxymoron? Im off to spain…...

Gary 08.27.09 | 8:22 AM ET

I was curious so I Googled images of “Llanddwyn”—that lighthouse is beautiful against the sea.

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