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Top 10 Recommended Beaches in England


Beaches in England
England has a stunning coastline. This coastline, in turn, has many stunning beaches to enjoy. Browse our 'Top 10 Recommended Beaches in England' to discover some of the best. In addition, please look at our other destination guides, such as South West England, for further ideas. Type 'beaches' into the search box, too. By James Penman.

Sennen Cove Beach

Close to Land's End and part of Whitesand Bay. Other contenders in the area include Porthcurno to the south and numerous beaches around St Ives Bay. All gorgeous.

Bamburgh Beach

Part of a coastal AONB with an imposing castles above its dunes and Holy Island to the north. Alnmouth recommended, too.

Birling Gap Beach

For its setting. Pebble beach beneath the Seven Sisters White Cliffs. You could access the coast to the west via Exceat. In the area, check out Hastings Beach and Camber Sands by Rye.

Putsborough Sand (Beach)

One of a number of vast sand beaches along the Atlantic Coast of South West England. For other options, try Saunton Sands and Perran Beach.

Southwold Beach

One of a number of amazing beaches along the Suffolk-Norfolk coastline. Try also Holkham Bay, Cromer, Weybourne, Great Yarmouth.

Chesil Beach

Massive beach stretching out along the Jurassic Coast of Dorset. We'd recommend the beach up by West Bay. Head east, too, for Weymouth beaches, Durdle Door and the sandy beaches around Swanage and Studland Bay.

Morecambe Beach

Big sand beach, miles of promenade and glorious views across the water towards The Lake District.

Whitby Beach

One of a number of exceptionally popular and beautiful beaches on the Yorkshire coast. Try Scarborough, too.

Rock Beach

On the Camel Estuary in Cornwall. One of many beaches north and south of the estuary and quite stunning. In the area, try Mother Ivey's Bay or further south all the beaches around Newquay.

Cleethorpes Beach

Sweeping sand beach on the Lincolnshire coast. Just one of many seriously popular resorts in the area including Skegness.