In the UK’s loveliest seaside towns that look ABROAD… Get ‘Caribbean’ sand and Spanish sun from home
Many of us long for a trip to a beautiful sunny beach—but there’s no need to get on a plane.
The UK has a number of stunning seaside towns that will make you feel like you’re soaking up the sun in Spain or sipping a cocktail in the Caribbean.
There are beaches across the country that could easily be mistaken for an exotic resort.
St. Michael’s Mount in Cornwall looks like it was ripped out of a travel guide about Northern France.
The tidal island and medieval castle is located in the middle of Mount’s Bay and is often cut off from the sea.
But it can be reached on foot at low tide from the town of Marazion.
In Norfolk, on the other hand, Holkham Beach is a sprawling place to relax by the sea.
With its picture perfect golden sandy beaches and candy-colored beach huts on stilts, it could easily be mistaken for South Africa.
But Holkham Beach has strong competition in the form of Barafundle Bay in Pembrokeshire.
The glitter Welsh Bay had impressively clear blue water and gleaming sand just waiting to be laid.
In fact, it has often been called one of the best beaches in the world.
Also in Cornwall is Summerleaze Beach – home to the Bude Sea Pool, reminiscent of Sydney’s Bondi Icebergs Pool.
The sea pool is partly artificial and built into the rocks.
Its website boasts that it has “provided a haven for free and safe bathing and other water-based activities since the 1930s”.
And the Isle of Mull in the Inner Hebrides is home to hidden gem beaches.
The Northern Lights can even twinkle from the bays as the island has very little light pollution.
Meanwhile, the Valley of the Rocks, Devon is one of the most stunning places to take in sea views.
Concentrated on a dramatic stretch of coastline, its spectacular scenery is enough to make anyone’s jaw drop.
It comes after a UK pub garnered rave reviews – with some players even comparing it to holiday hotspots in Spain.
Rising airfare costs have prompted more people to consider staying in the country rather than traveling abroad this year.
Fortunately, there are many places in the UK where holidaymakers can have a similar experience without the hassle of traveling abroad.
One such place is Whitstable in Kent which has a famous pub overlooking the sea.
The Old Neptune is described online as an “intimate Victorian inn with period decor” that offers “pub grub plus live music.”
The Neppy, as the locals call it, is right on Whitstable beach, which means people can order a cold pint while gazing out to sea.
Customers love the unique experience it offers and it even compares to more distant holiday hotspots.
In a review on TripAdvisor they wrote: “Table service on the beach terrace, with a varied menu and a good selection of beers.
“Went there specifically to try the local gin. And stayed for lunch, the fish selection box. Ideal for a beach lunch. It was just like the Costas.”
Meanwhile, Britain’s most beautiful beaches have been unveiled.
Kynance Cove, a small Cornwall beach, took first place, beating Newquay’s popular Fistral Beach and Brighton Beach.
The study conducted by Luxushotel.comanalyzed Instagram data and beach length to find those with the highest hashtags per meter.
Kynance Cove in Mount’s Bay, Cornwall came in at number one with almost 55,000 hashtags despite being only 200 meters long.
Brighton Beach, although it has had more than 900,000 hashtags, is one of the longest on the list, measuring three miles.
And Cornwall’s Fistral beach also made the top three, popular at the annual Baordmasters festival.