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Britains Best Beaches

Posted on July 26, 2016 by Sabina

There's no wonder the staycation is back in vogue when the UK has some of the most stunning hidden gems that we call beaches, here are some of our personal faves!

For a taste of the tropics

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The white sands and turquoise waters of Pentle Bay in the Isles of Scilly could easily be confused for a more tropical location. With temperatures to match its appearance, it’s a great place for watersports. If you’re more of a landlubber, head to the nearby Tresco Abbey Gardens, where you can find treasures salvaged from shipwrecks.

For secret adventures

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Pedn Vounder is one of Cornwall’s best-kept secrets. Accessible only via boat (or a 15-minute clamber, if you’re feeling intrepid) its secluded location makes it one of the coast’s most private spots, but watch out for naturists, who also take advantage of the picturesque bay for the same reason.

For lovers of the picturesque

Not a beach per se, but Durdle Door, the limestone archway between St Oswald’s Bay and Man O’War Cove in Dorset, is worth a visit. Used as a backdrop for Far From The Madding Crowd, a Pink Floyd album cover and a music video by Tears For Fears, those who make the pilgrimage are rewarded with breathtaking views of the bright blue sea.

For a literary pilgrimage

Retrace the poet Dylan Thomas’ footsteps at Rhossili Bay on the Gower Coast in Wales. Immortalised as “wild, bleak and barren” in his short story ‘Extraordinary Little Cough’, it remains a magical place for tourists and locals who come to marvel at its pristine coastline of small, jutting bays, crab-filled rock pools and wide, golden sands.

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