The UK is not usually the first country that comes to mind when planning a beach holiday, but it actually has far more to offer than many people think.

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Indeed, the weather might be unpredictable but, unlike much of the Mediterranean coast, by contrast, a great deal of the UK’s coastline remains unspoiled and there are beaches that can easily rival those of southern Europe.

Explore These UK Beaches

Consider these four unspoilt areas of the UK for your next family beach holiday.

The Jurassic Coast, Devon and Dorset

The Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site and for good reason too.

Durdle Door, Dorset England.This stunning length of coastline spans a distance of 95 miles from East Devon to East Dorset and it is home to some of the most unspoiled beaches in the UK.

140 million years old, hence its name, it is one of Britain’s greatest natural wonders.

There are many beaches offering stunning views of the coastline, including unique geological wonders and red sandstone cliffs.

Some of the finest beaches are those found in Landram Bay, Chesil Beach and Durdle Door amongst others. Due to the extreme age of the area, fossil hunting is also a major pastime among local visitors, families and tourists alike..

Barafundle Bay, Pembrokeshire

Barafundle Bay in the south-western Welsh county of Pembrokeshire offers some of the finest, most unspoiled beaches in the UK. The main reason for this is that the place is not connected by road, instead making a half-mile walk necessary in order to get there. The small bay is surrounded by beautiful golden sands and pine trees. The water is some of the clearest in the country and the beach has been said to be one of the best beaches in Europe many times.

It is isolated with no facilities and the nearest place to park a car is Stackpole Quay half a mile away. In the village, there is a pub, cafe, accommodation and shops.

Explore The Coastline of Cornwall

Cornwall BeachesCornwall is a beautiful county occupying the peninsula of the south-western UK.

It has a generally favourable climate as well, particularly compared to the rest of the country.

With over 200 miles of coastline, there is certainly no shortage of beaches in the county either.

The best beaches are generally those found in north Cornwall. There are also many caves and coves and great sandy stretches.

One of the best of Cornwall’s beaches is Portreath Beach, a vast sandy expanse offering plenty of secluded picnic and bathing spots. There are also plenty of cliffs and caves to explore in the area.

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