For many families, holidays are all about good times spent on the beach and with the UK’s sunny weather being particularly unpredictable, you need to know exactly which beach to go to when the hot weather strikes. Here’s a breakdown of the best beaches in Somerset, Devon and Cornwall, so wherever you are in the South West this summer, you won’t miss out on a great day on the beach.
Woolacombe‘s Beaches are without a doubt the best all-round beaches in Devon and even in the UK, if you believe Trip Advisor’s best beaches ranking. Not only is it popular with families, it’s also popular with surfers and those who are looking for a little more adventure. The calmer, shallower areas are perfect for children and with lifeguard cover from May to September, you can enjoy the beach all day knowing your family is safe. There are also plenty facilities on the beach and in town itself.
Families looking for cheap self-catering accommodation (camping, caravan, lodges/bunaglows & apartments) close to this beach should check out Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks. They have some great family holiday deals available during school half-term and summer holidays. Click here to view Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks’s latest deals.
The south west has been a popular family holiday destination for generations, and Weston-super-Mare has one of the best beaches in the country for families. It’s also one of the longest beaches in the UK – no wonder tourists flock back year after year to enjoy its golden sand.
And once you’ve built a few sandcastles and paddled in the sea, you can make the most of everything else that makes Weston-super-Mare a great British holiday resort. Donkey rides have been running there since 1886 and the beach also has its own nearby miniature railway and aquarium.
Carbis Bay, Cornwall
For the best fun day out at the beach, look no further than Carbis Bay in Cornwall. Not only is this golden sandy beach perfect for boogie boarding and building sandcastles, fans also like to compare the beach that is surrounded by sub-tropical plants and lapped by turquoise waters t0 those much further south.
The RSPB bird sanctuary beach of Porthkidney Sands to the east of the beach adds another mile and a half to explore, if you’re getting bored of ice-cream, beach ball and collecting sea shells.
If you had to choose, which beach would get awarded “best UK beach” from you?