Chase the sun to find the best beach destinations

If you’re dreaming of a white sand beach, crystalline waters and the gentle lap of the surf against the shore, don’t despair. It may be winter in the UK but there’s still a huge array sun-drenched beaches waiting for you. In the summer you can rely on Europe for some of the best beaches in the world, but for the colder months, look to Australia, Asia, Africa and even Spain for sun, sand and sea. For a taste of paradise, try the Cook Islands in Oceania.

Top 10 beach destinations


  • Top 10 beach destinations


    Top 10 beach destinations

    In terms of relaxation and really getting away from the world, you can’t beat a beach holiday. There’s something about sun, sea, and sand that drives our cares from the world and lets us truly unwind from work and the day-to-day turmoil of life. If you’re planning a beach getaway, an apartment, cottage, or villa…

  • Beach holidays in the UK


    Beach holidays in the UK

    Ok, so we might not have the climate of the Canaries or the same sun-drenched days as Dubai, but here in the United Kingdom we have some outstandingly beautiful beaches. Swap the Cretan coast for Cornwall’s, or the Peloponnese for Pembrokeshire, and you’ll be amazed at what you’ll find: there are lots of activities to…

  • Comb beaches from Norfolk to Hampshire with your hounds


    Comb beaches from Norfolk to Hampshire with your hounds

    From raw North Sea beaches to nature reserves on sedate stretches of the English Channel, and from quaint fishing ports to busy family resorts, eastern and southeastern Britain have a character and a compelling charm all of their own. Southeast region NO LIMITS IN NORFOLK A sand-and-shingle stretch at a traditional Victorian seaside resort where…

  • Frolic along sandy shores from Merseyside to Scotland


    Frolic along sandy shores from Merseyside to Scotland

    Wild and windswept beaches make the UK’s more northerly regions—Merseyside, Cumbria, Yorkshire, Northumberland, and Scotland—invigorating destinations where energetic dogs and humans alike are in their element. North region MERSEYSIDE MEANDERS Four-legged friends are more than welcome at the National Trust’s glorious Formby Beach, with its miles of sand, dunes, and pinewoods dotted with picnic areas. You’ll…

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