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Exploring UK Beaches: A Guide To Seaside Holidays

Exploring UK Beaches: A Guide To Seaside Holidays

Exploring UK Beaches: A Guide To Seaside Holidays

As the warm days of summer beckon, families and beach lovers across the UK embark on the delightful quest for the perfect seaside escape. The allure of sun, sea, and sand promises relaxation, adventure, and cherished moments with loved ones. Whether you prefer the charm of a bustling beach town or the tranquillity of a secluded shore, choosing the right destination is key to an unforgettable holiday. From golden sands to rugged cliffs, we've selected the top five beaches in the UK that cater to every taste and interest. And remember, wherever your travels take you, Tripp’s range of suitcases and luggage will make packing a breeze, so you can focus on making the most of your beach getaway.

Top 5 Beaches To Visit In The UK

Bournemouth Beach Dorset

Bournemouth Beach, Dorset

Bournemouth Beach is renowned for its seven miles of sandy coastline and its Victorian pier, which offers entertainment, food stalls, and beautiful sea views. This beach is perfect for families, with plenty of activities like paddleboarding, kayaking, and a variety of shops and cafes along the promenade.

Things To Do:

  • Visit the Oceanarium
  • Enjoy beach volleyball
  • Explore the Lower Gardens

Best Time To Visit:

May to September for the warmest weather.

Local Eats:

Try the fresh seafood at WestBeach or a classic fish and chips from Harry Ramsden's.

Tripp's Recommendation:

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Fistral Beach Cornwall

Fistral Beach, Cornwall

Fistral Beach in Newquay is a haven for surfers, known for its consistent waves and vibrant surfing culture. The beach is surrounded by sand dunes and cliffs, providing stunning views and great spots for picnics.

Things To Do:

  • Surf lessons for all levels
  • Coastal walks along the South West Coast Path
  • Visit the nearby Newquay Zoo

Best Time To Visit:

June to September, and make sure to bear in mind Boardmasters Festival in August.

Local Eats:

Enjoy a hearty meal at the Fistral Beach Bar or grab a pasty from the Cornish Bakery.

Tripp's Recommendation:

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Whitby Beach North Yorkshire

Whitby Beach, North Yorkshire

Whitby Beach combines sandy shores with dramatic cliffs and the historic Whitby Abbey overlooking the town. It's a great spot for families and history buffs alike.

Things To Do:

  • Explore Whitby Abbey and the Captain Cook Memorial Museum
  • Take a boat trip to see the coastline from the sea
  • Enjoy the sandy beach and local shops

Best Time To Visit:

July to August for beach activities, but the town is beautiful year-round.

Local Eats:

Indulge in Whitby's famous fish and chips at the Magpie Café.

Tripp's Recommendation:

Style Lite is a great choice for Whitby, with co-ordinating travel bags, 4 dual wheels, and pockets inside and out.

Rhossili Bay Wales

Rhossili Bay, Wales

Often voted one of the best beaches in the UK, Rhossili Bay boasts a three-mile stretch of golden sand backed by dramatic cliffs. It's perfect for walkers, surfers, and nature enthusiasts.

Things To Do:

  • Walk to Worm’s Head at low tide
  • Surfing and kite-flying
  • Bird watching at the National Trust site

Best Time To Visit:

Late spring to early autumn.

Local Eats:

Enjoy local Welsh cuisine at the Worm’s Head Hotel restaurant.

Tripp's Recommendation:

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Camber Sands East Sussex

Camber Sands, East Sussex

Camber Sands is famous for its extensive sandy beach and impressive dunes, providing a great spot for sunbathing, beach sports, and family fun.

Things To Do:

  • Dune surfing and kite flying
  • Explore the historic town of Rye nearby
  • Horse riding on the beach

Best Time To Visit:

June to September for beach activities.

Local Eats:

Sample fresh local produce at The Gallivant.

Tripp's Recommendation:

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Beach Holiday Checklist: Essentials & Packing Tips

What To Bring:

  • Sun Protection: Sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses to protect against UV rays.
  • Beach Gear: Towels, mats, umbrellas, and beach chairs for comfort.
  • Water & Snacks: Stay hydrated and energised with plenty of water and light snacks.
  • Entertainment: Books, beach games, and snorkelling gear for fun activities.
  • Clothing: Swimwear, cover-ups, and an extra set of dry clothes.
  • First Aid Kit: Basic supplies like band-aids, antiseptic, and any personal medications.


Packing Tips:

  • Travel With Ease: Tripp suitcases are perfect for beach holidays. With various sizes from cabin to large, there is the perfect option for however you travel.
  • Pack Smart: Roll your clothes to save space and reduce wrinkles. Keep toiletries in a separate bag to avoid spills. Additionally, bring a waterproof bag for storing wet clothes and swimsuits to keep the rest of your items dry and organised.
  • Weather-Ready: The UK weather can be unpredictable, so pack a light jacket or sweater for cooler evenings.

Essential Beach Holiday Activities

Exploring Local Piers

Lots of UK beaches feature historic piers filled with amusements, shops and food. Visiting these piers could be the highlight of any beach holiday, offering fun for all ages regardless of the weather. 

Water Sports & Activities

Activities like paddleboarding, surfing and kite surfing are popular at many UK beaches, particularly Fistral Beach and Rhossili Bay. Lots of beaches also offer rental equipment, and even lessons for beginners. 

Wildlife Watching

The UK coastline is home to diverse wildlife, including dolphins, seals and a variety of birds. Beaches like Nairn in Scotland and the Farne Islands near Bamburgh are ideal for wildlife enthusiasts.

Essential Beach Travel Tips

  • Check Tides & Weather: Always check the local tide times and weather forecast to plan your beach activities safely.
  • Respect Wildlife: Many UK beaches are home to diverse wildlife. Keep a respectful distance and follow any local guidelines.
  • Stay Safe: Be aware of local beach safety flags and warnings. Swim only in designated areas with lifeguards.

Ready To Hit The Beach? Your Perfect Seaside Holiday Awaits

Beach holidays in the UK offer a wonderful mix of relaxation, adventure, and natural beauty. Whether you're surfing the waves in Cornwall or exploring historic sites in Whitby, there's a perfect beach destination waiting for you. Remember to pack wisely and choose the right luggage to make your trip as smooth and enjoyable as possible. With these tips, you're all set for an unforgettable seaside escape!

Ready To Hit The Beach With Tripp Luggage

Posted by Emma Smith
19th June 2024

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