This time last year, we were proud to read that Woolacombe was rated as the best beach in the UK by members of TripAdvisor (for the second year in a row might we add)!
Now, however, the North Devon beauty spot – popular with locals and tourists alike – has dropped to fifth in the rankings, overtaken by the likes of now-number-one Weymouth, St Brelade’s on Jersey and, whisper it, Cornwall’s Fistral Beach.
That got us to thinking – TripAdvisor aside, just where are the UK’s best beaches?
So, without further ado, here are OUR Top 10 beaches found across the British Isles:
Also in joint first place, and therefore deserving of a mention, are the following…
=1: Grunta (Mortehoe)
Only accessible at low tide, this hidden treasure is full of rock pools to explore. It might be tricky to get to but this means often you will have the beach to yourself!
=1: Spekes Mill (Torridge)
If you are looking for a secluded and rugged beach to take some time to relax and think – or maybe go for a surf, Spekes Mill could be for you. It even boasts its own waterfall!
=1: White Pebble (Ilfracombe)
From above the water at White Pebble Bay looks pale because of the pale pebbles underneath. Have yourself an adventure finding it, and try and arrive at low tide.
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