OFFICIAL: North Devon beaches are the best in the UK

North Devon beaches

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:

For more details on Woolacombe, click here.

To learn more about Westward Ho!, click here.

Want to know more about Barricane? Click here.

You can find out more about Putsborough by clicking this link.

Did you know Robbie Williams filmed a music video on Saunton? Click here for more.

Want to know how to find this beautiful beach? Click here.

Learn more about North Devon’s beaches at the following link.

Fancy getting to know more about Instow? Follow this link.

There are so many hidden gems like Tunnels in North Devon. Find out more, here.

Learn more about the resort town of Combe Martin at the following link.

Also in joint first place, and therefore deserving of a mention, are the following…

=1: Woody Bay

=1: Bucks Mills

=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: Rockham (Mortehoe)

=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: Lee Bay

=1: Lynmouth Beach

=1: Wild Pear Beach

=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.

=1: Combesgate (Woolacombe)

=1: Watermouth Bay

=1: Wildersmouth

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