Isle Of Wight Beaches

The new spa is a good reason to book, while the supervised children’s play area with two hours of free childcare is a godsend for parents. A digital detox on one of the most peaceful beaches on the western coast. The second generation of owners took over in 2004, and the 69-room hotel saw an £8 million redevelopment, transforming it into a hub of activity and relaxation. Expect luxury rooms with beach-chic decor and a jam-packed events programme. The car park can get full at peak times – cycle or arrive early to get a space during the summer months.

There’s no lifeguard on the and dogs are banned between groynes five and 13. Is a clean and cosy family-run inn right on the seafront with modern minimalist rooms available for a very decent price and a great restaurant serving local mussels cooked in several ways. Nearest train station is Coleraine, from which regular buses run to the beach. Cove Cottage is one of the most delightful retreats in Cornwall. The tiny B&B offers romantic getaways, complete with four-poster beds and private flower-filled terraces. There’s chintz and geraniums by the bucketload and we’re totally on board.

Closest train station is Penzance, a 25-minute drive away. Beautiful barefoot walks along soft white sand by a turquoise sea. Closest train station is Lamphey, a 13-minute drive away. This community garden and farm provides work experience and training to people with learning disabilities. The Sea of Japan is decidedly cooler than the Pacific Ocean, but tends to be less developed. Air and water temperatures vary quite a bit from south to north, but swimming can be enjoyed in most places at least from mid July through August.

There’s a pool on-site, but guests are more likely to use the private steps to Combesgate Beach. Closest train station is Barnstaple, a 30-minute drive away. Closest train station is Sheringham, a 45-minute drive away. The nearest toilets are a short drive away, at Wells-next-the-sea. For more facilities, park up at Holkham Hall, where you’ll also find a play area, a café and a museum.

For dramatic views, starry skies and cosy fires, book a stay at the Oran Na Mara. Based on the north of Scarista beach, its curved walls make the most of the azure sea views with floor-to-ceiling windows, and winter offers a chance to see the Northern Lights from its secluded patio area. The small entry fee for Blackpool Sands is worth it for a spotlessly clean coastline despite a high number of visitors, while families will appreciate the modern and well-equipped facilities. The wide pebble beach is one of the cleanest in Devon and is sheltered by pine trees and evergreens, while rocks at the far corners provide shade.

Nestled beneath a magnificent cliff line, the bay enjoys its own micro-climate, some of the warmest sea temperatures in the UK and stunning views of the Isle of Wight and the Purbecks. Whatever you want from a day at the beach, you’ll find it all here. If you keep walking you’ll discover a continuous sandy beach with a gently shelving shoreline to your left as you walk along the seafront.

Photography on Holkham Beach for any commercial purpose is not allowed without prior written consent from Holkham Estate. Holkham National Nature Reserve, one of the largest in the country, is home to many rare species of flora and fauna. The Wellington Pier, further along Marine Parade towards the southern end of the strip is open all year round, with amusment arcades and a fantastic ten-pin bowling alley at the end of the pier. Peaceful and picturesque part of the coastline accessed via steep steps. There’s ample space to spread out in this stylish family suite, consisting of 2 bedrooms and separate living area.