The best seaside trips to enjoy this summer
Lockdown measures may be easing but it’s safe to say that many of us won’t be indulging in an overseas holiday any time soon due to the current Covid-19 risk.
The government may have introduced air bridges as part of their plan to get back to a (new) normal in the coming weeks and months.
However, many simply don’t feel confident enough to travel overseas just yet, while those who do, don’t want to deal with the red tape that comes with foreign travel at this strange time.
Those wanting to escape the confines of home without venturing too far can explore the many seaside trips right on our doorsteps.
The UK offers plenty of staycation inspiration, and enjoying a beach holiday could provide the boost local communities and the wider economy needs to get back on track.
Forget jetting off to some far-flung beach destination this summer and choose one of these great British beach trips to celebrate summer on home turf.
Camber Sands, Sussex
As the only sandy beach in East Sussex, Camber Sands is a must-visit for those looking for a beach escape.
With its endless dunes and fine, golden sand, it’s the perfect setting to build sandcastles, relax with a good book, or simply take in the sea air. Camber Sands is also a great spot for water sports with windsurfing and kitesurfing particularly popular in the area.
The beach itself is large in size, which makes maintaining the new 1 metre plus social distancing rule a breeze. Beachgoers wishing to extend their trip will want to check out the seaside town of Camber, which is home to a number of attractions. Nearby Rye is well worth exploring too with its bay offering fantastic coastal views and the town itself ancient and historic.
Watergate Bay, Newquay
From endless dunes to scenic cliffs and caves, Watergate Bay in Newquay is a two-mile long beach that’s teeming with wildlife.
The beach and its surrounding waters play host to an array of birds, including peregrine falcons, gulls, and fulmars. It’s also popular with surfers, who take advantage of the swell from the Atlantic too.
Nearby you’ll find various eateries and hotels to help to extend your stay, whilst a number of hotels and holiday cottages are also situated in the surrounding areas.
Based just a stone’s throw away from the more famous seaside resort of Whitby, Sandsend shouldn’t be underestimated.
Sandsend beach offers a beautiful and less populated seaside trip for those looking to escape the crowds. Its village is also a welcoming and vibrant place to spend your summer holiday as Discover Yorkshire details:
“Sandsend is great for families, those looking for a romantic and nostalgic break, surfers and fossil hunters. It boasts fine food, from simple beach shacks through tea rooms to some seriously swanky restaurants, a gallery selling the work of some of the region’s best artists, and one of the coast’s premier hotels, with not just one, but two spas – one for dogs, and another for their owners!”
This huge beach is so much more than a seaside spot to while away the day. Its dunes are so spectacular that it has been deemed a ‘Site of Special Scientific Interest’ and it was even described by Telegraph Travel as Britain’s most exhilarating coastal landscape.
Formby is home to one of the last red squirrel reserves in Britain and has been a place of many prehistoric discoveries – prehistoric human and animal footprints have all been discovered here.
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