Great British Beaches

Tuesday, 23rd August 2016 | Written By Rebecca

Situated around the corner from Land’s End in leafy Cornwall, Whitesands Bay is a beach in Sennen Cove perfect for weekend retreats. Living up to its name, a mile of fine sand stretching around to neighbouring Gwenver beach oozes beauty and British elegance. Easy to access with a nearby car park, toilets and a host of cafes and restaurants you will find everything you need for a bank holiday by the sea. After relaxing on the sand and a little paddling why not take a stroll into the village where you will find picturesque buildings and interesting local shops, stacked with handmade souvenirs and pretty trinkets. For a place to eat we highly recommend the Little Bo Cafe which can be found overlooking the coast, serving the freshest of food and dreamy cakes.


The kind of beach that has everything! Cemaes Bay can be found in one of my personal favourite spots in Britain….Anglesey. There is a hoard of soft sand, rock pools and plenty of promenade to amble down, indulging on an ice cream. Known by the locals as ‘Traeth Mawr’ which literally means “big beach”, it is overlooked by the town Cemaes where you will find beautiful bed and breakfasts, the prettiest stoney architecture and why not take a boat trip. I recommend the Pleasure Trip on the Stingray Angling Charter from Cemaes Pier. If the weather is right you will discover an exciting water wildlife spotting dolphins, seals and porpoises.


If you are looking for real escapism this bank holiday then look no further than the Isle of Harris in Scotland. Scarista beach offers miles of golden sands married to turquoise shallows with a deserted island feel. Escape the hustle and bustle and seek some well deserved relaxation in this picturesque setting. Situated on the west coast of Harris in The Outer Hebrides, the surrounding moorlands are carpeted with wildflowers and mountainous lunar landscapes. The beach itself offers a relaxing vibe where seals play in the waves and deer stroll down the sand, overlooking the village of Scarista. In the village you can find a hoard of lovely places to eat, Scarista Studios for the art lovers and the famous Harris Golf Club.


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