11 of Britain's Most Instagrammable Beaches

18th August 2017

Spend this summer exploring some of Britain's most stunning beaches. We've put together a list of 11 British beaches which are the ideal location to capture some eye-catching Instagram snaps.

Spend this summer exploring some of Britain's most stunning beaches. We've put together a list of 11 British beaches which are the ideal location to capture some eye-catching Instagram snaps. With a third off the rail fares with a Railcard you can also share each moment for less this summer!

 

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1). Blackpool Sands - Dartmouth

Located only 3 miles west of Dartmouth, this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is not only visually pleasing, but offers plenty to do. Whether it be making sandcastles, or taking advantage of the kayaks and paddle boards for hire, as well as a range of delicious food - Blackpool Sands is fun for all the family. Find out more here.

 

Travel: Off-Peak Journey from Birmingham - Totnes with a 16-25 Railcard - £31.35

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2). Brighton Beach - Brighton

The British seaside at its very best, Brighton Beach holds all of the essentials for an unforgettable summer holiday. Visit the iconic pier or take a sky voyage on the Brighton Wheel for panoramic views of the city and make sure to find time to recharge with Harry Ramsden's famous fish and chips. Find out more here.

 

Travel: Off-Peak Journey from London Victoria - Brighton with a Two Together Railcard - £36.30

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3). Sandwood Bay - Lairg

Take in the stunning view of Sandwood Bay’s mile long beach and explore the golden sands and dunes. The beach is considered to be one of the most unspoilt in Britain – perfect for lazy afternoon walks or sporty activities. Find out more here.

 

Travel: Off-Peak Journey from Inverness - Lairg with a 16-25 Railcard - £11.35

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4). Rhossili Bay - Swansea

With three miles of gorgeous sand and coastline, Rhossili Bay is the perfect location for walkers, water sports and wonderful views. Take in the incomparable sights of the Welsh coast and the Gower's most famous landmark - Worm's Head. Keep your eye out for dolphins and basking seals as they are known for frequenting the area. Find out more here.

 

Travel: Off-Peak Journey from Bristol - Pembrey & Burry Port with a Two Together Railcard - £43.30

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5). Ainsdale Beach - Southport

Now recognised as one of the premier beaches in the UK, Ainsdale Beach is never lacking in things to do. From zones being set aside for kite surfing, donkey rides for the kids and wind surfing for those eager to tackle the tides, there is no doubt why Ainsdale is regarded as the best beach in the North West. Find out more here.

 

Travel: Off-Peak Journey from Manchester Piccadilly - Hillside with a 16-25 Railcard - £8.25

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6). Porthcurno Beach - Cornwall

Described as a paradise by many, Porthcurno Beach is renowned for its stunning natural beauty. Everybody can get involved as the white sands and turquoise sea provide an ideal spot for surfing, swimming and sandcastles. Find out more here.

 

Travel: Off-Peak Journey from Exeter St Davids - Penzance with a Two Together Railcard - £27.70

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7). Beadnell Bay - Northumberland

A go to location for all things sporty, Beadnell Bay is known for being one of the best equipped beach locations for water sports due to its protected waters. Don't wait to experience this glorious stretch of beach this summer and take on a new water-based challenge. Find out more here.

 

Travel: Off-Peak Journey from Newcastle Central Station - Chathill Train Station with a 16-25 Railcard - £9.40

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8). Watergate Bay - Newquay

Take the opportunity to explore one of Cornwall's most famous beaches and its two mile stretch of gorgeous golden sands. Whether you want an action-packed adventure with impressive water sports facilities at the Extreme Academy, or would prefer a low-key day at the beach, there is always plenty to do and see at this spectacular location. Find out more here.

 

Travel: Off-Peak Journey from Plymouth - Newquay with a 16-25 Railcard - £6.75

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9). Cromer Beach - Norfolk

A first choice of holiday destination for many families, Cromer is host to vast stretches of sandy beaches and a classic British seaside pier. You can enjoy fish and chips whilst taking in the stunning views, as well as an annual Carnival which provides hours of fun for all the family. Find out more here.

 

Travel: Off-Peak Journey from Norwich - Cromer with a 16-25 Railcard - £4.80

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10). Wells-next-the-sea - Kings Lynn

Wells-next-the-Sea is one of the most attractive towns on the East Coast. The coastline boasts a long sweeping beach, gentle harbour with small fishing boats and children fishing for crabs, as well as independent shops and quiet restaurants - it really is just waiting to be discovered. Find out more here.

 

Travel: Off-Peak Journey from Cambridge - Kings Lynn with a 16-25 Railcard - 6.45

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11). Porthmeor Beach - St Ives

Boasting the best sunset in the West, Porthmeor Beach is a sandy beach that's been awarded for its excellent water quality. In between surfing sessions, you can go crabbing in the rock pools beneath the wet black cliffs.  A stone's throw from St. Ives' centre, you'll find trendy cafes and the legion of art galleries the town is famous for. Find out more here.

 

Travel: Off-Peak Journey from Plymouth - St Ives with a 16-25 Railcard - £6.80

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