Beaches in the UK

Haven is the home of seaside holidays and we’re particularly proud that are parks are within reaching distance of some of the finest beaches the UK has to offer. Incredible stretches of sand can be found in all four directions of mainland Britain and its surrounding islands. A home from home for you with Haven is never far away, as you’ll see in our series of beach-inspired articles. Sit down, relax and read a beach guide or shortlist of your choice, setting you up perfectly for your next delightful uk beach holiday.

Best in the UK

Best beaches in the UK
Best beaches in the UK

This is the quintessential round up of everything elite when it comes to beaches in all four parts of the UK. England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are all represented.

Best beaches in the UK
Best beaches in England
Best beaches in England

We’ve combined the best of north, east, south and west to put together the list of England’s greatest beaches. They’re spread evenly across the country, so you won’t be far from one.

Best beaches in England
Best beaches in Scotland
Best beaches in Scotland

Scotland is home to an endless amount of comforting coastal retreats. With just 1/10 of England’s population, you’re never far from a stretch of untouched seaside paradise.

Best beaches in Scotland
Best beaches in Wales
Best beaches in Wales

Home to some of the UK’s greatest scenery, Wales offers an escape from the hustle and bustle like few other places can. Head here for a roundup of the Welsh coastline’s greatest beaches.

Best beaches in Wales

Around the UK

Haven holiday parks with direct beach access
Haven holiday parks with direct beach access

Do you dream about a holiday that’s all about a breath of fresh sea air? We’ve compiled a list of the best Haven holiday parks with direct beach access.

Haven holiday parks with direct beach access
Beaches in England
Beaches in England

We’ve combined the cream of the regional crop into one article covering all corners of the English nation. Enjoy our article and get planning your next beach-inspired staycation.

Beaches in England
Beaches in Wales
Beaches in Wales

We’ve combined the best of everything in coastal Wales to give you our quintessential guide to the great seaside spots you should pay a visit. There are so many underrated names.

Beaches in Wales
Beaches in Scotland
Beaches in Scotland

The article is brimming with beaches north of the border. We’ve included jewels on the west and east coast, covering both sides of this stupendous country.

Beaches in Scotland

The North East

Best beaches in the North East
Best beaches in the North East

We’ve cherrypicked the best beaches from a region that can only be described as coastal powerhouse home to some of the country’s greatest seaside places.

Best beaches in the North East
Beaches in the North East
Beaches in the North East

Fancy a trip to the North East? No visit to the region is complete without visiting a beach or two. Check out our handy guide to the stretches of sand along the North Sea coastline.

Beaches in the North East
Best beaches in Lincolnshire
Best beaches in Lincolnshire

We’ve done the research and decided our own favourites in this article that gives you the shortlist of Lincolnshire beaches that are simply unmissable. These tie in perfectly with a Haven holiday.

Best beaches in Lincolnshire
Beaches in Lincolnshire
Beaches in Lincolnshire

Lovely Lincolnshire is home to a whole host of unspoilt coastline that’s waiting to be discovered. Check out our handy guide to the county’s beaches and get selecting your favourites.

Beaches in Lincolnshire
Best beaches in Northumberland
Best beaches in Northumberland

All of the best sandy Northumberland spots in one place. From beaches untouched for miles to craggy cliff facing areas, there’s present day delight and a dose of epic history to this special list.

Best beaches in Northumberland
Beaches in Northumberland
Beaches in Northumberland

The most rural of counties in England also serves up a whole host of spots that are off the beaten track. Allow us to guide you to them in this article that covers everything coastal in Northumberland.

Beaches in Northumberland
Best beaches in Yorkshire
Best beaches in Yorkshire

The cream of the Yorkshire crop is waiting for your arrival. From legendary coastal towns to the hidden gems we just can’t stop talking about, this list of Yorkshire’s best are some of the greatest spots in the whole country.

Best beaches in Yorkshire
Beaches in Yorkshire
Beaches in Yorkshire

The largest county in England is also home to a whole host of magnificent coastal spots. Take a look at our guide and get planning your next family trip to this delightfully diverse coastline.

Beaches in Yorkshire

The North West

Best beaches in the North West
Best beaches in the North West

Home to some of the biggest cultural hubs in England, the North West plays host to a surprising number of beautiful beaches. Find out our favourites in this article.

Best beaches in the North West
Beaches in the North West
Beaches in the North West

This article is your one stop shop for beaches along the Irish Sea coastline. In many cases, they’re only a short distance from the region’s cosmopolitan cities.

Beaches in the North West
Best beaches near Blackpool
Best beaches near Blackpool

We’ve compiled the Premier League of beaches for your next stay with us in Blackpool. None of these spots are far from the loveable coastal town, making a day out at one these a must! 

Best beaches near Blackpool
Beaches near Blackpool
Beaches near Blackpool

Blackpool goes down in the coastal history books as one of the greatest places for a holiday at home. We’ve rounded up some beaches that add even more to a stay in Britain’s most glorious sea facing spot. 

Beaches near Blackpool
Best beaches near the Lake District
Best beaches near the Lake District

We’ve whittled down the list of beaches surrounding the UK’s largest National Park into one handy article. Pick and choose from the delights here and make memories that last a lifetime.

Best beaches near the Lake District
Beaches near the Lake District
Beaches near the Lake District

The Lake District is about more than the inland gems surrounding our Lakeland park. The area is also home to loads of untouched beaches. Take a look at this guide and start planning your visit. 

Beaches near the Lake District

The South East

Best beaches in the South East
Best beaches in the South East

The South East is home to the UK’s warmest shores. You’ll see the crisp coastline of the continent as you discover some of the best kept secrets in England’s most populous region.

Best beaches in the South East
Beaches in the South East
Beaches in the South East

A directory for everything sandy in the South East. A wide variety of counties are covered, meaning you’re bound to spot something that’s cool and convenient.

Beaches in the South East
Best beaches in Essex
Best beaches in Essex

Your one-stop-shop for the best beaches in England’s eastern county, this article will set up nicely for some sand-filled time away with the loved ones in one of the country’s most vibrant places.

Best beaches in Essex
Beaches in Essex
Beaches in Essex

Essex is one of the original seaside spots that’s attracted many a visitor over the years. This guide gives you an idea of why, with brilliant beaches dotting its generously sized coastline.

Beaches in Essex
Best beaches in Kent
Best beaches in Kent

We've handpicked this special selection of beaches that simply can’t be missed out on when you’re next in Kent. Whether you’re a walker or don’t want to move a muscle, you’ll find a beach to suit you here.

Best beaches in Kent
Beaches in Kent
Beaches in Kent

Kent sits on England’s south-eastern coast, which gives it some of the best weather in the whole country. We’ve put together this handy guide of beaches for you to enjoy come rain or shine.

Beaches in Kent
Best beaches in Norfolk
Best beaches in Norfolk

With over 90 miles of coastline, it’s no surprise that Norfolk is a real winner when it comes to beaches. We’ve rounded up our favourites from a truly spectacular set of sandy stretches.

Best beaches in Norfolk
Beaches in Norfolk
Beaches in Norfolk

This quintessential guide to beaches in Norfolk is just what’s needed to plan your next trip to the county. Have a read of this article and start planning your next great getaway to East Anglia.

Beaches in Norfolk
Best beaches in Sussex
Best beaches in Sussex

This article will help you find the perfect slice of Sussex sprinkled bliss when you head to the south coast. From bustling towns to quiet corners, a beautiful beach-filled break awaits you and the family.

Best beaches in Sussex
Beaches in Sussex
Beaches in Sussex

Discover the unmissable Sussex spots on the south coast that are all conveniently located within range of our Haven sites to make your holiday experience even more memorable

Beaches in Sussex

The South West

Best beaches in the South West
Best beaches in the South West

The spiritual home of the staycation for many, the South West has strength in so much depth when it comes to the coast. Find our pick of the beaches all in one place.

Best beaches in the South West
Beaches in the South West
Beaches in the South West

Heading to the West Country? We’ve produced a great guide of the beaches that are waiting to welcome you and your family for memories that last a lifetime.

Beaches in the South West
Best beaches in Cornwall
Best beaches in Cornwall

The coastal cream of the crop is featured in this Cornish article. You’ll see our handpicked and unmissable stretches of sand that you must pay a visit to when you’re in the South West.

Best beaches in Cornwall
Beaches in Cornwall
Beaches in Cornwall

A guide to everything beach in all of Cornwall. See surfing spots, relaxing retreats and stunning scenery in what has to be one of the best counties in the UK when it comes to coastal spots.

Beaches in Cornwall
Best beaches in Devon
Best beaches in Devon

Devon’s array of beaches makes selecting the best quite the challenge, but we think we’ve succeeded with this stunning set of sandy spaces that are waiting for you and the loved ones on your next visit.

Best beaches in Devon
Beaches in Devon
Beaches in Devon

Relax and refresh at one of these lovely locations by the sea. A roundup of suitable beaches for your next Devon stay await in this handy article that covers the coastal areas of the county.

Beaches in Devon
Best beaches in Dorset
Best beaches in Dorset

We’ve whittled down the list of Dorset’s beaches to include the cream of the crop in one article. This special selection of sandy spaces are waiting for you and the loved ones to absorb and enjoy.

Best beaches in Dorset
Beaches in Dorset
Beaches in Dorset

Delightful Dorset is home to a whole host of beaches, covering everything from classic seaside towns to hidden gems where you’ll have space to yourself. Have a gander at this guide and get planning.

Beaches in Dorset
Best beaches in Somerset
Best beaches in Somerset

Somerset’s magical coast lies just minutes from the county’s most prominent towns, meaning that it’s one of the easiest shores to explore in the UK. Find out our favourites here.

Best beaches in Somerset
Beaches in Somerset
Beaches in Somerset

Somerset might not have the longest coastline, especially compared with its southwestern neighbours Cornwall and Devon, but it’s blessed with some of the best beaches in the country.

Beaches in Somerset

Regions of Wales

Best beaches in North Wales
Best beaches in North Wales

This special list of beaches on the north coast of Wales add more than a hint of sparkle to any staycation. You’ll see spectacular scenery along every step of the journey to the coast.

Best beaches in North Wales
Best beaches in South Wales
Best beaches in South Wales

Home to stellar names and hidden gems, you’ll find a coastal vibe suitable for you and your loved ones in this list of extra special beaches that happen to be in one great region.

Best beaches in South Wales
Beaches in North Wales
Beaches in North Wales

The place to be for crisp coastline on both the mainland and the Isle of Anglesey, you’ll be spoilt for choice in North Wales. Let our guide help you decide where you’re heading.

Beaches in North Wales
Beaches in South Wales
Beaches in South Wales

We’ve worked our magic and produced a guide to everything sandy in South Wales. Head here to help you decide where to stay on your next wonderful Welsh staycation.

Beaches in South Wales

Dog friendly beaches around the UK

Top 10 dog friendly beaches in the UK
Top 10 dog friendly beaches in the UK

Finding a great beach for your family and your furry friend can be quite the challenge. Allow us to show you our favourite beaches suitable for all dotted around the UK.

Top 10 dog friendly beaches in the UK
Dog friendly beaches near Blackpool
Dog friendly beaches near Blackpool

Blackpool is a great place for humans and animals alike. Hidden behind here is our list of dog friendly Lancashire gems that you and your furry friend will love on your next Haven holiday to the town.

Dog friendly beaches near Blackpool
Dog friendly beaches in Cornwall
Dog friendly beaches in Cornwall

Our round up of beaches that are pooch-perfect in one of Britain’s holiday hotspots. You won’t need to worry about any admin as this article gives you all you need to know before you and the furry one arrive.

Dog friendly beaches in Cornwall
Dog friendly beaches in Devon
Dog friendly beaches in Devon

This delightful selection of dog friendly beaches is great for pooches all year round so it’s time to take your furry friend on a holiday with us and let the sand and sea do the talking.

Dog friendly beaches in Devon
Dog friendly beaches in Dorset
Dog friendly beaches in Dorset

Dorset’s places are dog friendly inside out and no attraction illustrates this more than this special set of beaches. They’re great for letting your furry friend explore the county’s coast in all its glory.

Dog friendly beaches in Dorset
Dog friendly beaches in Essex
Dog friendly beaches in Essex

We’re passionate about dogs enjoying the holiday as much as the rest of the family, so we’ve selected our list of dog friendly beaches that’ll tie in perfectly with a Haven stay in Essex.

Dog friendly beaches in Essex
Dog friendly beaches in Kent
Dog friendly beaches in Kent

We’re all about dog friendly experiences at Haven and the beach shouldn’t be any different. We’ve compiled our list of pooch-perfect places in Kent that your dog and the rest of the family will love.

Dog friendly beaches in Kent
Dog friendly beaches near the Lake District
Dog friendly beaches near the Lake District

The combination of lakes and beaches in this special area are waiting for your dog to discover. This group of sandy spots perfectly compliment the splendid scenery in store for you and your canine.

Dog friendly beaches near the Lake District
Dog friendly beaches in Lincolnshire
Dog friendly beaches in Lincolnshire

Beaches that delight the dog are beaches that delight us. See a range of sandy spaces throughout the county where you let your pooch off the leash and give them that breath of fresh air we all love so dearly.

Dog friendly beaches in Lincolnshire
Dog friendly beaches in Norfolk
Dog friendly beaches in Norfolk

No trip to the beach is complete without the furry one in the family, so we’ve rounded up our list of dog-friendly beaches in Norfolk for you to bring the dog along to and enjoy making memories.

Dog friendly beaches in Norfolk
Dog friendly beaches in Northumberland
Dog friendly beaches in Northumberland

Northumberland is the place to be to leave some pawprints in the sand and we’ve selected a few of our favourite dog-friendly beaches in the county for you and your furry friend to uncover.

Dog friendly beaches in Northumberland
Dog friendly beaches in North Wales
Dog friendly beaches in North Wales

The rugged coastline of North Wales is perfect for people and pooches to explore together. Each of these beaches give you a great day out, so take a look and start planning your next dog friendly getaway.

Dog friendly beaches in North Wales
Dog friendly beaches in Scotland
Dog friendly beaches in Scotland

Bring your dog north of the border and discover this set of beautiful beaches that are more than just spots to stretch the legs. This selection is sure to satisfy all tastes, both human and canine. 

Dog friendly beaches in Scotland
Dog friendly beaches in Somerset
Dog friendly beaches in Somerset

There’s so much for you and the pooch to discover on the beaches of Somerset. We’ve rounded up our favourite dog-friendly stretches that give both of you an equally great time away by the coast.

Dog friendly beaches in Somerset
Dog-friendly beaches in Sussex
Dog-friendly beaches in Sussex

Bring your four-legged friend along to the south coast and spend some time together on one of these wonderful dog-friendly beaches. Sand, sea and a breath of fresh air is waiting for you both. 

Dog-friendly beaches in Sussex
Dog friendly beaches in Yorkshire
Dog friendly beaches in Yorkshire

We’ve compiled a list of energetic and exciting beaches for you and your canine to discover together. Your furry friend will love traversing the sands and stones of these natural Yorkshire treasures. 

Dog friendly beaches in Yorkshire