Scarborough Beach

Beaches in England

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England is home to over 55 million people and over 30,000km of coastline. Historic towns, metropolitan hubs and rural masterpieces cover the coastal area, each having a beach to tie in with the feel of the place.

In this guide of beaches in England, we attempt to cover all that’s great about the English seaside. Whether you’re planning a week away or a day out, there is something on this list for you and the family. Household names, rural hideaways and quaint villages are all covered in this Haven-approved guide of English beaches for your next staycation. And with our Haven parks spread across the country, you’re never far from a great base just a short distance from one of these suitable stretches of sand.

Looking for the cream of the crop? Check out our list of the best beaches in England.

Beach walks: bright and breezy routes along the Lancashire coastline

Beach walks: bright and breezy routes along the Lancashire coastline
Cleveleys: close to Blackpool, completely different vibe

Our Marton Mere holiday park is a brilliant position to access the bright lights of Blackpool, whilst still feeling like a real retreat from the hustle and bustle. Be sure to check out the serene and peaceful nature reserve that the park is named after, before heading to Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Driving here is easy, but we think a walk is a brilliant way to see even more. Head for Blackpool Model Village and Gardens to reach the town’s beach. Here you’ll discover a lush green area that’s full of things to do with the kids. For a real change of scenery, head south and park at Lytham St Annes to sample away from the spotlight.

Cala Gran is in a lovely area north of Blackpool, close to Cleveleys Beach and breezy Fleetwood. Park on North Promenade in Cleveleys to unlock a lovely walk along the Lancashire coast. Stroll all the way down to Bispham if you’re feeling energetic and stop off in one of the town’s many delicious places to eat. You’ll be taking in some of the best beaches near Blackpool.

Beach history

Beach history

Where do we start? The beaches in England are never far from a landmark that adds some interesting historical context to the sand. England’s position as a naval, seafaring nation gave it a whole host of advantages, but fair share of enemies too.

Head for the beaches close to our holiday parks and you’ll never be far from a fortification that harks back to times where these were key defences of the coastline. Castles, forts and Martello Towers are yours to tick off the list when you head to any Haven region. Many of the beaches close to us functioned as vital gateways for trade and commerce for hundreds of years, and many others have featured on the big and little screen too. Simply pick a park and start the discovery.

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Beach attractions

Beach attractions

We’ve positioned our holiday parks in places that put you and the family away from the hustle and bustle, but close enough to the heart of the action by the sea. You’re never far beaches and attractions that make memories the last a lifetime. Discover everything needed for a great day out by the beaches of England.

There are amusements, fairground rides, piers, arcades and those all-important fish and chips. Bamburgh, Bognor Regis, Clacton, Cleethorpes, Filey, Great Yarmouth, Hastings and Poole are just some of the fantastic family-friendly places that are easy accessed from our array of holiday parks.

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