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Top 10 UK beaches named best to visit in spring with two in the same county


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Spring is here and as the weather warms up many Brits will be heading to the coast to soak up any sun. The UK is home to long stretches of stunning coastline and thousands of beaches, so picking where to explore first is no easy feat.

A new rundown has revealed ten of the best beaches in the country to visit – with two of them within easy striking distance of each other with just a 30 minute drive between them.

Holkham Beach and Brancaster Beach – both in Norfolk – took second and third place respectively on the list compiled by UK holiday provider, Parkdean Resorts.

To put together the list researchers analysed the average temperature, number of rainy days and daylight hours of beaches across the UK.

Below we unveil the full list as well as a review from someone who has visited the beach taken from Tripadvisor.

10. Benllech Beach, Wales 

“Lovely beach and on the coastal footpath that was very pretty.”

9. Filey Beach, Yorkshire

“Fabulous, beautiful clean beach which is dog friendly.”

8. Botany Bay, Kent

“Beautiful beach and worth the drive. Impressive photo opportunities around the white stacks and dogs allowed.”

7. Lunan Bay, Scotland

“Outstanding beach! Simply beautiful and peaceful! (Even in the rain). Great for families, walkers and dogs.”

6. West Wittering Beach, West Sussex

“The beach is beautiful, all dunes, white sand and wide-open skies.” 

5. Bamburgh Castle Beach, Northumberland

“This beach is to die for it’s unspoilt just lots of lovely beach, lovely sand dunes and lovely views and easy access.”

4. Studland – Shell Bay, Dorset

“This is by far the best beach at Studland Bay. The sand is almost white, so fine and surrounded by dunes.”

3. Brancaster Beach, Norfolk

“Beautiful sandy beach on the North Norfolk coast. Clear blue and cool water and sandy shore make for an ideal day out with family or friends especially in warm weather.”

2. Holkham Beach, Norfolk

“Fantastic beach, bit of a walk to get to it and even a further walk to get to the actual sea but really lovely for a quiet spot.”

1. Kynance Cove, Cornwall

“The water is absolutely stunning, and looks as though you’re abroad in a sunnier place than England!” 

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