We’ve asked beach specialists Beach Tomato to give us their recommendations of where to find the crème de la crème of British beaches this summer.
Midnight Sun beach
Skaw Beach, Unst, Shetland Islands, Scotland
For that Great British adventure you’ve been dreaming of (haven’t you?) head up North, and a bit further, then just a little further, to the most northerly beach in Britain. We love that you can enjoy a stretch of soft yellow sand, with a few weather-smoothed pebbles and rugged rock faces for atmosphere, and of course that everlasting horizon – all in the middle of the night.
Pre-Olympics - Chesil Beach, Dorset, England
In preparation for next year’s Olympics, Dorset’s coast is transforming itself into the UK hosts for all sailing events. We’re proud to say it - this coastal stretch boasts the best sailing conditions in all of northern Europe. Conveniently close to the record-breaking action, Chesil is quaintly picturesque and really does feel oh-so-British.
Hayling Island, England
A stone’s throw from the mainland, little Hayling Island off the English south coast is like stepping back in time. A haven of British seaside charm, the beach at Bound Lane is the quietest on the island and our choice for a low-key beach hop. Backed by colourful beach huts, grab yourself an ice-cream and take a stroll along the pretty shingle beach.