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Iceni Magazine | August 12, 2020

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The Best UK Beaches for a Post-Lockdown Trip

The Best UK Beaches for a Post-Lockdown Trip

Summer is just around the corner, but with the UK currently in lockdown and strict measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus, our gardens are the only place we’ll be visiting outdoors for the time being!

However, that doesn’t stop us from planning our adventures for when the lockdown is lifted, and we already know that our first stop is going to involve sea, sand and hopefully some sun! Here are our five favourite UK beaches that we plan to visit post-lockdown:

  1. Whitby, North Yorkshire

Whitby is a town drenched in history, beauty and atmospheric charm, having famously inspired Bram Stoker to include it as a key location in his novel Dracula.

As well as its heritage coastline and stunning views over the North Yorkshire moors, the picturesque ruins of Whitby Abbey are also a must-see for any daytripper planning to head that way.

  1. Brighton, East Sussex

When travelling from Victoria in London, the train takes just over an hour to Brighton, making it the ideal spot for a sunny day trip.

Plan a walk along the iconic Brighton Palace pier with an ice cream in your hand, play volleyball on the beach and make sure you capture a glimpse of the stunning Royal Pavilion, an exotic palace that was the former royal residence of King George IV.

  1. Porthcurno Beach, Cornwall

This idyllic oasis found in the far west of Cornwall has a large family-friendly beach, views of the towering cliffs of Logan Rock and the internationally-renowned Minack open-air Theatre.

It’s often described as a ‘paradise’ so you’re looking for a post-lockdown trip in the UK that’ll make you feel like you’re abroad, this is the place.

  1. Holkham Beach, Norfolk

A nature reserve and a beach rolled into one, Holkham National Nature Reserve and Beach has something for everyone.

Voted Beach of the Year at Countryfile Magazine’s 2018 awards, a walk across the two-mile expanse of sand across the Norfolk coastline is incredibly rewarding and features a spectacular view of Wells Harbour and the salt marshes.

  1. Camusdarach Beach, Scotland

Tucked away on the west coast of Scotland are the glistening white sands and clear waters of Camusdarach beach. You could easily spend an entire weekend swimming, rock pooling or gazing at the breathtaking view of Cuillin (the jagged crest on the Isle of Skye) and the steep sea cliff of Eigg.

There’s a campsite right on the beach with forty pitches and two glamping pods, so it would be the perfect spot for a relaxing weekend break after the lockdown.

Keep your spirits up during lockdown by planning a future trip to one of these stunning beaches. With an ice cream in hand and the sand under your feet, you’ll be sure to have a new-found appreciation for the great British seaside.


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