South West England areas Cornwall and Devon’s rugged northern shores, which are buffeted by continuous Atlantic storms, are a mecca for surfers in the UK.
Sandy beaches such as Fistral, Bude, and Croyde are well-known surfing spots that take the pressure off dozens of other more remote, rocky and isolated locations.
South Devon’s sun-drenched, palm-fringed beaches and creekside villages offer outstanding opportunities for safe swimming, while South Cornwall’s lush wooded valleys and historic fishing communities such as Looe and Readymoney Cove provide plenty of choices.
The sunny, palm-fringed Torbay region in North Devon has been dubbed the “English Riviera,” with its white sands luring swimmers from all over the world.
Dorset’s Jurassic Coast was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in recognition of the concentration of uncommon fossil remains that have been discovered there.
Lyme Bay has a long history as a fossil-hunting location, while Lulworth Cove beaches continue to be endlessly fascinating study sites for ancient geologic processes.
Following the sandy bays of Swanage and Studland, as well as the famous seaside resort of Bournemouth, come Hampshire’s Lepe Coastal Country Park, which is part of the New Forest National Park.
The Isle of Wight is served by a host of different ferry routes, with the best-known being the City to Ryde link and Island Hopper service.
There are many options for travelling between Southampton and the Isle of Wight, ranging from fast catamarans to luxury cruises.
The peaceful west coast beaches on Freshwater Bay and Shanklin are just some of the options available via Castle Carriages’ route from Southampton.
Somerset’s most famous beaches are Burnham-on-Sea and Minehead, which mark the start of the excellent 600-mile journey known as the South West Coast Path.
The Isles of Scilly, which lie thirty kilometers to the west of Land’s End, are unique in their own right.
You’ll have limited access to the mainland and no cars on islands with less than 20 inhabitants, so you’re practically certain to enjoy white sand beaches, brilliant blue seas, and dreamily beautiful coves all to yourself.