From sand-dune beaches to breathtaking waterfalls, here is a list of some of the most scenic spots around Britain.
When the workload is heavy, or the weather is muggy, most of us find ourselves fantasising about far-flung vacation destinations around the world. However, you do not have to venture far from the United Kingdom to enjoy golden sand beaches, azure waters and palm trees.
From turquoise waters to Bali-esque flowing waterfalls, here are some of UK’s top places to enjoy exotic sceneries.
Langamull Beach is located on the Isle of Mull in Scotland and is described as one of the Isle’s best-kept secrets. The beach is often referred to as the Mull Caribbean all thanks to its white sandy beaches.
The twenty-minute walk to Langamull beach is secluded and has some spectacular views that justify the journey. On clear days, you should be able to see other smaller islands and Skye.
Tinside Lide is located in Plymouth, England and is part of an old Art Deco hotel that was first opened in 1935. Though closed down in 1992, Tinside Lido was reopened as a Grade-II Listed Building in 1998 after a vociferous local campaign.
Its poolside views aren’t that dissimilar to those of Sydney’s Bondi Beach, and its saltwater swimming pool is one of the best places to enjoy a swim and sunbathe during summer.
Three Cliffs Bay in Swansea, Wales is half an hour’s drive from Swansea and is an impressive shoreline of salt marshes, dunes, and the area’s signature three limestone cliffs.
A part of Gower Coast Path, this photogenic area is an ideal spot for beach picnics and is quite popular for glamping, cottage retreats and caravanning.
The design of Portmeirion village in Gwynedd, Wales was inspired by the style of an old Italian village. The village, built by Sir Clough William-Ellis from 1925 to 1975, is one of the most unique villages in Wales.
While it is located in Gwynedd in North Wales and not the Mediterranean, the village still attracts thousands of visitors annually due to its boutique hotels, excellent restaurants, and scenic beauty.
Meanwhile, Festival No.6, an art and music extravaganza, takes place in the town annually and has been doing so since 2012 with notable performers including James Blake, Hot Chip and the Liverpool Philharmonic.
Barafundle Bay in Pembrokeshire, Wales is nestled between cliffs and resembles one of those secluded bays on Greek Islands. The nearest settlement to the bay is the Stackpole Village. The St Davids holiday cottages are close by and offer cosy accommodation to visitors.
Once the property of the Cawdor family of Stackpole Court, Barafundle Bay is now open to the public and recently made it to the list of top beaches in the world – the Good Holiday Guide even named it the best beach in the UK.
With pine trees and sand dunes, the Barafundle Bay is accessible by walking half a mile from the nearest car park. The beach offers a scenic and secluded retreat from the hustles of daily life.
West Bay in Dorset, England is a seaside location reminiscent of the Algarve. Its beautiful, clear waters and towering orange cliffs make it an ideal spot for coastal walks and family holidays, while the nearby Bridport, a small market town, has a reputation for its food and culture.
Kynance Cove in Cornwall is one of the most painted and photographed locations in the location. With a blue sea and beautiful white sands, Kynance Cove would not look out of place on Sardinian postcards.
A painter’s dream landscape, the contrast between the cove’s green and dark red serpentine rock and white sand beach is absolutely breathtaking.
When the tide is low, there are dozens of islands and sea caves to explore, and the cove’s rock towers even featured on BBC One’s Poldark.
Tenby is an over 200-years old seaside tourist town in Pembrokeshire, Wales with a Balinese-ish feel to it – that might be because of its blue seas, golden sands, colourful buildings and palm trees. The town, surrounded by a medieval wall, is steeped in history considering that it is over two centuries old.
It is also home to three uniquely-beautiful beaches – The North Beach, The South Beach and Castle Beach. North Beach is famous for water sports; South Beach is renowned for its two-mile stretch of golden sands; and Castle Beach for its spectacular views.