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The Cleanest Beaches in the UK

20th December 2015 by Junkwize Admin

If you are dreaming of a beach holiday, you may want to consider one of Britain’s local beaches as they are said to be among the cleanest beaches around. Let’s take a look at some of the cleanest beaches that you can find in the UK.

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) tests water samples for pollution every year, and almost 74 percent of Britain’s 734 beaches have excellent water quality. Of these, we take a look at the 10 cleanest beaches located in the United Kingdom.

Porthminster Beach, Cornwall

Porthminster Beach is around one kilometre long and has a magnificent Mediterranean feel. As a visitor you can walk and enjoy St Ives, a close by town, or walk all the way to Carbis Bay and enjoy the dolphins along the way. It’s a perfect beach for a family day out.

West Wittering, West Sussex

This is a natural sandy beach that has amazing wildlife and is known for its natural beauty all over the world. You can enjoy migrating birds, seals and a variety of coastal plants. There are many great areas for family games, barbeques and picnics.

Combesgate Beach, North Devon

This beach is about one kilometre from Woolacombe, and it’s also a very popular spot among surfers. It’s not too crowded, making it ideal for a summer walk on the beach.  There are many beautiful rock pools to enjoy and the area is full of shells.

Oddicombe Beach, Torquay

You can find this beach at the bottom of beautiful sandstone cliffs and it’s a beach that also acts as a sheltered haven for people looking for a relaxed day to spend outside. The beach has a mild climate and there are more than enough palm trees. It is considered part of the ‘English Riviera’ and is a favourite among locals for its wonderful climate.

Rhossili Beach, Swansea

Rhossili Bay is among the most beautiful and cleanest UK beaches, so much so that it won an award by TripAdvisor as the Best Beach in Britain. This lovely beach makes for the perfect location for people looking to have a refreshing swim surrounded by beautiful views.

Durdle Door East, Dorset

You can only access this beach by foot, as it consists of steep paths and goes over a hill. It’s a quite narrow strand and the eastern end is protected by the arch. The rest of the beach enjoys partial shelter from a submerged offshore reef.

Tynemouth Longsands Beach, Newcastle upon Tyne

This beach stretches for half a mile and is accompanied by dunes and beautiful golden sands. Its location has an urban feel and that is why it’s so popular among people, especially those who enjoy playing on the beach, surfing, kayaking and canoeing.

Sandbanks Peninsular, Poole

This is undoubtedly a very popular and sought after location in the UK. Sandbanks Peninsular is also often referred to as ‘millionaire’s row’ as a result of the many mansions it has. The beach consists of golden sand and there are lots of facilities to enjoy at the promenade. Adjacent to the beach you’ll find a trail that spans across three miles and you can also enjoy the pedestrian ferry.

Achmelvich Beach, Highland

Alchmelvich Beach consists of a beautiful selection of sandy beaches that also offer you magnificent flowering landscapes. There are popular caravan spots and the beach is home to Europe’s tiniest castle – Hermit’s Castle.

Alum Chine, Bournemouth

Alum Chine has a magnificent beach that offers you many beautiful beach units, including a few great new chalets that are close to a tropical garden, an award-winning location. It’s somewhat less crowded so it’s a popular choice for families to visit.

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