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700 miles of coastline means that we have loads of smaller beaches that are off the tourist trail, and cherished secrets of the local residents.
If you're looking for looking for a beach away from the crowds, why not visit one of our secret and secluded beaches:
- Mwnt beach, Cardigan Bay, Wales: Stretch your legs on a walk up to the 15th-century clifftop church or don your binoculars for a spot of porpoise-watching.
- Barafundle Bay, Pembrokeshire: Jewel of a beach set between limestone cliffs and backed by dunes and woods. This secluded bay can only be reached by a cliff path walk from Stackpole Quay, with steep steps at either end.
- Hive Beach, Burton Bradstock, Dorset: Few people know about this small beach and its award-winning seafood cafe on Dorset's Jurassic Coast.
- Salcombe, South Devon - this area has loads of secluded beaches, including Sunny Cove, Ayrmers Cove, Starehole Bay, Soar Mill Cove and Scabbacombe and Man Sands.
Of course there are hundreds more, and you may have discovered your own quiet spot - so whether you want a big beach enjoyed by everyone or appreciate a more secluded bay, we've something for you.