Beautiful beaches near you

A day at the seaside is hard to beat. From the aquamarine waters of Barafundle Bay to the rugged mountainous landscape of the Murlough National Nature Reserve, we care for 778 miles of spectacular coastline around England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Here's a selection of some of the best spots to sink your feet into the sand, watch the sun melt into the sea and take a refreshing dip.

Brancaster Beach

Golden beaches in the East of England 

We care for 117 miles of coastline in the East of England from the golden sands of Brancaster Beach to the heather-clad slopes of Dunwich Heath. Build sand castles, take a refreshing shoreline walk, collect shells and enjoy a lungful of sea air.

Sunset over the water and sand at Compton Bay, Isle of Wight

Breathtaking beaches in the Isle of Wight 

Sink your feet into soft golden sand, walk along luscious downland buzzing with wildlife and watch the skies turn pink as the sun sinks into the sea. We look after a third of the Isle of Wight’s spectacular coastline. Here are some of our favourite spots.

A view across the Marram and Sea-lyme sand dunes at Formby

Pristine beaches in the North of England 

Walk along pristine beaches and explore dunes full of wild flowers. Look for birds nesting in jagged cliff faces or listen to the waves lapping at the shore of a sheltered bay. Discover miles of spectacular coastline in the North of England.

Murlough sand dunes

Spectacular beaches in Northern Ireland 

From the Murlough National Reserve with its 6,000-year-old dune system and views of the Mourne Mountains to the secluded beaches of Whitepark Bay we look after miles of magical coastline in Northern Ireland. Here are some beautiful beaches to escape to.

A view of Studland Beach

Beautiful beaches in the South West 

Try out exhilarating water sports, explore rock pools crawling with wildlife, enjoy a peaceful swim in the sparkling waters of a sheltered bay or take a stroll around historic fishing villages. Find your piece of paradise on the South West coast.

View of Barafundle Bay from Stackpole Head, Pembrokeshire

Paradise beaches in Wales 

Surfers, wildlife lovers and families will fall in love with the Welsh coast. Aquamarine water, rolling waves, secluded coves, rugged dunes and basking seals are just some of things that make the beaches we look after so special. Here are some of our favourite paradise spots.