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.

There's nothing better than enjoying simple summer pleasures at the coast. 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 at a coastal place of beauty.

Latest visiting update 

Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops, countryside locations and many houses are open. You no longer need to pre-book at many places. Some still require booking ahead, so please check the property webpage before you travel.​

Sunset at Brancaster Beach in Norfolk

Beautiful beaches in the East of England 

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

Pink and purple skies over Compton Bay as the sun sets

Breathtaking beaches in the Isle of Wight 

Enjoy simple summer pleasures at 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.

Paddling on the beach at Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire

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.

Child paddling in the sea at Murlough National Nature Reserve, County Down

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 coastline in Northern Ireland. Here are some beautiful beaches to escape to.

A view of Studland Beach

Beautiful beaches in the South West 

Explore rock pools teeming 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.

Visitor taking in the view of Barafundle beach, Stackpole, 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.

Keeping our coastline clean