Britons in need of some fresh air may be looking at a holiday by the sea. But with thousands of miles of coastline, it can be hard to know where to go for a UK seaside holiday.
On Tripadvisor, Janine L said: “Ventnor was well worth a visit. A very pretty place by the sea.”
Jackie W wrote: “It’s the first time I have swum in the sea for years and I am going again today!
“The beach is lovely and the sea is flat calm and gently shelving.
“There are deckchairs etc if you want them and ice cream nearby but no noisy “entertainments”.
“A good old-fashioned seaside which I love.”
Peter C, meanwhile, wrote: “Ventnor is a lovely spot, beach at the foot of cliffs with winding roads to it, and very beautiful views from the seafront back up to the top of the town. Truly delightful.”
Shannon Keary, PR Manager at Island Cottage Holidays, said: “With staycations on the rise and families once again looking to get away during half term now schools have reconvened, it’s never been more important to pick the right destination.
“While local safety is obviously a key factor, it’s interesting to see how popular beaches compare when it comes to other metrics, including entertainment value, accessibility and food provisions for little ones, to make sure they’re getting the most out of their trip away.”
In second place was Woolacombe Beach in Devon.
On Tripadvisor, David Q said: “Great beach! stunning in the sunshine as well as the rain (we had both).
“Great for families and watersports enthusiasts alike. Very clean and well kept.”
User Tom said: “One of the best beaches in the country.
“I went in the sea every day , the waves were unusually small , but it is normally a good surfing beach.
“The cafe at the top of the car park is pretty good if you forget anything , but I would recommend a flask and sandwiches and set up shop all day.
“Lovely beach in a fantastic setting.”
Best UK beaches for families
1. Ventnor Beach, Isle of Wight
2. Woolacombe Beach, Devon
3. Whitesands, Pembrokeshire
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