Tripadvisor have just released the top ten beaches in England as chosen by you the public. Nine of them are along the south coast with one in Tenby, Wales and Haven have a range of sites within easy travelling distance of them. The number one slot was given to Bournemouth with it’s seven miles of glorious beaches. The Bournemouth beaches are traditional sand just right for paddling, building sand castles and in some areas exploring rock pools. The Council combs the sand daily in high season keeping it spotlessly clean and tidy. It can get a bit crowded when it’s hot and sunny but if you carry on walking out from the centre then you can leave the crowds behind. Haven have four parks in the Dorset area Seaview, Littlesea, Weymouth Bay and Rockley Park. So you can combine the fun of a traditional seaside holiday with all the great holiday entertainment provided by Haven.
The number two slot was taken by St Brelade’s Bay beach in Jersey and the number three was the beach at Woolacombe one of England’s favourite surfing and watersport beaches. There are also lots of rock pools to explore so why not download the free beach activity guide from the Butlin’s site before you visit and get the children to see how much they can identify. There is much to see in Cornwall, so Woolacombe is a great holiday destination. For accommodation why not try a property from Blue Chip Holidays they have beautiful stylish holiday lets throughout Devon and Cornwall.
Number four was St Ives, another Cornish beach, again great for water sports. St Ives actually has four beaches, Gwithian which is great for watching wildlife from as it is relatively quiet and you can often see dolphins or seals from its sandy stretch. Go to Porthminster Beach on a nice, sunny day and you could be in the Mediterranean area as the beach has palm trees as it is quite sheltered from the wind so a great place to visit on a warm but breezy day. Carbis Bay is great because it is a beautiful sandy beach but until now was a best kept secret. There are life guards in the summer and it is a great family beach with paddling and swimming in a really clean area of the sea. The fourth and final beach at St Ives is the most famous one a half mile stretch at Porthmeor with beach chalets for you to hire, this beach is really popular with families. So visit St Ives and be spoilt for choice for beaches.
The fifth most popular beach is Tenby in Wales, a firm family favourite. The beach is surrounded by 13th century walls which although built to keep out invaders serve to protect the beach from the wind making a great spot for a late or early holiday. Haven have a holiday park within walking distance at Kiln Park so there are great family places to stay.
The remaining areas in the top ten are Newquay, Bude, Weymouth, Swanage and Padstow so if you are really into beach holidays and most of us are Cornwall would definitely seem to be the best place to head to. So if we do get the indian summer the weather forecasters were promising why not check out one of these fabulous beaches.