While we may not all be able to jet of to the Seychelles at a days notice, like the newly wed Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, we do have the luxury of some of the finest beaches around. The annual Keep Britain Tidy awards saw 70 beaches in the UK claim the internationally recognised ‘Blue Flag’ with Cornwall having five of the cleanest beaches in England! As well as that 108 beaches received Quality Coast award with 32 of those winning both, meaning we have over 146 award winning beaches right on our doorstep – a perfect excuse to get outside and start discovering the UK’s Coast.
At this time of year when the weather is starting to get warmer there is no better place than relaxing by the beach where ever it is. If you choose a late hotel deal by the beach or a few days in a seaside resort you won’t be able to resist popping down to the sea front and squeezing in a few ice creams or enjoying a quick paddle. As well as that with so many beaches waving the blue flag proudly you are sure to have one only a few hours drive from where you are!
I love a trip to the sea side so I asked some of my good friends on Facebook which of our blue flag beaches they preferred and of course which does the best ice cream and fish and chips! Bridlington is looking like the one to beat so make sure you get your votes in.
Where is your favourite beach? Share your beach knowledge in the comments box below!