At the southern end the pebbles are fist-sized while at West Bay they are pea gravel. Most of the beaches listed here are easily accessible on foot but a few do require a bit of a hike to get to them, some across croft land. Please follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code at all times.
Reconnecting people and their marine environment is at the heart of our Wild Beach ethos. With over 90 miles of coast stretching from Rye Harbour to West Wittering it’s a wild space for learning with plenty of access. Inspiring local people to get involved in our work is a really important part of what we do.
It is flanked by the Cader Idris massif to the south and the Rhinog Mountains to the north, providing a stunning setting. The estuary itself has expenses of sandbanks and is a bird watcher’s paradise – particularly wading birds and gulls. The Mawddach Trail runs from Dolgellau to Barmouth following the south bank of the estuary.
Choose from two pubs, the fish bar and cafe/restaurant in the village centre, or the cafés at the beach. The beach between Charmouth and Lyme Regis was the only UK entry in National Geographic’s ’21 Best Beaches In The World 2017′, and can be reached in just three hours from London or Birmingham. Beaches are important to everyone who lives, visits and works near them, so it is important that they are managed in an environmentally sensitive way. The cliffs above this beach are called the Spittles and are part of the biggest landslip in Europe. This beach is so named because the Duke of Monmouth landed here in 1685 in an attempt to wrest the crown from King James II. The National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification is the core qualification for anyone seeking employment on UK Beaches.
As seas rise and storms rage, our shifting shores are transformed. Each coastal mile costs £3,000 a year to maintain and we need your help to keep the coast alive for everyone. This site has detailed information on every beach however big or small. Just click on to the section of coastline of interest and then to the beach required. Alternatively click on to the A to Z list of beaches if the name of the beach or cove is known.
The beaches are not very wide and the top half is covered in sunbeds and umbrellas which you can rent for a nominal fee if the hotel/restaurant does not provide them. Many hotels have private beaches and some even ship in very good sand from other areas. A visit to the North York Moors would not be complete without getting closer to some of our aquatic friends. During the summer and early autumn months the waters just off the coast become a hive of activity with minke and humpback whales along with white-beaked dolphins and porpoise. For a truly unforgettable experience, book a trip with Whitby Whale Watching,Three Sisters Sea Trips orYorkshire Coast Nature who offer fantastic whale watching and seabird experiences.
Because of the danger of rockfalls, keep clear of the cliffs. Another hazard is the sea, which shelves steeply and has a strong undertow, so don’t be tempted in. Dogs are not permitted on the beach between June and September inclusive. Burton Cliff is a dramatic tower of Bridport Sands that looks as though it belongs in a desert landscape. The sandstone is broken down into horizontal strata, or layers, which were formed as sand was deposited at the bottom of the sea during the Lower Jurassic period, about 175 million years ago.
This way you’ll also avoid any speed boats, water skiers and jet skiers that may be in the deeper waters. If you plan to go in the sea it’s best to choose a beach with lifeguards. Holiday beaches often have information boards which tell you what facilities there are, where you can swim and where to avoid. If there are flags or signs on the beach which you don’t understand, ask a lifeguard. Because tide times and heights vary throughout the month, a beach or rocks that were clear yesterday at 5pm might be completely covered in sea at the same time today.
There is no WiFi because of the hostel’s remote location. In addition many of the holiday parks have onsite bars and restaurants open to both residents and non residents. Charmouth provides a wide choice from takeaway meals to restaurants.
It is a popular family beach ideal for sunbathing, walking, kite flying, picnics, windsurfing and canoeing. The sea buckthorn and the extensive back dune system provides a haven for small birds. Toilet facilities, including disabled toilets are available on site. Belhaven Bay is an extensive beach within the John Muir Country Park. It is fringed by low, sheltering sand dunes, rich salt marsh and colourful grasslands.
Make sure that you and your loved-ones are not counted in next year’s drowning figures by following our guide to water safety at home. We are the water experts and so we have created a series of social media graphics for you to share with your own communities. More than 12% of the UK population live in areas at risk of flooding from rivers or the sea which can cause drowning. However, through flood safety education and knowing what to do before, during and after flooding, many of these drownings are preventable.
There are some fabulous beaches within half an hours drive, so if beaches are your thing. The North York Moors is a land of wide open spaces and little light pollution offering superb conditions for seekers of dark starry skies. The coastline’s dramatic cliffs and atmospheric viewpoints are the best front seats to witness everything from the Milky Way to the Aurora Borealis. We have one parking bay for blue badge holders in Barnoon car park. Please book your ticket and parking space at least 24 hours in advance. The gallery and museum are within walking distance of St Ives town centre and Porthmeor beach.