The Best Hidden Beaches in the UK

The UK isn’t known for its exotic beaches, but it does have a whole array of hidden coves and beaches that are beautiful to visit come rain or sunshine.

Here are our favorites:

Allianz Travel - The Best Hidden Beaches in the UK

Kynance Cove, Cornwall

Situated on the south coast of Cornwall, Kynance Cove has a very discreet sign pointing its way. Whist it is a shame that more people do not visit this area for this reason, it makes it a nice quiet spot for you to visit. The white sand beach is backed by caves, outcrops and arches. It is utterly stunning. It is quite far from London however, 300 miles/6 hours’ drive from London.


Waxham, Norfolk

Sand (yes, sand!) and grassy dunes are what you can expect from Waxham beach on Norfolks less visited north-east coast. If you are lucky, you may even be able to see some grey seals along the water’s edge. Parking is available on the roadside.


West Wittering, Sussex

Halfway between Portsmouth and Bognor Regis on the south coast, West Wittering is a huge sandy beach. During low tide, shallow pools and a sand spit appear, making it a great area to explore feeling right out at sea. In the hottest summer days this beach can become rather busy, but it is definitely one of the best beaches in the country.


Aberlady Bay, Scotland

Not too far outside of Scotland lies Aberlady Bay, a beautiful beach and nature reserve. Here you have views of Arthurs Seat the wreck of a submarine of the sandy beach. Come autumn you will be sharing the beach with thousands of pink-footed geese!

Allianz Travel - Porth Joke, Cornwall, UK

As mentioned in our Secret Beaches in Europe blog is worth mentioning again here. Porth Joke, or known locally as Polly Joke, is usually a really quiet beach due to its rather big decent. If you have made it all the way to Cornwall, don’t let this put you off, it is well worth the visit.


 These are just out top beaches in the UK, but there are many, many, more to go out and find. Make sure you trip to the UK takes in everything there is to offer, and don’t let the weather put you off going to the beach!

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