Whilst most of the British spend copious amounts of money every year to head off to the beaches of foreign climes, they really do tend to forget how pristine and inviting the seaside can be in their own country.
Most of the best beaches in the country have already been converted into a tourist resort and this commenced back in Victorian times. There are numerous seaside resorts along every coast of the UK and following a number of years of neglectful decline, more money is being pumped into these areas to help them claim back some of their older charm.
The biggest resorts, with good stretches of sandy beach, can be found in Blackpool, Lancashire; Brighton and Hove, East Sussex; Margate, Kent; Southend-on-Sea, Essex; Skegness, Lincolnshire; Torquay and Paignton, Devon and Bournemouth in Dorset.
The southwest of England tends to be regarded as the part of the UK that has the most appealing beaches in the whole country and the mildest climate. This is definitely true and the beaches around the county of Cornwall, in particular, are absolutely breathtaking. Head for the northern coast of the county where you will find Perranporth: a stunningly sandy beach where surfing is extremely popular.