Roll out the deck chairs, splash on the sun screen and head for the beaches of England! England has plenty of beaches in the north and south, and resort towns on the coast. The best beaches are easy to reach, have plenty of sand and good summer climates for a seaside holiday. Here are a few destination suggestions for a beach holiday in England.


Why not check out Torquay in Torbay? Torquay is one of the three towns in Torbay, alongside Paignton and Brixham. There's no shortage of beaches here, among them Goodrington Sands, Babbacombe Beach and Meadfoot Beach. Paignton also has good stretches of beach along its shoreline, and Paignton Pier. Alongside these beaches you can also visit Torre Abbey, the Babbacombe Model Village, Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway and Living Coasts on Torquay's Marina.


For more than a century Blackpool has remained one of the most exciting seaside resort towns. Blackpool's seafront is dominated by miles of sandy beaches. The golden sands of Blackpool's Golden Mile also includes three piers along the promenade, the North Pier, South Pier and Central Pier each of which date back to the 19th century. When in Blackpool visit the waxwork, the famous Blackpool Tower that dominates the skyline, or the large roller coasters at its theme park.

North Devon

The coastline of north Devon includes some of the largest beaches in Devon. Among them are Ilfracombe Beach, Croyde Bay, Istow Beach, Saunton Sands and Combe Martin. These beaches have soft sands, expansive sand dunes and some have lower tides which go out some way. Croyde Beach has plenty of swell, and is a good beach for surfing. Saunton Sands is a vast sandy beach that includes Braunton Burrows which has a variety of plants and butterflies. On the east side of North Devon there is the Exmoor National Park. This is an open landscape of hilly moorland with approximately 34 miles of coastline, and some of the highest sea cliffs in England which rise some 314 metres.

South Cornwall

Take a trip to the south of Cornwall which includes some great beaches. For example, there is Porthcurno beach which includes a funnel of sand between granite cliffs. This beach is also set alongside the cliff-top Minack Theatre which is an open theatre located above a gully of granite rocks.

These are just a few of the more notable destinations for a beach holiday in England. Beaches in the south of Cornwall, north Devon, Torquay and Blackpool are scenic and have some great coastlines. For further details on these destinations and others in England this travel website is worth noting.