Best beaches in the West
Like a nice walk on a sandy beach? Here’s a guide to some of our favourites in the West.
Westward Ho! in Devon.
Made up of a long sandy beach backed by a pebble ridge this beach offers the best of both sand, rock pools and nature.
Brean in Somerset.
Brean is a seven mile stretch of sand running to Burnham-on-Sea. It also has extensive tidal flats making it a favourite for walkers and beach sports enthusiasts.
Bigbury on Sea in Devon.
Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bigbury on Sea’s most famous landmark is Burgh Island, which overlooks the beach itself. The island is accessible at low tide, when the waters reveal a causeway that links it to the beach.
Perranporth in Cornwall.
Perranporth’s two mile stretch of golden sands are backed by sand dunes and cliffs. It is a popular beach for families and surfers a like.
Lyme Regis in Dorset.
Lyme Regis is a picturesque and historic seaside town set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The beaches there are a mixture of sand and pebbles and the area is famous for its highly fossiliferous cliffs.
Godrevy beach in Cornwall.
Godrevy is a popular beach for surfers due to the Atlantic tidal swells. From the beach there are views of Godrevy Lighthouse, which is situated on a rocky island just off the mainland and St Ives bay.