Ten of the Absolute Most Incredible Destinations to Visit in the UK
As you travel through Britain, you are sure to encounter some of the world’s most beautiful sand-dune beaches and waterfalls.
While we tend to deal with muggy days and long work hours, we tend to forget about some of the most beautiful places that are right on our doorstep/ If you are longing to enjoy glistening blue waters and tall palm trees you do not have to travel as far as you may think.
Below you will find a list of the top destinations that may surprise you to find that they are located in the UK.
If you’re looking to escape to a land of turquoise waters, hire a minibus and driver and visit some of the best locations to forget about light and enjoy this exotic scenery.
Langamull Beach, Isle of Mull, Scotland
You can consider Mull to have one of the world’s best kept secrets in the form of Langamull Beach, which is considered to be the Caribbean of the area.
Because the beach is a 20-minute walk it is often rather secluded but offers incredible views that will justify the journey. With crystal blue skies, it is possible to see many of the small islands in the area.
Tinside Lido, Plymouth, England
Much of this was part of an Art Deco hotel that originally opened in 1935, Tinside Lido sadly closed in 1992 but after a successful campaign was reopened and eventually gained Grade II status in 1998.
If you’ve ever had the fortune to travel to Sydney’s Boynton Beach, you’ll recognize many of the poolside views are quite similar. However, they also offer a salt-water swimming pool which is an incredible place to enjoy the sun and take a swim in the summer months.
Three Cliffs Bay, Swansea, Wales
A half hour away from Swansea, you will come upon Three Cliffs Bay, which is an absolutely stunning shoreline filled with sand dunes, three limestone cliffs and assorted salt marshes.
This is quite possibly one of the most beautiful areas on the Gower Coast Path, and is quite possibly one of the best spots for caravanning, picnics and cottage retreats
Portmeirion Village, Gwynedd, Wales
Sir Clough William-Ellis designed and built this area in the style of an Italian village between the years of 1925 in 1975, to this day it is still one of the unique villages found in Wales.
Even though it is located in North Wales as opposed to the Mediterranean, Portmeirion offers more than enough charm and scenic beauty to bring in many visitors to enjoy its incredible restaurants and luxurious hotels.
In addition, you will find the yearly music and art extravaganza known as Festival N°6, which attracted such artists as Hot Chip, James Blake, and the Liverpool Philharmonic.
Barafundle Bay, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Not far from the village of Stackpole in Pembrokeshire, one can find Barafundle Bay located comfortably between a series of cliffs.
The Cawdor family of Stackpole Court once owned the area, however, the beach is now open to the public and was once featured as one of the top 12 beaches in the world and has been named the best beach in Britain by the Good Holiday Guide.
Featuring full pine trees and beautiful sand dunes, it is a half a mile walk from the nearest car park but one is rewarded with an incredibly secluded and scenic retreat from the daily stress of life.
West Bay, Dorset, England
Featuring incredible orange cliffs and stunning clear waters, West Bay in Dorset clearly reminds one of the Algarve.
Due to its seaside location, it’s the perfect location for a fun family holiday as well long coastal walks, with the local town of Bridport nearby it is becoming quite the location for incredible culture and food.
Kynance Cove, Cornwall, England
Known as one of the most painted and photographed locations in Cornwall, the area features beautiful white sand and blue seas one would typically associate in the Mediterranean.
The area is an artist’s dream, there is an incredible contrast between the dark reds and greens of the rock as opposed to stark white sands of the beach.
During the low tide, there is a rich variety of islands and sea caves to explore as well as the rock towers, which were, featured BBC One’s Poldark.
Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales
There is something that is almost magical about this area, whether it is the colourful building are beautiful blue seas, we are not exactly sure.
For a seaside town that is over 200 years old, Tenby is quite rich in history and is surrounded by a medieval wall.
The area also features pre-incredible beaches; North, South and Castle. The South Beach is almost 2 miles long and is an incredible destination for long walks in the golden sand, north is an incredibly popular spot for water sports, while Castle Beach is known for its incredible scenic views.