The Best of British Beaches

April 02, 2019

At Weird Fish, our team love a coastal weekend. We like to sit back and look out at the surf, fish and chips wrapped in paper warming our laps, a chilled beer in our hands, and the sounds of seagulls circling over head. Weird Fish clothing was born on a coastal walk over 25 years ago, so we believe that British beaches do it best. It’s been the spark of much office debate, but we’ve narrowed it down to 5 of our favourite British beaches to share with you now, however there will be more to follow, so keep checking back for our latest list. 

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Lulworth Cove 

Lulworth Cove, in Dorset is a white pebble beach with clear, blue waters. If you’re not a sunworshipper the low tide reveals rock pools, teaming with sea creatures, perfect for little ones and adults alike to explore! East Lulworth is a picturesque village, adorned with 17th century thatched cottages, a range of clotted cream ice cream shops, hills and walking pathways. Dogs are allowed on the left hand side of the slipway so we think a day at Lulworth Cove will have the whole family happy as clams.

Our favourite features:

●Village is walking distance


●Walking routes and beautiful views

●Pebble beach


Mill Bay Devon 

Not shore about pebbles? No worries, Mill Bay beach in Devon boasts a carpet of golden sand and is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This privately owned beach welcomes your furry friends all year round. Spend the day building sandcastles, exploring rock pools, or enjoy the clean waters.

Our favourite features:

●Clean waters

●White sands

●Dog friendly

●Rock pools

●Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 

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Sennen Cove 

Surfs up at Sennen Cove! This sandy beach is known for its laid back surf vibes. A favourite for active adventures, the Pedn-men-du promontory that protects the cove is a popular haunt for climbers. Sadly, dogs aren’t allowed during peak season (1st May - Sept 30th) and this is a popular tourist hotspot so can get quite busy. Have a whale of a time at Sennen’s bustling seafront which boasts a range of cafes, restaurants, pubs, galleries, and shops!

Our favourite features:

●Sandy beach

●Surfing hotspot

●Safe bathing areas

●Seasonal lifeguard cover

●Bustling seafront

●Climbing at Pend-men-du


Whitsands in Cornwall 

Whitsands is full mile stretch of sand that is dog friendly all year round. The constant swell makes is a surfing favourite though if you’re swimming it’s important to be aware of strong rip currents. It’s a trickier one to access due to the high cliff pathways but we think it’s well worth the descent.

Our favourite features:

●4 miles of golden sand

●Surfer favourite

●Dogs friendly

●Seasonal lifeguard cover 


Saunton Sands

Saunton Sands is a long, straight stretch of -you guessed it- sandy beach. We particularly like colourful beach huts that are dotted along the horizon. This one may look familiar to Robbie Williams fans, he liked this beach so much he used it in his ‘Angels’ video.

Our favourite features:

●Easy disabled access

●Suitable for beginner surfers

●Dog friendly



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