The Best of British Beaches: Your Guide to a Coastal Weekend

April 02, 2019

At Weird Fish, our team love an adventure weekend by the sea. Whether we’re riding the waves or hiking and enjoying views, we want to get out and enjoy escaping from the daily grind. The team have come up with their 5 favourite adventure beaches.

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Llangennith Beach

The northern half of Rhossili Bay is home Llangennith Beach. This golden sand beach is backed by sand dunes and is known for having consistently good waves which make it a haven for surfers.

●Surf haven

●Pjs Surf Shop

●Golden sand

●Sand dunes 

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Fistral Beach

Fistral Beach is renowned worldwide as one of the world’s top surfing destinations. Home to a range of surf festivals and events including Boardmasters festival, Quicksilver Skins, and the UK pro surf tour. It’s safe to say that Fistral wins for all our surf savvy shoal members. For those of us who prefer watching the waves to riding them, we’d recommend The Beach Hut cafe.

Our favourite features:

●ALL the events

●Seasonal lifeguard cover

●Beach cafe

●Sandy

●Worldwide surf hotspot!

●Surfing events and festivals 

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Woolacombe Beach 

Woolacombe Beach is great for picturesque days with friends or family. As an Area of Natural Beauty and has won an award from the Marine Conservation Society Your furry friends are allowed to come along and enjoy certain areas of the beach as long as they stay on their leads.

We believe this beach is the full package, a sandy shore line, the Red Barn pub (a staff favourite) is close by, and popular with surfers.

●Sandy

●Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

●Marine Conservation Society Award

●Surfing hotspot

●Red Barn Pub nearby 

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Bedruthan Steps Beach

Up for a challenge? During low tide, climb down the narrow steep of steps cut into the cliff at Bedruthan Steps Beach for a phenomenal view. Although it’s not safe to bathe at this beach, we’d recommend catching the view if you’ve got an adventurous spirit. If you don’t fancy all those steps, enjoy looking out to the horizon while enjoying a cup of tea and slice of cake from the National Trust Cafe at the top of the cliff.

Our Favourite Features:

●Beautiful views

●Dog friendly

●Great walks nearby

●National Trust Cafe 

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Lantic Bay

Lantic Bay Beach is cut into the cove and is a renowned spot for paddling or picnicking. It’s a hiker favourite as it can be a bit of a challenge to get there but we think this is must do for all walking enthusiasts in the shoal. Seas the day at Lantic Bay!

●Great walks

●Picnic hotspot

●Hiker favourite

●Walking routes nearby 

What’s your favourite seaside activity? Surfing? Hiking? Or just sunning yourself? Comment on our Facebook page and let us know.