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Britain's best beaches for a summer holiday
Posted on 05/03/2017

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Opting for a holiday in the UK is now more popular than ever, but it's not just the falling pound that's the clincher - Britain's sprawling shores and beautiful bays are enough to convince anyone to choose a beach holiday closer to home this year.

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  • Luskentyre, Outer Hebrides
    Luskentyre, Outer Hebrides

    These regal shores are found in the Outer Hebrides. With magnificent turquoise waters, the beach emanates grandeur.

  • Watergate Bay, Cornwall
    Watergate Bay, Cornwall

    Hugging the shore just along from Fistral Beach in Newquay, Watergate Bay is a Cornish diamond. The Atlantic tide produces reliable swell to keep the pro-surfers happy, and for the less experienced, the bay's own Extreme Academy for watersports is a good place to start. Part of the furniture, long-standing Watergate Bay Hotel provides unrivalled views from its open air terrace.

  • Pentle Bay, Isles of Scilly
    Pentle Bay, Isles of Scilly

    This smile-shaped bay in Tresco, on the Isles of Scilly oozes exoticness. With waters so turquoise and vegetation so lush, you have to pinch yourself to believe you're in the UK.

  • Saunton Sands, Devon
    Saunton Sands, Devon

    One of the beaches which North Devon has to boast, Saunton Sands mark three miles of untamed shores, which the Atlantic deigns to bless with its rollers.

  • Porthcurno, Cornwall
    Porthcurno, Cornwall

    An oasis of breathtaking natural beauty in the far West of Land's end, Porthcurno's creamed coloured beaches and imposing granite cliffs are just two of its notable features. Above the shore lies the internationally renowned Minack Threatre, which was built in the 1920s.

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We've all felt it: since Brexit, the falling pound has made it more expensive for British people to travel abroad, whether to Europe or further afield. In a recent survey of over 2,000 British travellers, 41% stated that the sterling's slide had affected their holiday plans.

The increasing price of overseas travel has prompted a Brexit 'staycation' boom, where British travellers are choosing to appreciate the splendours of our own shores. With the dune-backed sands and transparent waters that we have on offer, who cares if inflation has propelled 99p flakes to borderline extortionate heights? This summer making a chip butty and heading for the beach sounds good to us.

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