The Top 5 Beaches for Families

Planning a family beach holiday or fun day out? With thousands of miles of beautiful coastline in the UK, it can be hard to choose the best beaches for the family to enjoy. Here are 5 of the top family-friendly beaches around the UK that promise sand, sea, and smiles.

The Top 5 Beaches for Families

Camber Sands, East Sussex

Camber Sands on the south coast is a huge expanse of golden sand that provides plenty of space for families to stretch out, and is perfect for foster carers working with who fancy a day out in this part of the UK. The shallow slope and gentle waves make paddling safe for little ones. When the tide goes out, the beach becomes enormous, leaving lots of room for games like beach cricket and football. There are places to eat right behind the dunes, plus parking and toilets nearby. The only downside is it gets very busy in summer.

Castle Beach, Tenby, Pembrokeshire

This Blue Flag beach in the pretty seaside town of Tenby has all the ingredients for a great family day. There’s soft sand for sandcastles, rock pools for exploring, and shallow water ideal for swimming. The beach is lifeguarded in summer, giving parents peace of mind. There are cafes and ice cream shops close by for refreshments. At low tide, you can walk to the little island of St Catherine’s Fort. And kids will love watching the boats come and go from Tenby’s harbour.

Bamburgh, Northumberland

With a huge castle dominating the beach, Bamburgh has a real ‘wow’ factor. The extensive beach provides plenty of room to play games and build sandcastles. Swimming here is better suited to adventurous older kids as there are some strong currents offshore. When the tide is out, you can explore the rock pools and walk out to Bamburgh Rock. There are toilets and cafes in the village, and you can refuel at one of the pubs or restaurants.

Woolacombe, Devon 

This 3-mile Blue Flag beach has tons of space even on the busiest days of summer. With lifeguards on patrol, it’s considered one of the safest for swimmers and surfers. For children, the flat sandy beach is perfect for sandcastles and kite-flying. There are rock pools to explore at the quieter northern end. The village is packed with cafes, restaurants, ice cream parlours and beach shops for all your family’s needs. And if you tire of the beach, Woolacombe is surrounded by coastal walks.

Gwithian Towans, Hayle, Cornwall

This sweeping sandy beach edged by grassy dunes has a timeless appeal for families. At low tide, the beach seems to stretch forever, with plenty of space to play games. Kids will love jumping the waves and exploring the rock pools. The National Trust cafe provides locally-sourced refreshments. Dogs are welcome out of season. And the Red River inlet at the northern end provides safe swimming for children. With surf shops and cafes galore in nearby St Ives, this beach has all the ingredients for a classic Cornish family stay.

With soft sand, gentle waves and plenty of facilities, these beaches provide the ideal mix of fun and safety for family holidays. So, build those sandcastles, fly those kites and make happy memories!

DISCLOSURE – This is a collaborative post.

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