Editor's picks: Britain's best beaches

Katy Holland
Newquay beach
Newquay beach


Taking the kids to the beach this summer? You don't need to travel far for safe, clean, beautiful award-winning beaches, because the British coastline is bursting with them! In fact, British shores stand among the best in the world - many have been awarded Blue Flags and Quality Coast Awards for their excellence in facilities, water quality and cleanliness.

Tripadvisor's Traveller's Choice survey also singled out some stunning beaches: this year, beaches including St Ives in Cornwall and Southport in Lancashire were voted among the very best in the UK.

Check out our inspiring selection of top quality beaches around the British isles by clicking on the image below.