Britain's most secluded and unspoiled beaches

Photographer captures amazing secret spots


Britain's most secluded and unspoiled beaches have been revealed in these spectacular snaps that may inspire holidaymakers to opt for a staycation.

Landscape photographer Chris Orange found pristine spots devoid of visitors and serene scenes at sunset while touring the country's magnificent coastlines.

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Now back at home, the 43-year-old has singled out five beaches offering the perfect getaway from the daily grind, with a Scottish beach taking his top spot.

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Visitors can enjoy incredible views of the Isle of Skye from Applecross in Wester RossImage: Chris Orange/SWNS)

Chris selected these destinations because each one feels remote and boats stunning scenery that gives some of the world's best beaches a run for their money.

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The photographer's favourite spot was Seilebost, on the Isle of Harris in Scotland's Outer Hebrides, thanks to its dramatic scenery.

Oxwich Bay on the Gower Peninsula in South Wales and Coves Haven on the island of Lindisfarne, Northumberland, off the north-east coast of England, came a close second and third.

Also featured in his top five was Sennen Cove in Cornwall and Sands in Wester Ross, Scotland.

Chris, from Haslemere, Surrey, said: "These beaches came to mind very quickly, but there are so many incredible remote beaches across Britain - some of them would be more suited to autumn walks.

"Our beaches are sometimes overlooked but more and more people are choosing Britain as a holiday destination as it has incredible scenery, food and friendly hospitality in these remote locations.

"The great thing about lots of the remote beaches in Britain is that they are often part of a wider story in the landscape, such as at the foot of a mountain range, on an Island, or on the edge of a nature reserve."

Chris' top five secluded and unspoiled beaches:

1. Seilebost, Isle of Harris

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Chris Orange/SWNS

Chris said: "On a sunny day, it can feel like being on a tropical island, and you'll probably have the place to yourself too, but any visitor to the Outer Hebrides knows to expect the weather to be changeable.

"I found this to add to the charm of being there, though, making a walk along the beach a fantastic experience, as I watched the weather systems travel up the coast."

2. Oxwich Bay, Gower Peninsula

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The photographer: said: "This beach was particularly special at sunrise as the sun rose over the bay and drenched it with a fabulous golden light.

"It's really worth getting up early to enjoy the sunrise here, as the beach was completely empty, apart from the birds from the nature reserve who were out fishing for their breakfast.

3. Coves Haven, Lindisfarne

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Chris Orange/SWNS

If the weather is right, there's nowhere else like it in Britain, said Chris.

He added: "This is a golden sandy beach where you can listen to the seals singing on the rocks when the tide is out. It's an eerie but amazing experience to listen to them.

4. Sennen Cove, Cornwall

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Chris said: "In July, you may be lucky enough to get a sighting of one the basking sharks, as they feed in the crystal clear waters.

"Sunsets here are beautiful, as the sun sets directly on the horizon over the sea, leaving a deep glow in the sky, which makes an evening stroll along the beach a wonderful experience.

5. Sands, Wester Ross

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Visitors can enjoy incredible views of the Isle of Skye.

Chris said: On a clear day, this view will leave you mesmerised.

"It's not a huge beach, but big enough for a stroll, and I noticed many motorhomes parking up here, stopping for a cup of tea with a truly magnificent view. If you're planning on a motorhome trip to Scotland, this is well worth a visit."

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