Beaches on the South West Coast
South West England has one of the most beautiful coastlines in England. From charming harbour towns and villages to rugged coastal cliffs and sweeping sandy bays, the beaches are enjoyed by families, surfers and nature lovers alike. Dorset, a favourite with fossil hunters is home to the stunning Jurassic coast which is designated a UNESCO World heritage site.
Explore Dorset Beaches on the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site and the UK’s most popular fossil hunting area.
Discover the stunning beaches on the North Devon Coast, where much of which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The dramatic Atlantic Coast of North Cornwall is home to the UK’s surfing capital Newquay.
Head to the beautiful South Devon Coast for secluded coves, family friendly destinations and the stunning beaches of the English Riviera.
Sandy beaches, hidden coves and a rich history make make the beaches in West Cornwall ever popular holiday destinations, including the beaches of St Ives.
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