Top spots include West Wittering, Sussex, Porthcurno Beach, Cornwall and Achmelvich Beach, Scotland
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PaulCamper, Europe’s largest online platform for motorhome and campervan sharing, has collated a list of some of the best white sandy beaches across the UK for those who might be missing a European beach holiday this summer.
Exploring these couldn’t be easier as PaulCamper has a range of campervans and motorhomes available to rent and many of the beaches have great camping spots located nearby.
West Wittering, West Sussex
Around 90 minutes from London, this beach is adorned with colourful beach huts set against a backdrop of whitewashed sand dunes. There are dog friendly beaches and lifeguards on duty during the summer.
Bamburgh Beach, Northumberland
This pristine sandy beach is overlooked by the historic Bamburgh Castle, which is known to have stood here since the 6th century and boasts a beautiful coastline with dunes to match. A walk along the beach is Stags Rocks, so named because of the white stag painted on the rocks. There are some interesting rock pools in this area of the beach and a small lighthouse – the most northerly of its kind in mainland England.
Porthcurno Beach, Cornwall
Porthcurno Beach, located in the far west of Cornwall, has won many awards with fine soft white sand with a sea that turns turquoise in the sun and high cliffs on both sides providing shelter. It is an oasis of natural beauty that is popular with families due to the stream that flows down one side which is great for kids to paddle in.
Embo Beach, Sutherland
Embo is a small village near the historical town of Dornoch on the Moray Firth in the county of Sutherland, in the Highlands of Scotland, around an hour drive north from Inverness. A nature lovers dream, it has miles of golden sandy award-winning beaches from which you can walk along the coast to Loch Fleet, a National Nature Reserve, with ospreys, buzzards, wading birds and seals along with other wildlife. Wildflowers, butterflies and other insects are also found in the sand dunes and around the coastline.
Studland Bay, Dorset
The beaches of the Studland peninsula stretch from the boundary of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site at Old Harry Rocks north to Shell Bay. South Beach is the smallest and popular with locals, Middle Beach is sheltered by low cliffs, while Knoll Beach, backed by a wilderness of dunes, has wide open spaces.
Blackpool Sands, Devon
Blackpool Sands is one of South Devon’s most picturesque beaches standing in an area of natural beauty. It’s a Blue Flag award-winning beach backed by evergreens and scented pines, giving it a Mediterranean feel. Blackpool Sands is also on the South-West Coast Path, and an ideal place to start or finish a walk along this coastline.
Holkham Beach, Norfolk
Behind the shoreline at Holkham Beach lies a semi-circular basin, which, at very high tides, rapidly fills to form a spectacular shallow lagoon making it one of the most unspoilt and beautiful stretches of sand in the country. Holkham beach is also an un-commercial beach, one for bringing a picnic, as the walk to the car park is not a quick one.
Achmelvich Beach, Scotland
Achmelvich Beach is a white sandy beach with a popular camping spot nearby, that lies 3 miles North-West of Lochinverand 40 miles north of Ullapoolin the North-West of the Scotland, accessed by single track road. There are many walks and climbs close by and it is an ideal spot for water sports or even rock pool fishing. Achmelvich Bay is a great place to see black and red throated divers, with occasional sightings of great-northern divers in winter. There have also been numerous sightings of porpoises, dolphins, and the occasional minke whale.