UK heatwave: The very best seashores for a day journey from Britain's largest cities

The UK is anticipating a heatwave this weekend and it has many people flocking to the seaside. 

Friday noticed peak temperatures of as much as 34C – the most well liked day of the 12 months within the UK for the third day in a row. Whereas temperatures in some areas are set to drop within the coming days, a lot of the nation is anticipated to see a heat weekend. 

Journey search engine Kayak says it has seen inquiries about accommodations on Britain’s coast soar this week as individuals look to benefit from the solar. The highest 5 most searched locations embody Whitby in England, Oban in Scotland and Llandudno in Wales. 

With ever-popular beachy spots like Blackpool and Brighton not on the listing, it looks as if Brits need to discover additional afield this 12 months. However not everybody can afford to take a weekend away at such quick discover. 

In case you are on the lookout for a day journey as a substitute, here’s a choice of seashores inside straightforward attain of a few of the UK’s main cities.

London: Camber Sands, Sussex

This stretch of sand is round two hours from London, making it good for a day journey from the capital. It’s unusually comfortable underfoot for this area of the UK – the place many of the coast is roofed with shingles and pebbles.

The seaside and surrounding space are a breath of recent air from the busy metropolis with the one dune system in East Sussex. A big part of this distinctive dune is a Website of Particular Scientific Curiosity due to its necessary animal and plant communities.

The waters are normally calm and good for a swim on a heat day however watch out in case you go to within the offseason as lifeguards are normally solely current from Might to October.

Manchester: Lligwy and Traeth yr Ora, Anglesey, Wales

It’s well worth the two hour drive from Manchester to succeed in this gem on the North Wales coast. Park up at Lligwy for the broad sands and beachside amenities. It has comparatively protected waters and excellent situations for sandcastles making it nice for households trying to get out of the town.

When you don’t thoughts a brief stroll, then Traeth yr Ora is 1.6 km alongside the coast. This secret seaside can solely be reached by foot however you’ll be rewarded with comfortable, golden sands.

Bristol: Weston-super-Mare, Somerset

This seaside city in North Somerset is lower than an hour from Bristol. It has over 3km of flat sands with a promenade that includes impartial outlets, cafes and bars operating alongside it.

In case you are on the lookout for the normal British seaside expertise, Weston-super-Mare additionally has a Victorian pier. There are rides, meals stands and even a Museum of Reminiscences the place you’ll be transported again in time by means of nostalgic meals, toys and TV reveals.

Newcastle: King Edward’s Bay, Tyne and Put on

A small sandy seaside enclosed by cliffs and sandy hills, King Edward’s Bay is sheltered and excellent for households. It is also simply 20 minutes from the centre of Newcastle that means you’ll be able to even make it a day journey in case you don’t need to spend the entire day on the seaside.

The cafes, outlets and eating places of Tynemouth are proper across the nook too so that you received’t need to go far to refuel if you find yourself all carried out on the seaside.

Edinburgh: Portobello, Metropolis of Edinburgh

A seaside suburb of Edinburgh, Portobello is only a few kilometres from the centre of Edinburgh. Regardless of being so near the town, it has over 3km of sand making it good for swimming and sunbathing.

The impartial city of Portobello additionally has a bustling excessive avenue with outlets, eating places, cafes and even a Turkish tub in case you fancy making an attempt one thing a bit completely different.