People do not often think about beaches in the UK, but you might be surprised at just how beautiful and relaxing some of the beaches are here. Cornwall, in particular, is somewhere that is ideal for those that enjoy nothing more than being by the sea and this makes it a great place for a road trip. There are many incredible beaches to check out – here are 4 of the best.
Planning Your Road Trip
Before looking at the beaches, it is important to make sure that your road trip is carefully planned. You want to get your vehicle serviced, plan your route and get accommodation booked in. Road trips are always best with friends, so it is a good idea to get temporary driving insurance so that you can share driving duties.
Widemouth Bay Beach
First up you have the alluring Widemouth Bay Beach, which is a popular spot with those that are looking for some fun and adventure. It is a good place for surfing and water sports, exploring rock pools and dog walking (on the southern section of the beach).
Harlyn Bay Beach
Harlyn Bay is considered to be one of the safest beaches in Cornwall and it is a popular choice with families and those looking to learn how to surf. It is also a great spot for walkers with some lovely routes to Mother Ivey’s Bay and Trevose Head allowing you to take in the mesmerising views.
Although a popular place, Holywell Bay is the kind of beach that allows you to enjoy some peace and quiet due to its sheer size with wide-open bays and high-rising dunes. This means that it is a good spot for relaxing with a good book and soaking up the sun, but there are also areas for water sports and exploring.
Porthtowan is a beautiful beach located within an Area Of Outstanding Beauty and it is an award-winning beach, so you can be sure that it is picturesque, calm and welcoming. It is one of the best areas for surfing but also has neighbouring areas with soft golden sand that are perfect for relaxing and soaking up the sun.
Cornwall is the perfect destination for a summer road trip with plenty to see and do in the area. These are 4 of the best beaches that you will want to include in your itinerary and will give you a brilliant sun, sea and sand experience without having to leave the country.