Whether you will be spending time under some shade or basking in the heat of the sun, summer in the UK definitely has plenty to offer to holidaymakers like you. Not only that it has destinations frequented by many tourists, it also has lovely places off the beaten path. Here are some of the best summer destinations in the country if you want to avoid huge crowds and some space where you can relax in a more peaceful atmosphere:

  • The Strangles, Cornwall

Taking a 15-minute walk south of Crackington Haven on the coast path will get you to this ultimate dramatic wild beach. Set under high cliffs in the South West, the place is known for having countless shipwrecks and a huge stretch of low-tide sand. It is also great for watching the sun setting over the ocean and then making driftwood fire as the evening approaches.


  • Chapel Porth, Cornwall

This is a sandy bay that is flanked by cliffs and protected by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) during summer. Here, you and your family can cavort in the shallows and build sandcastles. Aside from these, you should also check the Porth Chapel café, which is regarded for their hedgehog ice cream.

  • Broadsands, North Devon

To reach this place, you will need to have some endurance as the path includes challenging obstacles, such as uneven steps that are moulded out of a steep cliff face on the wild Exmoor coast. But once there, your effort will be rewarded with great land formations and scenery, including caves, arches, tunnels and an island lookout.


  • Silver Sands of Morar, Inverness-Shire

Blessed with a series of pure, white sandy beaches between Arisaig and Morar, this place was featured in the film “Local Hero”. It has one of the most scenic routes in the UK.

There you have it. By the time you are planning you next summer holiday in the UK, consider the hidden gems listed above!


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