Longing for a beach break this summer? Read on for our top picks of the UK’s best coastal getaways.
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Brighton, East Sussex
Looking for a day out that has something for everyone? Brighton is our top choice. With a pebble beach and plenty of seafront bars and cafes, it’s easy to while away a summer afternoon on the seafront. Meanwhile the pier offers a wealth of entertainment to delight both children and adults, featuring traditional merry-go-rounds, dodgems and candy floss. Alternatively explore the Lanes, home to a multitude of independent shops and boutiques.
Choose a sunshine hue to compliment a playful day on Brighton’s seafront. The cotton linen dress has a fuss free silhouette and lightweight feel.
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Bantham Beach, South Devon
One of the best family beaches in Devon, Bantham Beach is a great place for children, with shallow waters and lifeguards on duty from May to September. At low tide the shallow pools fill with warm water, perfect for kids to explore. Bantham Beach is also one of the best surfing spots in South Devon, attracting both beginners and seasoned surfers alike.
Choose bright shorts and a linen shirt for a combo that’s easy to throw on after a quick dip in the sea (weather permitting) and will take you easily to the beachfront café.
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West Wittering, Sussex
Located at the entrance to Chichester Harbour, West Wittering is an unspoilt Blue Flag Beach. Perfect for a traditional beach day, the flat lagoons, high quality bathing water, and good facilities make this the perfect family destination. A lifeguard is present May to September. West Wittering is also known for its wildlife; the grassy coastline is home to a variety of wildlife and birds.
For an afternoon picnicking in the dunes, choose lightweight summer separates. The broderie anglaise top and skirt feature a fresh blue hue and intricate broderie embroidery. Pair together or mix with lightweight separates and sandals.