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As we have stated before on this blog many more people are looking for Holidays in the UK, whether they are UK beach holidays in Devon or UK beach holidays in Cornwall people want to try and recreate what they would have on a holiday abroad. One of the biggest draws on a family holiday is the beach. In this blog post we are going to look at some tips and essentials for the best experience. Some of these may seem obvious, but is surprising what people over look.

Sun cream

One of the most important things you need to remember when visiting a beach is to take appropriate suncream/sunscreen. Many people make mistakes by thinking the sun isn’t as strong in Britain as abroad, but you burn just as easily. Choosing the right cream to match your skin type is essential and make sure you apply plenty of protection to small children.


If you are visiting the beach with children it is probably a good idea to prepare for some activities to maximise their enjoyment of the trip. There are plenty of things you can bring to use on the day, kites, balls, buckets and spades are all tried and tested items for the beach.


Some British beaches can get windy and one of the best ways to protect yourself especially if you are easting is with a windbreak.

Loose change for parking and ice cream

Two of the most important parts of visiting the beach is finding somewhere to park as the most popular beaches can get very busy. For this, you will need some loose change to pay. The second important reason to carry loose change is to buy an ice cream, no visit to the beach is complete without an ice cream.

Get surfing lessons

One mistake people make is to hire a surfboard and just go out in the water and try and surf. Surfing is quite a skilled sport and requires at least some tuition so you can get the basics. So to avoid being laughed at by the locals, we recommend you book some surfing lessons.

Check tide times

When visiting the beach, check the tide times before entering the water, if you are not sure go and ask one of the lifeguards.


To be as safe as possible, try and only visit life guarded beaches. You should always read and obey safety signs that will tell you safe areas to swim in and potential hazards. On life guarded  beaches, there will be red and yellow flags that you should swim between as this is the area being patrolled.


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