Welcome back to the second part of our series on Britain's top ten secret beaches. As holiday cottage specialists, we are naturally interested in finding great ways to spend our valuable holiday time. This list of beaches is just one of many ways to do that.
Last time, we covered Broad Sands, Combe Martin in North Devon, Blackpool Sands, Devon, Sandy Mouth, Bude, North Cornwall, Speke’s Mill Mouth, Hartland, North Devon and Church Bay, Anglesey. So let's head back to Wales for another secret beach.
1. Porth Wen, Bull Bay, Anglesey
Porth Wen is a lovely little beach a short drive from Bull Bay. It's a small beach that shares the coast with a disused harbour and brickworks and is a dramatic backdrop to a lovely beach with clear green water. It's a quiet spot, only locals and a few visitors seem to know about it so while space is short, you don't have to share it with many!
2. Porth Iago, Llyen Peninsula, North Wales
Porth Iago, close to Rhoshirwaun in Wales is a lovely, serene piece of beach that has a narrow stretch of golden sand, calm turquoise water, a hill fort, dunes and cliffs. All the ingredients of a good beach with the added bonus of dolphins if you're lucky. It is an excellent beach to spend time, thankfully one that not many others know about.
3. Embleton Bay, Craster, Northumberland
Embleton Bay is overlooked by Dunstanburgh Castle and includes acres of golden sands, rock pools, sand dunes and more to enjoy. It is without doubt one of our favourite beaches of the north and thankfully, one of the quieter beaches. There are plenty of good restaurants around here too.
4. Sands of Morar, Arisaig, Scotland
Despite not quite having the same climate as the south coast, Scotland does have its fair share of lovely beaches. One of the fines examples is the Sands of Morar close to Arisaig. Here you can find lovely white sand, blue sea and a lovely backdrop of hills, dunes and meadows.
5. Dunwich Heath, Minsmere, Suffolk
Minsmere is a well-known nature reserve that also has miles of sandy beaches. The area includes shingle and sand beaches, dunes, lagoons and miles of wild land. It's also very flat and easily accessible. There is also a convenient National Trust tea room a short walk from the beach too.
If you're planning to stay in one of our fantastic holiday cottages this summer and are looking for something to do, why not spend the day enjoying one of these beaches? As far as we're concerned, it's the perfect way to spend a sunny day!