Long Sands Beach
As soon as I was introduced to this beach in Tynemouth, I absolutely fell in love with it. Only a half an hour Metro ride away from Newcastle, it’s an amazing place that I’d recommend all students should visit at least once.
There’s just something so calm about this whole area, which has some tremendous views. Whenever I’m feeling overwhelmed with uni work, I like to come here and relax by the ocean.
There are all kinds of activities both on the beach and in the immediate vicinity, ranging from surfing lessons to dinosaur-themed mini golf to an aquarium. You can easily spend a day on the beach and seeing what the local establishments have on offer.
This Merseyside beach is about as far from Liverpool as Long Sands is from Newcastle, so it’s easy to get there.
Unlike any other beach that I’ve been to, the Formby Beach is preceded by a nature trail. Every time I’ve been with friends (and that’s a lot of times), we’ve always taken a moment to appreciate the green space before we go to the beach, and that’s a really nice way to start any relaxing day.
For some reason, I always had the impression that this beach was larger than most of the ones I’ve been to in the UK. The sand seems to go on for miles, making it a fantastic for when you want a secluded sandy space away from tourists.
North Shore Beach
Llandudno is home to a couple of beaches, and this one has it all. Not only is there a typical sandy beach, but also a pebble one. I’d never been to a pebble beach before visiting here, and it’s a nice change of scenery.
If that’s not enough for you, there’s also a pier with a host of your more typical tourist attractions. I’m a sucker for arcades on the pier, and Llandudno did not disappoint, as it’s got two of them.
These are of course just some of the many beaches dotted around the UK’s shores. As the summer approaches, the idea of a day at the beach sounds more and more appealing. If you can, try visiting one of these.