BEACH: Last chance for some British sea and sand
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I wrote this post a month ago but with blogs being so hard to navigate, I am reposting it here so that you can make the most of the info if you’re in the mood to make the most of the great weather and head to the beach tomorrow.
I’m not a pebble beach fans so anyone who likes to contort themselves on a stony mattress had better avert their eyes now! Here are my top tips for lovely day-trip beaches.
A few weeks ago we went back to our favourite beach Mudeford, near Christchurch in Dorset (see previous review here) and it was just lovely.
I’d also highly recommend the National Trust-owned Studland Beach & Nature Reserve (several beaches, one with a cool little cafe), Lyme Regis Town Beach for the pretty crescent beach in front of the Cobb, right in the heart of the town; Sandbanks beach in Poole – huge swathes of golden sand, plus the fab Sandbanks Beach Cafe, a BBQ facility on the beach and watersports facilities.
Or if you really can’t be bothered to battle through the traffic to hit the hot spot on the coast, why not cheat? The Cotswold Water Park has some of the best watersports facilities around, plus the largest inland paddling beach in the UK next to a picnic area. www.cotswoldcountrypark.co.uk