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Summer Series: Beaches

Welcome summer holidays! It’s FINALLY here! Our latest Summer Series blog, is all about planning those special days out with the family and getting ready to enjoy the time off and have FUN! Today we’ll be looking at an absolute British favourite for everyone: beaches! 

Here’s a list of Banjo’s favourite beaches for a day out in the UK: 

Woolacombe Sands, Devon

Here you can make a LOT of sandcastles and play hide and seek in the dunes! There are so many rock pools for the kids to explore as well as seaside cafes or, why don’t you pop to Ilfracombe for more restaurants? This north Devon spot is a particular favourite at Banjo HQ – and our advice? Get there early as the beach can get pretty busy! There are miles of uninterrupted golden sand though, so keep walking to get a good spot!

Porthcurno Beach, Cornwall

A much smaller beach, this may seem familiar as Poldark was filmed here! You may even see a dolphin! The soft, white-shell sand and freshwater stream also makes this a popular beach with families! On the granite cliffs above, you’ll also find the Minack Theatre, an open-air theatre, so check what’s on! Just a note though, there is a dog ban from 1st July to 26th September so, leave your furry friends at home. Take a picnic too as the cafes and shops are a little walk away. This place is stunning!

Summerleaze, Cornwall

One of Bude’s best-loved beaches, Summerleaze is perfect for families who want more home comforts. Cute beach huts are available to hire in a range of prices – splash out on a seafront hut out of season from £35 for a whole week! At low tide, an amazing paddling pool emerges, as does lots of golden sand for walks along the coast. There are so many bars and restaurants to choose food from too! 

Bournemouth, Dorset

The beaches at Bournemouth stretch for 7 miles between Alum Chine and Hengistbury Head near Christchurch! All of the beaches are soft sand and very family-friendly with lots of shops, places to get ice cream and EVERYTHING you might need! They are some of the safest beaches in the UK with RNLI Lifeguards based there between 2 April and 26 September 2021 too! They also have The Beach Check app, which has a traffic light system helping both visitors and residents avoid busy hotspots. In addition to showing how busy each beach area is, the app provides handy information on the beach lifeguard status, whether toilets are open and information on byelaws for cycling along the promenade and exercising your dog! Great to know what it’s like before you get there!

Whitby Beach, Yorkshire

Whitby has beaches on both sides of the River Esk. On the east side is the smaller Tate Hill, a sheltered sandy beach that allows dogs all year round! On the other side of West Pier is West Cliff, a larger sandy beach with colourful beach huts, deckchair and windbreak hire and a children’s paddling pool! Plenty of cafes and restaurants too! Try some Whitby fish and chips. You simply have to try them – yummy!

Brighton Beach, East Sussex

A HUGE pebbled beach, where you can swim, sunbathe, and picnic! It has a promenade lined with beach huts and so many places to eat. You can head to rides and amusements on 200-year-old Brighton Palace Pier (remember to take your change!), and to see sharks and seahorses at the Sea Life Brighton aquarium too! This is a particular favourite here at Banjo HQ.

We hope you’ll find these beach recommendations as PAWesomely fun as we do, and if you’re looking for even more options, check out Day Out With The Kids for loads of great beach recommendations near you! 

Have the best summer, Banjo HQ x

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