Britain’s best beach for winter walks named

It might be chilly but the British coastline is one of the best places for a winter walk. New research from Parkdean Resorts has found the best UK beaches for winter.

Best winter beaches (Parkdean Resorts)

  1. Whitley Bay (Tyne & Wear)
  2. Brighton Beach (East Sussex)
  3. Robin Hood’s Bay (Yorkshire)
  4. Skegness Beach (Lincolnshire)
  5. Blackpool Beach (Dartmouth)
  6. Hastings Beach (East Sussex)
  7. Colwyn Bay (Conwy County Borough)
  8. Lulworth Cove (Dorset)
  9. Herne Bay (Kent)
  10. Crantock Beach (Cornwall)

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The UK’s best winter beach was named as Whitley Bay in Tyne & Wear by Parkdean Resorts.

The team looked at several factors including the chances of snow and the number of cafes to make their decision.

They said: “A popular holiday destination, Whitley Bay boasts a stunning two-mile-long golden sandy beachfront, and with some areas dog friendly, makes the perfect winter walk for all the family to enjoy!”

A visitor wrote on Tripadvisor: “Views are amazing. Seals are a treat if you keep your eyes open and you can keep your voice down.”


In the 18th century, Robin Hood’s Bay was once one of the busiest smuggling communities on the Yorkshire coast.

Although there’s no smugglers there today, tourists can still meander the winding streets and grab a hot chocolate in a snug cafe.

Skegness Beach and Blackpool Beach took fourth and fifth spot in the rankings and are both great choices for families.

Families visiting before Christmas could take the kids to the Christmas Grotto at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

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