Our Beach of the Year shortlist, compiled by Surfers against Sewage.
This beach is blessed with beautiful white sands, crystal clear waters and ample facilities. Dolphins, basking sharks and whales share waves with swimmers.
EOROPIE Isle of Lewis
One of the UK’s most remote beaches with empty white sands and crystal clear blue waters, surrounded by beautiful walks.
Overlooked by the craggy hill Carn Llidi, this beach has plenty of rock pools to explore and great coastal walks, while its fantastic panoramas, white sands, green seas and beautiful sunsets steal the show.
SCARBOROUGH North Yorkshire
This resort town has kept the features that made it popular in Victorian times. A castle overlooks two lovely beaches, with donkey rides, fish and chips and a sealife centre.
PORTRUSH Northern Ireland
Much of this bustling seaside town is built on a peninsula. It has several golden beaches, the people are welcoming and the stunning Giant’s Causeway is nearby.