There’s also a great café nearby, called Carn Vean Café.
North of the busy urban sprawl of Liverpool, Crosby Beach is worth a visit for its controversial sculptures, Another Place, by Antony Gormley.
When the tide is out, wander out to Burgh Island and stop off for a pint in the Pilchard Inn.
The UK’s most visited tourist attraction, Blackpool Pleasure Beach features in this list because of its unfailing and cherished legacy.
Multi-coloured cliffs beetle down over breezy Compton Bay, much-loved haunt of the Isle of Wight’s surf (kite- and -board) dudes.
The waves pound upon the sand, churning up milky froth and spitting salty spray up into your face.
Bigbury-on-Sea on the South Devon coast is a particularly child-friendly beach, with shallow waters and clean sand as well as numerous rock pools to examine – so bring your fishing net, plastic bucket and unshakeable enthusiasm for marine beasties.
On a (admittedly rare) summer’s day, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d tripped up and landed in the Mediterranean, as the turquoise sea here sparkles and shimmers in the sunlight.
To add to the attractions, Porthcurno is overlooked by the wonderful open-air Minack Theatre.
It’s difficult to reach Scolt Head, an offshore island between Brancaster and Wells-next-the-Sea, but that’s part of the charm.
A seasonal ferry heads over from Burnham Overy Staithe (the best way of accessing the island) during fine weather, and once you’re there, plop down on the sandy dunes for a picnic, grab your binoculars for some intensive birdwatching (the island is a protected conservation area) and comb the beach for some intriguing seashells.