A 'stunning and magical' UK beach is the best to visit this winter - top 10 list

Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach took the number one spot

Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 29/11/2023

- 15:06

Updated: 29/11/2023

- 15:48

The most scenic beaches to visit now have been shared

There are lots of scenic spots in the UK to head to on a winter's day.

The prettiest beaches to take a stroll along as the temperatures drop have been revealed.

Brighton Beach took the top spot, according to analysis by Ripe Motorhome Insurance.

It considered which beaches had the most Instagram hashtags and it analysed winter images of the beach.

Rhossili Beach

Rhossili Beach in Wales made the list


Best winter beaches

1. Brighton Beach, East Sussex

2. Rhossili Beach, West Wales

3. Cromer Beach, Norfolk

4. Hasting Beach, East Sussex

5. Chesil Beach, Dorset

6. Durdle Door Beach, Dorset

7. Bamburgh Castle Beach, Northumberland

8. Aldeburgh Beach, Suffolk

9. Viking Bay, Kent

10. Woolacombe Beach, Devon

Beaches in England dominated the list, making up nine out of the 10 top beaches.

A beautiful location in Wales, Rhossili Beach, took the number two spot.

Founder of Ripe Motorhome Insurance John Woosey said: “The UK is home to some of the most stunning beaches in the world, with a coastline that stretches more than 11,000 miles.

"Many people would associate a day at the seaside with warm summer days.

Brighton beach

The best beaches were shared


"But there is something equally magical about a beach during winter, with wild waters, pale light and (perhaps most invitingly!) fewer crowds.

“There are hundreds of stunning beaches across the country that are just as deserving of a trip in December as they are in June, so how do you choose where to visit? Hopefully our ranking provides a great place to start.”

This comes as the best place for British expats to move to was shared, with "beautiful beaches" and cheap living.

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