Beside the Seaside, Beside the Sea...
These beaches were voted 12 & 24 in The Times Travel top 30 UK Beaches in April 2018.
12 Studland Bay, Dorset Few stretches of the south coast can rival the gloriously unspoilt Studland Bay, where the sandy beach stretches for more than four miles. It has gently shelving bathing waters and views of Old Harry Rocks and across to the Isle of Wight. There are wild walks through the sand dunes, where it’s possible to spot deer.
24 Boscombe, Bournemouth East of Bournemouth, the beach-fronted suburb of Boscombe used to be run down; now it’s cool. At the heart of the action is the Urban Reef café, a surfers’ haunt with a sun-deck overlooking the beach. But get there early — the best spots on the sand go quickly when the weather is good.
However, we love Lulworth Cove and the beach at Burton Bradstock. Here are our pix from March and August.