The Big Dipper, anyone? Britain's best beach activities this summer

A trip to The Bar, perhaps, in Cornwall's Scilly Isles?
A trip to The Bar, perhaps, in Cornwall's Scilly Isles? Credit: istock

The sun has got its hat on, so to help you find the toast of our first-class coast, we have dug up this sandy guide...

Coast nation

Sshusshhhhh! Don’t tell anyone you’re reading this. Especially not the Weather Gods, who tend to take any suggestion that the British summer has been OK-ish as an immediate instruction to unleash the sort of downpour that Noah might declare “a bit much, really”. But, as we reach the end of July, the summer of 2019 has indeed been OK-ish.

And with August (and its eternal friend the Last Bank Holiday Before Christmas) imminent, when better to investigate the beaches which adorn the 7,723 miles (12,249km) of shoreline that frame this country? Where to start? Well, if...

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