Sunaked  Beach 2020    

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In my opinion only, the top 7 UK beaches and why in an easy-to-read chart!


Beach
 Description
                     Facilities
          Parking
 Distance from car park

 Sunaked score

 
Studland,        Dorset
 Sandy, dunes
 Ice cream van; toilets, shop and cafe at main NT car park. 150 Bus (Bournemouth-Swanage) stops at start of footpath, FRP6 .  (see main page) on Ferry Road.
Free  on Ferry Road. NT car parks - not cheap but free for NT members.
 A mile at least; path from Ferry Road  (FRP6) is a bit stoney in places; the walk from either end is sand.
  9/10
 
Birling Gap, Sussex
 Stones, Shingle and chalk cliffs 
WARNING - NOW "DANGEROUS" DUE TO CLIFF FALLS! 
Cafe, toilets, car park, post box and pay-phone!   National Trust.
 Pay parking,  £2.50 for 4 hours refunded if you spend £10 in the cafe.  Free for NT members 
  Half mile down staircase by car park. 
 Big pebbles, chalk bits and some sand.
  9/10
 
Calshot, Hampshire
 Compact shingle backed by trees
 Cafe, toilets nearby, bus to/from Southampton (Number 8), space for camper vans on the spit (left from the car park towards castle)
 Pay parking  £3 for 4 hours or free ln the one-way system
  Half mile along sand and shingle.
  9/10
 
Burton Bradstock, Devon 

  Sand and shingle


Everything! Toilets, cafe, restaurant, parking. National Trust,
£1 an hour or free to NT members
 About half mile
   9/10
 
 Morfa Dyffryn, Wales 
 Sandy, dunes
 Cafe and toilets at car park. Don't know if naturist camping is still nearby (Glyn's Field).
£5 a day in 2015, the latest I can find..
  Over a mile, all sand.
  9/10
 
 Winterton-on-sea, Norfolk, UK
 Sand, dunes
 Cafe and toilets at car park. Plenty of room. Please respect nesting areas.
 £1,50 an hour, £5 for 4 or more.
I'd say a mile easy walk
 8/10
 
 Strete  Gate, Devon
 Fine shingle, some stones and slate
 Car park, toilets, cafe all close by. Easy to get to! The best, in my view.
 £1 an hour by coin or mobile 'phone (a pain so take coins!)
 200 yards from car park and toilets, 300 to café
 10/10