With temperatures forecast to hit over 30°C this weekend, many tourists and Brits will be racing to get to the nearest beach. To help avoid the crowds, Avis UK has done the hard work for you by revealing its best, but lesser known beaches to explore.
The Avis 2019 Travel Trends report recently revealed the growing popularity among Europeans for staycations, with almost a quarter (24%) saying they prefer to stay in their home country when taking a holiday. The report also showed that beach holidays were voted the second most popular short break across Europe (25%).
This rise in popularity, coupled with a soar in temperature, means that 2019 could be the perfect year to plan a summer road trip with friends and family to discover some of the UK’s most untouched and secret beaches.
To help travellers avoid the hustle and bustle of the more popular beaches, Avis UK has pulled together the following hidden gems to inspire your summer road trip.
Top three beaches in the UK for seclusion
- Sandwood Bay, Sutherland
- Ephaven, Cornwall
- Traeth Llyfn, Pembrokeshire
Top three beaches in the UK for swimming
- Blackpool Sands, Devon
- Whitstable Beach, Kent
- Pentle Bay, Scilly Isles
Top three beaches in the UK for the perfect photo opportunity/scenery
- Wells, Norfolk
- Durdle Door beach, Dorset
- Bamburgh Beach, Northumberland
Nina Bell, Managing Director, UK & Scandinavia, Avis Budget Group told Revealing Britain: “It is no surprise that staycations are of growing popularity when there is so much to explore and discover in the UK and we hope this local insight will help inspire planning for summer getaways. Road trips give travellers the freedom to go where they like, when they like and it’s now ever easier to explore, as the self-serve functionalities of the Avis App are the perfect way to put holidaymakers firmly in the driving seat.”