Top UK beaches you can reach by train!

The seaside has all the elements needed for a memorable day out; childhood nostalgia, the delight of nature, greasy food and good old-fashioned fun.

In the colder months it’s easy to forget how beautiful the UK coastline is, but the sun is finally here and it’s time to take advantage. You can never be sure when the British weather will creep back up.

Heading to the beach should be stress-free – you shouldn’t be worrying about parking, driving or sand in your car. Why not just hop onboard a train and head to one of the top seaside destinations you can reach by rail?



Looe, Cornwall­­

 

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Cornwall has always been a family favourite for a holiday destination and Looe is no exception. You almost forget you’re in the UK because of the sun-trapped beach and surfers on the waves.

The traditional working fishing port produces delicious fresh fish cooked in Looe’s gourmet seafood restaurants. You could even give your little ones their own fishing experience – from crabbing on the ports to the rockpools on the beach.



Skegness, Lincolnshire

 

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If you’re looking for a traditional British seaside resort, Skegness is it! Home to the first ever Butlins -think donkey rides, fairgrounds and kitsch souvenir shops.

Skegness is a child’s dream with amusements, theme parks and aquariums galore. In the evening the nightlife is a snippet of days gone by – pints, bingo and pub games.



Ayr, Scotland

 

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Home to a wide expanse of sandy dunes, Ayr is a dream for castle building. The award-winning Scottish beach is a quieter alternative to other seaside towns.

The beach boasts spectacular views of Ailsa Craig and the Isle of Arran – in good weather you can even see Pladda island.



Morecambe Bay, Lancashire

 

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With an award-winning promenade, it’s no surprise that Morecambe gets a mention. There’s always something to do with festivals and activities throughout the year.

Home to the famous Eric Morecambe statue and a traditional Art Décor Hotel, it almost feels like you’ve stepped back into history at Morecambe Bay.



Whitby, North Yorkshire:

 

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This North Yorkshire seaside town is quirky, historic and fun – with ties to Dracula, Captain Cook and the world’s best fish and chips!

Whitby attracts an interesting group of tourists every year: goths, families and beach bums alike. The whole town is like a big community with something for everyone to enjoy.

If you’re planning a trip to any of these seaside locations, make sure you get the cheapest deals on your train tickets at NationalRail.com.