The 15 best white sand beaches in the UK have been uncovered, with glorious Kynance Cove in Cornwall scooping first place.
Picture-perfect fishing coves, turquoise waters and talcum powder white sands are dotted all around the country, but Parkdean Resorts wanted to find the very best beaches to visit this summer. In order to find those with the brightest sand, they analysed sand shade of 50 UK beaches, looking specifically at tone and texture.
While Kynance Cove came first, Appletree Bay on the Isles of Scilly took the second spot, where white sand meets the crystal clear azure. Scooping the third spot was St Ives in Cornwall, followed by Studland Bay and beautiful Bournemouth in Dorset. Many of us might be yearning for a beach holiday abroad, but these stunning destinations will make you forget you're in the UK.
'Finding the whitest and brightest beaches across the UK means you'll be able to find the perfect spot for a British beach getaway this summer,' Parkdean Resorts say. 'By analysing the shade of the UK’s top 50 beaches we were able to rank the beaches by their sand tone, helping us define the top 15 UK beaches with the whitest sand, so you can find the staycation with your perfect shade of summer.'
Looking for some staycation inspiration? Take a look at the beautiful sandy spots to visit this summer. Pack a picnic and make a day of it...
15 best white sand beaches in the UK
1. Kynance Cove, Cornwall
2. Appletree Bay, Isles of Scilly
3. St Ives, Cornwall
4. Studland Bay, Dorset
5. Bournemouth, Dorset
6. Whitby Sands, Yorkshire
7. West Wittering, West Sussex
8. Brancaster, Norkfolk
9. Fistral Beach, Cornwall
10. Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland
11. Embo Beach, Sutherland
12. Compton Bay, Isle of Wight
13. Watergate Bay, Cornwall
14. Blackpool Sands, Devon
15. Walberswick Beach, Suffolk
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