Best beaches for your deckchair
These are our favourite beaches where its easy to take your own deckchair. Each has parking nearby and glorious views.
Ladies Bay, Guernsey
Ladies Bay is a sandy beach great for deckchairs, swimming, fishing, wind surfing and boating. It has good coastal footpaths round the Chouet Headland and around the coast to Pembroke in one direction and Grand Havre in the other.
Amroth Beach, South Pembrokeshire
Amroth is a sandy, pebbly beach which a won a Blue Flag Award in 2007. It is known for being the start or finish of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and is now part of the Welsh Coast Path. If you are not too keen on walking there is also swimming, windsurfing and fishing or you can just relax in your deck chair.
Abereiddy Bay Beach, Pembrokeshire
Abereiddy is a sandy beach with pebbles owned by the National Trust. It is great for surfing, canoeing or boating. The beach has spectacular cliff scenery to enjoy from your deckchair and walks from Abereiddy to Porthgain.
West Kirby Beach, Wirral
West Kirby Beach lies between a kilometre of sand dunes and a further 2 kilometres of vast sand flats. Added to that there is easy flat access from the pavement to the beach so you have the perfect conditions for relaxing on your deckchair.
Ainsdale Beach, Merseyside
This vast open stretch of sand was made famous as the training ground for Grand National favourite Red Rum. The sand stretches as far as the eye can see in all directions and the shallow sea is paddling paradise. Sand dunes at the back of the beach and on a clear day a great view of Blackpool Tower and the big dipper.
Curran (East) Strand Beach, Portrush, Antrim
Portrush has a long stretch of beach for deckchairs and excellent coastal views. The beach is good for sailing and is considered one of the Causeway Coast's most beautiful beaches with its large sand dunes.
Achmelvich Bay, Lochinver, Scottish Highlands
This beach has the rugged charm of the north west coast of Scotland, with plenty of silver sand. The gorgeous sheltered bay is ideal for deckchairs, with free parking nearby. It is also a good beach for canoeing, sailing and walking.
Gorleston Beach, Norfolk
This 3km beach is formed by a large expanse of sand backed by a rock armour protected concrete sea wall. There are coastal footpaths along the Upper and Lower Promenades or you can go surfing, sailing, windsurfing or fishing.
Botany Bay, Kent
Botany Bay is a sandy beach almost 200m long with chalk cliffs, rock pools and gentle swimming conditions. When the tide goes out you have a chalk reef which is thought to be one of the best in Britain. Cycle tracks and paths go both ways along the coast with other sandy bays and beaches to explore.
Part of Lepe Country Park, this is a sand and shingle beach in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You can enjoy a view that looks across to the Isle of Wight from your deckchair or do a bit of sea canoeing or windsurfing. After that why not enjoy an ice-cream from the kiosk.
In case you don't want to take your deckchair to the beach, we have compiled a list of our favourite beaches where you can hire deckchairs.
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