10 Hidden Gems to Explore around the UK Coast


The UK really is a special place. Sure, we have our tourist hot spots and bustling city centers. But we also have some gloriously quiet corners and stunning views, especially around our coastline.

I am a bit of a beach-dwelling hippy when I can get away from my city life. There is nothing I love more than sea air and a clear view. I was lucky enough to grow up by a beautiful stretch of the south coast, and I have also stumbled across some amazing little finds on my travels too.

Here are ten of our coastal hidden gems, starting with three in my childhood home of Dorset.

Poole Quay and Sandbanks, Dorset

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Apart from being fun to say, Ballygally has a beautiful beach, lined with cute little seaside houses and partially protected by the headland. This is locally known as a great fishing spot.

Do check out the allegedly haunted Ballygally Castle Hotel. It is such an inviting place; I would bet that even the local ghosts are friendly.

Have you found any hidden gems on the UK coast? Do let me know in the comments; I am always looking for new beaches to visit.