• Posted:Monday, July 6, 2009
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Summer  time for the beach
Different people look for different things when they head off on holiday, but since we're well and truly into the summer months (in the northern hemisphere at least) there can be little doubt that beaches are going to be pretty popular.

Many people will be thinking about tourist hot spots like Spain and the south of France, although I personally prefer to stay away from the obvious. And the beaches of England are certainly not an obvious choice for sun worshippers!

But for those who are planning a trip to the UK - and indeed Britons themselves who fancy a holiday on a shoestring - some guidance has been offered to help choose the ideal location.

World Travel Guide has created a list of some of the best beaches in the country under a number of categories, so why not book into a budget hostel and check these out?

For surfers, there is Croyde in Devon, where the UK's "most reliable waves" can be found. This "sleepy and scenic" area has hosted the British Surfing Championships three times, so it's clearly got some calibre.

The best swimming is said to be in Sussex, where West Wittering "enjoys its own balmy microclimate", while Holywell Bay in Cornwall was ranked best for those looking for impressive scenery.

And the organisation even had tips for those looking for the best place to strip off, with Morfa Dyffryn, Wales considered the top naturist beach in the whole of the UK.

Visitors to the designated 1km stretch could be well-served to heed the recent advice of Travelodge, which warned of the importance of protection from the sun after finding that 40 per cent of Brits have woken up on the beach to find themselves burned!

Sam Buckley
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