18 beautiful British beaches you really should visit this summer

Bethan McKernan@mck_beth
Wednesday 12 August 2015 10:00
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According to research by the National Trust, Brits are increasingly falling out of love with our own coastline.

Family visits to the seaside have fallen by 20 per cent since 2005 and more than half of all adults have not been to the beach once in the last year, although a YouGov survey of more than 9,000 people found that 88 per cent of us still see our coastline as a "national treasure".

If you needed some inspiration to get down to the seaside, we've put together some of the UK's most stunning beaches for a taste of what you're missing:

1. Whitesands Bay, Pembrokeshire

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2. Portsteward Strand, Northern Ireland

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3. Filey Brigg, Yorkshire

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4. Priory Bay, Isle of Wight

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5. Sennen Cove, Cornwall

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6. Bamburgh Beach, Northumberland

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7. West Wittering, West Sussex

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8. Slapton Sands, Devon

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9. Rhosilli Bay, Swansea

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10. Haverigg Beach, Cumbria

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11. Botany Bay, Kent

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12. Luskentyre, Outer Hebrides

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13. Wembury Beach, Devon

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14. Durdle Door, Dorset

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15. Porthcurno, Cornwall

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16. Pendine Sands, Camarthenshire

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17. Calgary Beach, Isle of Mull

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18. Harlech, Gwynedd

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