QUIZ: How well do you know Britain’s beaches?

 Test your knowledge of Britain’s stunning beaches in this photo-themed quiz! From sandy stretches to rocky coves, discover how well you really know these breathtaking coastal destinations.

Quiz featured beaches:

Bournemouth Beach

View of Bournemouth Beach and Pier

The coastal resort town of Bournemouth is the perfect place for a staycation with seven miles of award-winning Blue Flag beaches – Alum Chine, Durley Chine, Fisherman’s Walk, Manor Steps and Southbourne. With stunning scenery, fabulous walks, great food and buzzing nightlife, it’s no wonder locals call it the ‘coast with the most.’ Nestled beneath a magnificent cliff line, the bay enjoys its own micro-climate, some of the warmest sea temperatures in the UK and stunning views of the Isle of Wight and the Purbecks. Take a stroll on the iconic Bournemouth Pier or take a leisurely ride on the land train along the promenade. Admire the brilliant floral displays of the town’s Lower Gardens and walk through a mile-and-a-half of stunning Victorian gardens. Or even spend a few hours watching the oceanarium’s sea life and discovering Japanese treasures at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum. Bournemouth weekend breaks with family or friends will be jam-packed, leaving no room for boredom.

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Llanddwyn Beach

Llanddwyn Beach and lighthouseSearching for stunning views of Snowdonia and the Llyn Peninsula? Look no further than Llanddwyn Beach. As part of the Newborough Warren National Nature Reserve, this narrow island is the ideal location to get inspired, or relax and have a picnic with the family. It’s also perfect for little explorers with plenty of rockery crops, sand dunes and historic buildings, including the famous Llanddwyn Lighthouse. Many of the local sights are well known and attract visitors from all over due to their significance to the Welsh Patron Saint. The beach is stocked well with plenty of local amenities such as toilets and a nearby car park. Paths from the beachfront lead to the picturesque nature reserve at Llanddwyn Island and the nearby forest, full of wildlife and a variety of plants and shrubbery.

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Southend-on-Sea mile long pierWith miles of coastline, there is an abundance of things to see and do in Southend-on-Sea, from traditional seaside fun and plenty of family attractions. There’s the world-famous Pier and its mile-long railway, Adventure Island fun park with thrilling rides and rollercoasters, Sealife Adventure, amusement arcades and the famous fountains on City Beach. You’ll also find a thriving cultural scene with museums, historic houses and a range of art spaces. Discover the Beecroft Art Gallery exhibitions or contemporary art at Focal Point Gallery. Or step into the half-timbered Tudor Southchurch Hall and 12th-century Prittlewell Priory for an insight into its past. With award-winning beaches, the longest pleasure pier globally, and colourful beach huts, you won’t be short of things to do in Southend.

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Durdle Door Beach

Sunset over Durdle Door BeachDurdle Door is one of Dorset’s most photographed and iconic landmarks, and it’s probably the most famous stone arch in the world. Part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, it is a highly regarded beauty spot. Durdle Door was created when the sea pierced through the Portland limestone around 10,000 years ago and is now accessible via the South West Coast Path, from which it is a 15-minute walk down to the beach. By following this natural cliff path or the steps to Man O’War beach, the tilted Purbeck Beds are clearly visible, and at the base of the chalk cliffs, many caves can be seen carved out by the sea (wave-cut notches). You won’t regret coming here. From rock-pooling, walking to coasteering, photography to nature walks or enjoying the stunning views. There’s plenty to do and see for all ages.

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Kingsgate Bay, Margate

Kingsgate Bay MargateA stunning picturesque cove nestled on the coast of Kent, Kingsgate Bay boasts clear blue waters, sandy shores and magnificent chalk cliffs. Margate offers an exciting blend of the traditional and the new. The pleasure park at Dreamland has been lovingly transformed and once again offers the thrills and excitement of a traditional British seaside amusement park. English painter JMW Turner came to Margate for inspiration and you too can be inspired by the exhibitions at the Turner Contemporary Gallery, which was built on the site of the location he used to visit when in town.

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Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach and pier at sunsetVoted one of the Top 10 city beach break destinations globally, Brighton and its beachfront are legendary. A highly active beach, here you can try all the watersports, go for a swim, paddle or simply pull up a deck chair and relax! It’s not just about the water though, as the beachfront promenade is a destination in itself. The iconic Brighton Palace Pier with its helter-skelter and arcade games is British seaside charm in all its glory. And around here, you’ll find the Artists’ Quarter, with plenty of bars and restaurants serving everything from ice cream to high-end seafood and independent traders selling fashion, furniture, and photography. For the kids, there’s Sea Life Brighton, home to giant turtles, sharks and seahorses, and to the east of the Pier, there’s the historic Volks Railway – Britain’s oldest electric railway built in 1883. Along the beach, you’ll find Brighton i360 – the world’s tallest moving observation tower where you glide 450 feet into the air to see unparalleled views. After dark, Brighton beach comes alive with seafront clubs and bars nestling underneath the Victorian beachfront arches. And if you fancy stepping away from the beachfront for a bit, why not soak up the cosmopolitan vibe along Brighton’s famous Lanes, where you’ll find quirky independent boutiques, hipster-style cafes and more.

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