The UK coast is not just about summer holidays. With your wind break, bucket and spades packed away the winter is not a time to ignore the coast as it provides some excellent and dramatic backdrops for walks. The British coast has miles and miles of beaches and in the winter they tend to be empty and most allow you take your dogs.
Nothing beats walking along flat sandy beaches on dry winter days when the tide is out. Check the tides before you set off as you need enough time for the whole walk and that essential cafe stop off.
Often the winter storms bring some interesting washed-up shells, wood and sticks to the high tide line that can keep the beach combing kids happy for hours.
Just remember before you go, check the tides and check the local beach cafe winter opening times.
Wrap up warm and explore our great UK beaches!
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