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Best Beaches Near Coventry

It's time to pack the bucket and spade and enjoy a day at the seaside! But where are the nearest beaches to Coventry? We have found the best beaches within a 3 hour drive from Coventry - perfect for families to enjoy quality time together.

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Weston-Super-Mare Beach

Steeped with Victorian history and dominated by a long stretch of glorious sandy beach, Weston-Super-Mare is the perfect gateway to all the attractions that Somerset offers. The town of Weston-Super-Mare itself, with all its amenities, is only a short walk. Here you will find numerous tourist attractions including a helicopter museum, an aquarium and a good variety of seaside rides and amusements. Parking is available along the sea front and there are plenty of cafés, bars and restaurants nearby if you get hungry.

Approx travel time from Coventry: 2 hours (111 miles)

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Formby Beach

Formby Beach is a spacious stretch of beach backed by extensive sand dunes giving it a much more rural feel than its neighbours. Beyond the dunes are sweeping coastal pinewoods which are home to the red squirrels. The beach is managed by National Trust and parking is free for National Trust Members and £7.50 for non-members. Toilets are available in the car park. The car park can close early on very busy days, so do check ahead before you travel! Formby Village is a short distance away, with cafés, pubs and shops.

Approx travel time from Coventry: 2 Hours 10 Minutes (127 Miles)

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Brean Beach

Brean Beach is the perfect setting for your trip to the seaside. With miles of sandy beach stretching as far as the eye can see, there is plenty of open space to enjoy. Access to the beach is easy as there is plenty of parking both next to and on the beach, in designated areas. Toilets and drinking water are available and there are a number of cafés and restaurants to choose from.

Approx travel time from Coventry: 2 Hours 20 Minutes (124 Miles)

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Old Hunstanton Beach

Set a little way to the north of Hunstanton is the pleasant little village of Old Hunstanton. Just far enough from the resort town of Hunstanton the village manages to retain its own character. It is an expanse of fine golden sand, backed by dunes and the renown striped cliffs. There's two access points for the beach - via the village entrance or the clifftop car park (steep path down to the beach). You'll find something to eat and public toilets at both entrances to the beach.

Approx travel time from Coventry: 2 Hours 20 Minutes (119 Miles)

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Skegness Beach

Skegness’ award-winning sandy beach is long and wide with numerous activities including donkey rides and the Fairy Dell paddling pool. There are plenty of car parks and a railway station within easy walking distance. Enjoy the vintage pier and traditional seaside amusements and grab a bite to eat at one of the many establishments on offer.

Approx travel time from Coventry: 2 Hours 30 Minutes (109 Miles)

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Mablethorpe Beach

Mablethorpe is a small coastal town on the Lincolnshire coast. The sandy beach has lots to offer from the beautiful dunes to traditional seaside funfair and amusements as well as a selection of shops, cafés and fish and chip shops. There are 400 pay and display spaces at the Seaview car park. Access is just off Quebec road. Queen's Park has a fab kids splash pool and play area which is open all summer.

Approx travel time from Coventry: 2 hours 20 minutes (120 miles)

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Brancaster Beach

With miles of golden sand, there's loads of space to spread out on this iconic coastline. There's pay and display parking and toilets available 6am - 6pm. There's a small kiosk on the beach selling beach supplies and icecreams. Venture into Brancaster for more eateries. Check the tide times before you set off!

Approx travel time from Coventry: 2 hours 30 miles (124 miles)

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Barmouth Beach

Expect a big stretch of sand and dramatic views of the mountains at Barmouth Beach. There's a car park opposite the beach as well as toilets and a range of traditional amusements and a funfair. There's a good range of eateries and shops in Barmouth itself, which is a short walk from the beach.

Approx travel time from Coventry: 2 hours 40 minutes (132 miles)

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Hornsea South Beach

Hornsea South is a sandy beach located next to the small seaside resort of Hornsea on East Riding Coast of Yorkshire. It is a popular beach for many different water sports and also for walkers with the Transpennine Trail finishing here. There is plenty of parking available in Hornsea, close to the beach. There are also toilets, shops and places to eat.

Approx travel time from Coventry: 2 hours 40 minutes (147 miles)

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Morfa Bychan

Morfa Bycan or Black Rock Sands is a wide, sandy beach that stretches as far as the eye can see. There are public toilets and you can park on the beach - just keep an eye on the tide! Great for looking for crabs in the rockpools and some areas of the beach are dog-friendly too. The beach is just a couple of miles away from the pretty town of Porthmadog which worth a visit too.

Approx travel time from Coventry: 3 hours (143 miles)

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We hope you've found this article useful and you've found the nearest beaches to Coventry! All these beaches are within a 3 hour (traffic dependent) drive from Coventry - perfect for a day out at the seaside with the family.

All travel times are estimated based on a trip from Coventry City Centre, please check travel conditions before you go!

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