You don’t have to hop on a plane to get some sun, sea and sand this summer. If you’re in London, you can get to all of these glorious beaches simply by hopping on a train. From Broadstairs, in Kent, to Clacton-on-Sea, in Essex, here are the best and most accessible beaches to choose from.
The Isle of Wight has lots of beaches to choose from, but this little stunner located near the opulent Priory Bay Hotel is one to visit. It boasts crystal clear water and golden sands surrounded by rocks – a tranquil spot, made all the more peaceful by a barrier of helpful trees that shelter it from the wind. Getting to Priory Bay beach from London: Trains from Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour: 1hr 30min + ferry from Fishbourne, 40min