PATRICIA BECH TRAVEL NOTES: THE STAYCATION SERIES
One of the positive things to come out for COVID-19 is that we have been able to appreciate all of the opportunities that are available in the UK. Travel is of course about exploring new places and it should never be limited to one county. But the Coronavirus pandemic has meant that there have been travel restrictions across the globe as everyone prioritises health.
I have been giving some thought to activities that you can do in the UK. This is why I started the Staycation series on the Patricia Bech Travel Notes. With the focus on being outside and on outdoor activities at the moment, the beaches are proving more popular than ever.
If I visit the beach, I like to do something active. Walking, running, canoeing and even surfing. In fact, surfing is one of the most popular activities to do on the beach in the UK.
In light of this, here are some suggestions of beaches to visit for those wanting to try a surfing staycation. You may need to pack your wetsuit as even on the hottest day the water will probably be very chilly!
Croyde Beach in Devon is extremely famous and this is first up on my recommendations for the Patricia Bech Travel Notes. Surfing fanatics visit this beach even when the weather is not so pleasant to make the most of the waves.
While, most of my suggestions happen to be in the South of England, you can also try heading into Wales and visiting Llangennith Gower. Driving across the border is also a good idea for those seeking great beaches. You should check the local travel restrictions though as they may differ to England.
Another couple of options down south (where the weather is normally better) are Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset and Little Fistral Beach, Newquay. Driving south is a good idea, but beware of heavy traffic during the school holidays. The M5 motorway in particular is very busy but it does provide the best access to many of these places.