I've been sharing some photos of England on Twitter and I've had some positive feedback. Many people expressed surprise, even disbelief, that I took some of those photos in England. Sure, England my not be known for picturesque beaches like Australia or The Bahamas, but there are some stunning seaside towns, marinas and, yes, beaches here too.
Mind you someone did (correctly) point out that the illusion of being on a tropical beach getaway is very quickly ended by stepping one foot into the water. The North Sea and English Channel are cold pretty much all year round. That's not totally a bad thing though. It's refreshing during the heatwaves that we sometimes get.
The ancient fishing villages and seaside towns, often well preserved, are just so charming. My favourite one so far is a place called Rye in East Sussex, which is a medieval town. West Bay is not as old as that, but is also very charming. There you will find what I've named the "cutest gift shop in the world".
Actually, some of the most beautiful beaches in the UK are in Scotland. I'm talking about the much desired white sand and calm blue water type of beach. Of course those beaches are cold AF most of the year, but if you get a really good hot and sunny summer's day, those beaches can rival anything in the Caribbean.
Don't believe me? Google "white sand beaches in Scotland" and check out the images. Amazing right?
Peace & Love,