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5 Beautiful Beaches Within a Short Drive of Staffordshire

Spring has arrived, and with the promise of warmer days ahead, many of us are yearning for a refreshing escape to the seaside. Staffordshire, while landlocked, boasts easy access to some of the most stunning beaches in the UK. Even if you don’t have your own car, you can take out car insurance for one day on a friend’s car to hit the road for a breezy beach adventure.

Simply grab your swimsuit, pack a picnic, and hit the road. But where can you go? In this article, we’ll share five beautiful beaches within a short drive of Staffordshire.

Formby Beach, Merseyside

Nestled on the Irish Sea coast, Formby Beach is a haven for nature lovers. Backed by a magnificent expanse of sand dunes, a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest, this beach offers a unique blend of relaxation and exploration. Paddle in the shallow waters, build sandcastles with the family, or embark on a scenic hike through the dunes, keeping an eye out for rare red squirrels and natterjack toads.

Llandudno Beach, Conwy

Situated at the top of North Wales, Llandudno has been a favourite British seaside resort for decades. Its grand Victorian promenade stretches along a vast, award-winning beach of golden sand, perfect for families with young children. Build sandcastles, try your hand at watersports like kayaking or paddleboarding, or simply relax and soak up the sunshine. For a fun activity away from the beach, consider riding the iconic Great Orme tramway, which offers breathtaking panoramic views as it trundles along the headland.

West Kirby Beach, Wirral

offers a delightful mix of seaside charm and vibrant town life. West Kirby’s wide, sandy beach is perfect for sunbathing, paddling, or a refreshing dip in the Irish Sea. Families will find plenty to do, with donkey rides, amusement arcades, and a delightful paddling pool offering hours of entertainment. The town’s lovely selection of cafes, ice cream parlours, and restaurants provide easy access to some much-needed refreshments after a day in the sun.

Hoylake Beach, Wirral

Stretching for miles, backed by sand dunes and dotted with colourful beach huts, Hoylake Beach offers a tranquil escape for those seeking a more peaceful seaside experience. Take a long walk along the shore, breathe in the fresh sea air, and enjoy the calming sound of the waves. Watch out for the wide range of birdlife here, as the designated Local Nature Reserve is a haven for birdwatchers.

Colwyn Bay, Conwy

This scenic bay boasts a beautiful, three-mile stretch of golden sand, perfect for families and beach lovers alike. Due to being sheltered by towering headlands, it enjoys a calm environment for paddling and swimming. Otherwise, enjoy a donkey ride along the promenade or try your hand at a spot of crabbing off the pier Away from the beach, why not explore the charming Victorian town centre?


These stunning beaches offer something for everyone. From classic seaside resorts to tranquil escapes, there’s a perfect beach day waiting for you just a short drive away. So, pack your beach bag, and get ready for an unforgettable seaside adventure!


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