A favourite with people of all ages, Bournemouth beach stretches for over seven miles along the south coast of the UK.
One of the rockier beaches on this list. But one of the most well-known shingle beaches close to London.
Whilst you may know Whitstable for its seafood, here you actually have a choice of beaches so you can pick the one best suited to your mood.
Camber Sands is one of the beaches close to London that would be able to easily pass as idyllic.
Day Trip From London
Things to do in Whitstable
Day trip to Dover
Visit Seven Sisters Cliffs