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Brits love ‘UK’s most beautiful beach’ with breathtaking views and clear sea

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The UK might not be the first destination that pops into your head when you think of idyllic sandy beaches, especially with the recent sewage spills tarnishing our coastal reputation.

The thought of slipping into a swimsuit for a dip in places like Skegness seems less than tempting, given the current state of our seas. No wonder hordes of Brits jet off to sunnier shores in Spain and Greece, seeking out those pristine stretches of golden sand and crystal-clear waters.

Yet, against all odds, one UK beach has managed to preserve its allure, earning the title of ‘breathtaking’ from impressed Brits who are eager to pay a visit.

Travel and hiking aficionado Aiimee Beaufort, better known as Mays Map on social media, left her followers in awe with her video tour of Newborough Beach (Llanddwyn Beach) in Anglesey, Wales. Her footage begins with the enchanting forest pathway that leads to an expansive sweep of golden sands, set against the dramatic backdrop of Snowdonia and the Lleyn Peninsula.

Despite the chilly waters, the beach is a hotspot for water sports like paddleboarding and remains remarkably untouched by industrial giants. “This beach is where the clear blue sea meets a picturesque forest, incredible mountains and wild horses roam across Lovers Island (Ynys Llanddwyn),” enthused Aiimee.

“Ynys Llanddwyn is where legend says the well is home to sacred eels who can predict whether couples will remain together and be successful in love. When I visited I couldn’t believe this was in the UK. It’s quickly become one of my favourite places and one of the most special to me.”

The travel enthusiast hailed the beach as a ‘bucket list summer destination’, with its charm clearly resonating with many. “I’m so lucky to live down the road from here – it’s the most amazing place,” gushed a local resident.

Another admirer shared: “The summer sunsets are pretty amazing there.”

Meanwhile, a third person enthused: “[It’s] the most beautiful beach I’ve ever been to.”

Nestled on Anglesey Island, just off the northwest coast of the mainland, the Blue Flag Beach is embraced by the stunning Neborough National Nature Reserve. There’s no need for a ferry; access is a breeze via the Britannia Bridge, which welcomes both pedestrians and vehicles.

Driving is advisable, given that the closest train stations, Bangor and Holyhead, are quite a distance away.

Parking comes at a fee, with one travel blog noting it’s £2 for the initial two hours and an additional 40p per subsequent 20 minutes, maxing out at £7 for a full day. Bear in mind, overnight parking is a no-go and spots fill up fast, especially in the peak of summer, so early birds definitely get the worm here.

Staying overnight in the area can be costly, but if you’re opting for a local holiday instead of jetting off abroad, it could still be a money-saving move. A weekend (August 2-4) stay at the opulent Tre-Ysgawen Hall and Spa, boasting a 16-metre pool, air-conditioned gym, sauna, steam room, whirlpool will cost you £366 – based on two people sharing one room.

Camping is a significantly cheaper alternative, starting at around £28 per night for two people in a small tent – provided you’re not deterred by the unpredictable Welsh weather.

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