Get Some Sun (!) on Trip Advisor's Travelers' Choices of Best Beaches in the UK and Ireland ...

The beaches of the UK and Ireland are wonderful and they’re even better when bathed in the often too rare sunshine we crave. If you’re coming to the UK or Ireland this summer (or any time really), here are the favorite beaches of previous visitors.

1. Woolacombe Beach, Woolacombe, England

2. Weymouth Beach, Weymouth, England

3. Rhossili Bay, Rhossili, Wales

4. St. Brelade's Bay Beach, St. Brelade, Jersey

5. Porthminster Beach, St. Ives, England

6. Perranporth Beach, Perranporth, England

7. Fistral Beach, Newquay, England

8. Luskentyre, Isle of Harris, Scotland

9. Hengistbury Head, Bournemouth, England

10. Sandbanks, Poole, England

11. Filey Beach, Scarborough, England

12. Gorleston Beach, Gorleston-on-Sea, England

13. Nairn Beach, Nairn, Scotland

14. Barafundle Beach, Stackpole, Wales

15. Llangennith Beach, Swansea, Wales

16. Hunstanton Beach, Hunstanton, England

17. Saunton Sands Beach, Braunton, England

18. Mwnt Beach, Cardigan, Wales

19. Durness Beach, Durness, Scotland

20. Calgary Bay, Isle of Mull, Scotland

21. Bigbury-on-Sea Beach, Bigbury-on-Sea, England

22. Godrevy Head, Hayle, England

23. Shell Beach, Herm, Channel Islands

24. Camusdarach Beach, Arisaig, Scotland

25. Kiloran Beach, Isle of Colonsay, Scotland


1. Inchydoney Beach, Clonakilty

2. Derrynane Beach, Caherdaniel

3. Inch BEach, Inch

4. Lahinch Beach, Lahinch

5. Rossbeigh BEach, Glenbeigh

6. Curracloe BEach, Curracloe

7. Banna Strand, Tralee

8. Kilmurvey Beach, Inishmore

9. Salthill Beaches, Galway

10. Portmarnock Beach, Portmarnock

In some ways I'm quite glad my favorite UK beach (Kynance Cove in Cornwall) didn't make the list but it's a shame some of the Northern Ireland, Scilly Isles and Isle of Man beaches didn't get a mention.

Have you a favorite UK or Irish beach?