BRITAIN’S five best beaches have been revealed ahead of a scorching heatwave that will bake Britain.
The Met Office expects temperatures to climb to the mid-30s across much of England over the coming days.
So Brits are expected to flock to beaches up and down the country to cool down.
And just in time for the heat, The Sunday Times has revealed its top picks for its Best Beaches Guide – using factors such as cleanliness, water quality and access to toilets at play.
1. Sandhaven, South Shields
Sandhaven Beach in Tyne & Wear has topped this year’s list with reviewer Chris Haslam hailing saying it “ticked all the boxes”.
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The beach, which is roughly a mile long, grabbed the top spot because of the regular maintenance of its sand and facilities.
It also scooped marks for its efforts to preserve its Victorian heritage.
Nick Jones, who runs the not-for-profit South Shields Surf School on the beach, said: “Few people beyond South Shields know about Sandhaven, but those who use the beach are passionate about protecting it and proud to share it.”
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