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10 stunning UK beaches that can fool people into thinking you’re abroad

Last year, the pandemic destroyed many families holiday plans abroad.

Holidaymakers chose to stay in the UK for their 2021 holiday, as international travel restrictions continue to put international travel at risk.

Even now as restrictions are lifting and more countries are being placed on the green and amber list, Brits can be convinced to stay in the UK and explore Britain’s beaches.

There are many beautiful beaches in the UK that can be mistaken for luxury destinations like Thailand or Bali.

Parkdean Resorts is able to make Instagram users believe that the UK’s beaches are nearly identical to the rest of the world.

Parkdean Resorts revealed which destinations it believes will provide the same holiday experience without having to travel halfway across the globe.

Here are 10 beaches that will make your Instagram followers believe you are abroad.

Kynance Cove, Cornwall and Hyams Beach, Australia



Kynance Cove, Cornwall and Hyams Beach, Australia
Kynance Cove, Cornwall and Hyams Beach, Australia

Kynance Cove’s icy sand in Cornwall is a perfect sand tone match to Hyams Beach located miles away on the Australian coast.

Kynance Cove, which is closer to Hyams Beach, has crystal-clear waters and pristine white sand.

Kynance cove is a wonderful spot for family getaways. It boasts a stunning coastline and incredible wildlife.

Appletree Bay, Isle of Scilly and Cala Goloritzé, Italy



Appletree Bay, Isle of Scilly and Cala Goloritzé, Italy
Appletree Bay, Isle of Scilly and Cala Goloritzé, Italy

Appletree Bay in the Isle of Scilly sits just off the coast of Cornwall, mirroring the iridescent waters and impeccable white sands of Cala Goloritzé beach in Italy.

This perfect sand match is sure to bring you holiday vibes.

Bournemouth beach and Navagio Beach, Greece



Bournemouth beach and Navagio Beach, Greece
Bournemouth beach and Navagio Beach, Greece

The UK’s beloved Bournemouth beach sand tone is a near identical match to the picturesque beach of Navagio just off the coast of Zakynthos in Greece.

It is an excellent alternative to those who do not want to travel across Europe to unwind.

West Wittering, West Sussex and Maenam Beach, Thailand



West Wittering, West Sussex and Maenam Beach, Thailand
West Wittering, West Sussex and Maenam Beach, Thailand

West Wittering possesses warm toned sand to give you that tranquil holiday feeling, and is in fact a sand tone sister to Maenam Beach in Thailand.

Fistral Beach, Cornwall and Kelingking Beach, Bali



Fistral Beach, Cornwall and Kelingking Beach, Bali
Fistral Beach, Cornwall and Kelingking Beach, Bali

Fistral Beach is known as the home of surfing, this family friendly beach has the same creamy sand tone as Kelingking Beach located in Bali.

Fistral Beach, despite being tropical in nature, has the lively and fun atmosphere many Brits want this summer.

Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland and Baia Do Sancho, Brazil



Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland and Baia Do Sancho, Brazil
Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland and Baia Do Sancho, Brazil

The exquisite shores of Baia Do Sancho, located on the coast of Brazil share the same camel coloured sand shade as a beach a little closer to home, at Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland.

Blackpool Sands, Devon and La Concha, Spain



Blackpool Sands, Devon and La Concha, Spain
Blackpool Sands, Devon and La Concha, Spain

Blackpool Sands, which despite the name is actually in Devon, shares the same peachy sand tone as La Concha beach located in Spain.

For those looking for the exciting atmosphere of a holiday abroad but don’t want the hassle of travelling, Blackpool Sands is a perfect alternative with the option to hire out kayak, paddle boards and wetsuits right on the beach.

Watergate Bay, Cornwall and Tunnels Beach, Hawaii



Watergate Bay, Cornwall and Tunnels Beach, Hawaii
Watergate Bay, Cornwall and Tunnels Beach, Hawaii

Watergate Bay boasts the same gorgeous golden sand tone as Tunnels Beach in Hawaii.

Watergate Bay, with its waves coming in from the Atlantic is the ideal place for surfers and active families looking to have a rejuvenating staycation.

Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire and Rockaway Beach, California



Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire and Rockaway Beach, California
Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire and Rockaway Beach, California

The deep earthy notes of this sand tone are shared by Rockaway Beach in California and Cleethorpes in North East Lincolnshire.

If you are longing for a relaxing break but don’t want to get the passports out then Cleethorpes is a great place to relax with the family and enjoy the picturesque coastline.

Durdle Door, Dorset and Walvis Bay, Namibia



Durdle Door, Dorset and Walvis Bay, Namibia
Durdle Door, Dorset and Walvis Bay, Namibia

The opulent golden sands of Walvis Bay Namibia are mimicked on the beach of Durdle Door.

You will find breathtaking views from the contrast of the warm sand and the icy white cliffs.

10 stunning UK beaches that can fool people into thinking you're abroad
Anurag Reddy
I'm a 29-year-old travel enthusiast, travel and nature photographer, Computer Science graduate, and Mass Communication student. I have seen different shades of life through traveling and lived different lives through reading. With every word I write, I travel within, and I understand myself better. Writing helps me discover myself, and that paved roads for me to choose writing as a profession.
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