Best for beaches in the UK for beachcombing…
Just north of Whitby
Runswick was nominated for England’s best winter beach in the UK for beachcombing. Expect ancient fossils, lost jewellery and semi-precious stones from its crumbling cliffs.
Your nearby YHA: YHA Whitby
Amber, known as ‘Hastings firestorm amber’ because of its unique colour and characteristics, is often found in the shingle, especially after a storm. A top contender for the best winter beaches in the UK.
Your nearby YHA: YHA Brighton
Best for rock pooling…
Harkless Rocks, Northumberland
Bamburgh is regularly voted as one of the UK’s favourite views and is known to be one of the best winter beaches in the UK for rockpooling. It’s not hard to see why with it’s dramatically set castle and miles of unspoilt beach and enthralling rock pools.
Your nearby YHA: YHA Berwick
Best for cave exploring…
Seven Sisters Caves
This small network of caves between Botany Bay and Kingsgate Bay have links to notorious smuggler Joss Snelling. It’s a must-see for history lovers.
Your nearby YHA: YHA Canterbury