With endless sun and hot days approaching even faster, we all want nothing more than to enjoy some sun at the water's edge with family. Here are 15 great family-friendly beaches for everyone to enjoy by bike!
Camel Trail, Cornwall - This route will take you around 2 hours and is full of wildlife, so if nature is your thing then take your family on this beautiful route.
Causeway Coast Cycle Route, Co Antrim - If you’re looking for history then this is the place, you’ll pass the Giant’s Causeway on this path which is a Unesco World Heritage Site and an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Ayrshire Coast Cycleway - Scotland is an incredible place, full of so many gorgeous views and scenic surroundings, you won’t be short of some incredible cycling stories here!
The North Thanet Coast, Kent - Kent is a beautiful place, full of sandy beaches and chalk cliffs, why not take your family on a trip to Kent and explore all it has to offer.
Oban to Fort William, Inverness-shire - This route will require some cycling experience since it’ll take just over 5 hours, you could make a day of it and explore the countryside and coast at the same time.
South Coast Promenades, West Sussex - Stretching from Worthing to Brighton, you’ll be able to cycle along some traffic-free routes with your family this summer!
Swansea Bike Path - By taking this route you’ll pass a tramway, this was the first railway line to regularly carry passengers in the UK, making this the perfect place for some history lessons.
Felixstowe Beach Loop - Starting from Trimley St Martin, you’ll be able to see all that this beautiful beach has to offer on this gorgeous loop by the beach.
Severn Beach Loop - This loop holds some beautiful beaches and incredible views perfect for a family day out by the beach this summer!
Holkham Beach, North Norfolk - Taking around 3 hours, you’ll start in Holkham and finish in Wells-Next-The-Sea. Along the way, you’ll find breathtaking views and scenic routes.
Reivers Cycle Route - This route is 170 miles long. It's coast to coast and you'll be travelling through the skirts of the Lake District mountains. Be ready for a cycling adventure with this route!
Hadrian's Cycleway - This cycle route is 170 miles long. Try using road bikes for this bike ride since they're lightweight. You'll pass coastal views and plenty of Roman forts and ruins which you'll be able to explore.
Walney to Wear - This 151 mile long route will see you pass landscapes such as the Lake District and the North Pennines area! Don't forget to grab your water bottles for this long route.
Morecambe to Bridlington - This cycle route offers gorgeous scenery and incredible views. You'll pass plenty of history and travel through the red rose county of Lancashire and the White Rose county of Yorkshire.
Oban to Inverness - Here, you'll pass Ben Nevis, you'll then travel through Fort William, Fort Augustus and travel along the shore of Loch Ness. All of these are incredible points of scenery and history. Mountain bikes or gravel bikes are a great option here.
If you fancy a beach holiday this year in the UK then you’ve got no excuse to head off and enjoy some sun and sand this summer.