Rest and sleep plays such a massive part of our physical and mental well-being, that's why at Rest Assured we're always looking at different ways we can sleep, rest and play.

In this post we're focusing on one of the most relaxing British pastimes: holiday walks along the beach.

For such a little Island, Britain makes some big boasts when it comes to the splendour of its striking coastlines.

From the wilds of Northumberland to the glittering retreats of the world-famous Porthcurno beach, locals and visitors alike are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing quick weekend getaways to our beautiful coastlines.

Here are 5 British coastlines to fall in love with, though the list may as well stretch as far as 50. Let us know in the comment section below which UK coastline you’ve fallen in love with and why.

Bamburgh Beach, Northumberland

Let’s start our trip with a quick visit to Northumberland, in the North East of England.

Bamburgh Beach is more known for its Norman castle and brooding backdrops than its scorching weather and appetite for beach volleyball. Its wild and fascinating history stretches back over 1500 years, and was destroyed by the tempestuous Vikings before being restored by the Normans, retaining its pensive qualities today.

Bamburgh Beach will offer you brisk climates perfect for an Autumn-morning walk in surroundings enriched with drama and history. On a clear-day, you’ll catch a glimpse of the Holy Island of Lindisfarne - famous again for its castles, history and heritage.

Rhossili Bay Beach, Wales

Wales, famous for its winding valleys and majestic mountains, is home to its fair share of beautiful beaches too, which takes is us to the rapids of Rhossili Bay, voted Wales’ Best Beach in 2018.

While the brutish waves provide the perfect base for water sports enthusiasts, the clear, sweeping view of the coast - particularly on a sunny day - makes for the perfect picnic spot too.

Stretching three miles, Rhossili Beach is the ideal location for leisurely saunters by the shore. Remember to bring your four-legged pal too, as The Times voted Rhossili the UK’s ‘No.1 dog-friendly beach’.

Kildonan Beach, Isle of Arran

The Isle of Arran is home to miles-upon-miles of atmospheric backdrops and an eclectic array of stunning coastal pathways, looming mountains and quaint lochs.

The seventh largest Scottish island, the Isle of Arran is too enriched with natural beauty for a fleeting day visit.

Make sure to check-out Kildonan, which is considered one of the most aesthetically-pleasing beaches on the island. Home to shimmering silver sands, lazing seals and rock pools, Kildonan is perfect for a family getaway over a long-weekend.

Porthcurno, Cornwall

Now for a visit to the South of England in Cornwall, where lies the resplendent paradise of Porthcurno.

The soft white sand is offset by a sea gilded with a touch of turquoise and plenty of areas perfect for paddling, dining, fishing and walking.

Make sure to drop-by the world famous Minack outdoor theatre that sits atop striking cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, where you can enjoy a show set against a stunning backdrop on a cosy midsummer’s evening.

Studland Bay, Dorset

Studland Bay is an activity haven with plenty to see and do across its 4 miles of beautiful beaches.

During the summer you can partake in a host of watersports, from kayaking to paddle boarding, with taster sessions available for beginners. Studland Bay is also home to all six of Britain’s native reptile species, with a discovery trail tracking the habitat of these rare reptilians.

It’s not just all about wave-riding and reptile-spotting. Studland Bay is equally welcoming for those who prefer chilled surroundings, with its spectacular beach providing views you can simply sit-back and admire.