WITH foreign travel still very much 'up in the air' many sun-seekers will now be opting for road trips to the coast. 

But, how many miles is it from some of the best beaches from Worcester and how long will it take you to get there? We've done the maths, so you don't have to.

1. Weston-super-Mare

This is the closest beach to us here in Worcester at just 80 miles away it will take you around 1 hour and 30 minutes to get to. 

Weston-super-Mare is a seaside resort, located on the Bristol Channel coast at the gateway to the South West of England and boasts one of the longest and naturally occurring beaches in the UK; it is a long, sandy beach that has a large tidal range.

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2. Berrow Beach, Burnham-on-Sea

This beach is also pretty close with the 90 mile trip expected to take just 1 hour and 40 minutes. 

Berrow South lies towards the southern end of Berrow Flats, a 6-mile stretch of sand and mudflats between Burnham-on-Sea and Brean Down. The beach here is flat and sandy, backed by dunes.

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3. Rhyl Beach, Wales

A trip to this beach will take 2 hours and 50 minutes and is 147 miles away from Worcester. 

The main beach at Rhyl is a vast expanse of sand stretching for around two miles from the Clwyd Estuary to Splash Point. Rhyl beach becomes even more enormous as the tide goes out, sometimes requiring a walk of nearly half a mile to dip your toes in the sea.

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4. Fistral Beach, Newquay

This hugely popular beach is 219 miles away from our faithful city and will take 3 hours and 40 minutes to get to so it may be worth booking a hotel for an over night stay.

As one of the world’s top surfing destinations, backed by high cliffs and sand dunes, Fistral is the playground for hundreds of enthusiasts who flock to the beach to get a fix of the big waves.

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5. Kilve Beach, Bridgwater

Located 106 miles away, this beach will take you just over two hours to reach. 

The beach of Kilve lies about halfway between Minehead and Bridgwater in the heart of the Quantocks. The shoreline is mostly rocky with plenty of rockpools to explore towards low tide. One of the best features of Kilve beach is the large grassy area behind the beach which is ideal for picnics.

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6. Durdle Door, Wareham 

A trip to Durdle Door will take 3 hours and 10 minutes and is 138 miles away. 

Durdle Door is a natural limestone arch on the Jurassic Coast near Lulworth in Dorset, England. The arch stands about 200 feet above sea level. Although privately owned by the Lulworth Estate, it is open to the public

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7. Great Yarmouth Beach

For those looking for a long drive Great Yarmouth is a great destination. It will take four hours to complete the 205 mile journey.

The Great Yarmouth coastline stretches along 15 miles of beautiful sandy beach, past sand dunes and seaside amusements, taking in donkey rides and bouncy castles from Winterton-on-Sea in the north to Hopton-on-Sea in the South.

The wide, clean, sandy beaches are some of the most beautiful stretches of beach in East Anglia, with miles of soft sand even at high tide.

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8. Holkham Beach, Norfolk

This beach is 172 miles away from Worcester and will take 3 hours and 40 minutes to reach.

The beach at Holkham is one of the most unspoilt and beautiful stretches of sand in the country. Behind the shoreline lies a semi-circular basin, which, at very high tides, rapidly fills to form a spectacular shallow lagoon. The actress Gwyneth Paltrow walked across Holkham sand at low tide during the closing scenes of the film ‘Shakespeare in Love’.

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9. Brighton Pier

Last but certainly not least is Brighton beach, located 181 miles from Worcester this trip will take you just over 3 hours.

One of the UK’s most famous beaches, Brighton Beach is a pebbly beach with certified Blue Flag waters a 4-mile promenade that buzzes with life in all seasons. It is known as London’s beach, even though it is 47 miles away. Unsurprisingly, it can get very crowded on Bank Holidays, but that’s all part of the appeal.

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