The 10 British beaches with sand so magnificent that you could think you are abroad
Parkdean Resorts compared the color of sand on UK beaches to almost identical ones around the world
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The pandemic has derailed thousands of family vacation plans abroad, with many opting to stay in the UK instead.
But even if restrictions are lifted and more countries are added to the Green and Orange List, jet-setters could have an incentive to stay in the UK and explore UK beaches.
In fact, their Instagram followers would barely be able to tell the difference, with Resorts in Parkdean Sifting through the shores to match the sand tones of the UK with tropical beaches around the world.
The vacation company has revealed the destinations it says will compare to that same vacation feeling without having to travel halfway around the world.
Here are 10 beaches that might fool your Instagram followers when you were abroad.
Kynance Cove, Cornwall and Hyams Beach, Australia
The icy sands of Kynance Cove in Cornwall are a perfect match for Hyams Beach, which is miles off the Australian coast.
For those looking for crystal clear waters paired with pristine white sands, why not visit the nearest alternative to Kynance Cove this summer.
Boasting a fantastic coastline and incredible wildlife, Kynance Cove is a must-see for a family vacation.
Appletree Bay, Isle of Scilly and Cala Goloritzé, Italy
Appletree Bay on the Isle of Scilly lies just off the Cornish coast, mirroring the iridescent waters and crisp white sands of Cala Goloritzé beach in Italy.
This perfect harmony of sand tones will help to create these holiday moods.
Bournemouth Beach and Navagio Beach, Greece
The sand tone of UK beloved Bournemouth Beach is almost identical to picturesque Navagio Beach, just off the coast of Zakynthos in Greece.
A great, closer alternative for those who don’t want to venture to the other end of Europe for some well-deserved relaxation.
West Wittering, West Sussex and Maenam Beach, Thailand
West Wittering has warm toned sand to give you that quiet vacation feeling, and is actually a sand sister to Maenam Beach in Thailand.
Fistral Beach, Cornwall and Kelingking Beach, Bali
Fistral Beach is known as the home of surfing, this family-friendly beach has the same tone of creamy sand as Kelingking Beach in Bali.
Although Bali can have a tropical climate, Fistral Beach has the fun and lively atmosphere that so many Brits are looking for this summer.
Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland and Baia Do Sancho, Brazil
The exquisite shores of Baia Do Sancho, located on the coast of Brazil, share the same shade of camel-colored sand as a beach a little closer to home at Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland.
Blackpool Sands, Devon and La Concha, Spain
Blackpool Sands, which despite its name is actually in Devon, shares the same peachy sand tone as La Concha beach in Spain.
For those looking for the exciting atmosphere of a vacation abroad but don’t want the hassle of travel, Blackpool Sands is a perfect alternative with the ability to rent kayaks, paddleboards and wetsuits on the beach.
Watergate Bay, Cornwall and Tunnels Beach, Hawaii
Watergate Bay has the same gorgeous tone of golden sand as Tunnels Beach in Hawaii.
With waves coming in from the Atlantic, Watergate Bay is the perfect place for surfers or active families looking for an invigorating vacation.
Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire and Rockaway Beach, California
The deep earthy notes of this sandy tone are shared by Rockaway Beach in California and Cleethorpes in North East Lincolnshire.
If you fancy a relaxing break but don’t want to take out the passports, Cleethorpes is a great place to relax with the family and enjoy the scenic coastline.
Durdle Door, Dorset and Walvis Bay, Namibia
The sumptuous golden sands of Walvis Bay in Namibia are imitated on Durdle Door Beach.
Ice-white cliffs contrasting with the warm tone of the sand create breathtaking views, so for those yearning for breathtaking views, look no further.