15 Best Beaches in the UK National Parks

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Is there any better way to spend a warm afternoon than at the beach? Keep in mind that a day at the beach isn't a privilege reserved solely for those living on the coast. There are beaches inland, too -- alongside rivers, streams and lakes. And perhaps it won't surprise you that the UK's national parks are home to some of the very best beaches - of all kinds.

We've put together a list of our favourite beaches across the 15 National Parks. Some look out over sea, some across a lake, and some are riverside, but all are lovely and serve as a reminder of just how incredible Britain's breathing spaces can be.