Summer is just around the corner.
This week is set to be a scorcher in the south of England, with temperatures reaching 25C and sunny spells to rival some Mediterranean resorts.
While the capital’s parks and green spaces come alive during sunny weather, sunshine means one thing: it’s the perfect time to escape and head out to a sandy beach.
Thankfully, London is excellently connected to some of the best coastlines in the country, and you're always only an hour or two away from rolling sand dunes, paddling and copious amounts of ice cream.
Thinking of taking a day trip? From Hastings to Whistable, we’ve done the hard yards for you, rounding up the best seaside spots to take a dip in this weekend when temperatures rise - whether you’re looking for a family day out or a romantic stroll on the shore.
So if city life is getting you down, pack a towel, a beach ball and grab some factor 50 because you don’t have to wander far from the big smoke to find an idyllic slice of paradise - click through our gallery and get a load of these sandy sanctuaries.
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