Beaches near Reading that are perfect for a bracing winter walk

Beaches near Reading that are perfect for a bracing winter walk

Whilst it might be cold outside, nothing quite beats walk by the sea with the family.

There are some great crisp winter walks people living in Reading can enjoy that are less than two hours’ drive away.

From hot beach destination Brighton to the hidden gem of Calshot beach, there is an array of walks to by the sea to enjoy.

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At each location, there are also plenty of places to grab some food after your walk – after all, it’s hungry work.

Here are a list of some of the beaches you might want to check out this winter.

Brighton, East Sussex

This popular destination is just under two hours drive from Reading, and is known for its pebbly beach.

It buzzes with life all year round so is perfect for a crisp winter walk – especially as it has a four mile promenade.

There’s also a Victorian pier and a traditional fairground with cafes, restaurants and fish and chips aplenty.

After your walk, you can even take a wander around the world’s oldest aquarium.

At Brighton Aquarium you can lay your eyes on everything from colorful clownfish, magical seahorses, and captivating jellyfish.

Calshot Beach

This little gem is hidden on the Hampshire coast, and is the perfect spot as it’s away from the hustle and bustle of busy crowds at hotspot beaches like Brighton.

With just an hour and a half journey from Reading, Calshot beach offers jaw dropping views of the Solent, Southampton and the Isle of Wight.

There’s also a quaint 16th Century Castle built by Henry VIII to see.

The beach also provides one of the UK’s biggest outdoor and water sports centers, allowing people to submerge themselves into a day of windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing and even climbing.

Sandbanks beach, Poole, Dorset

A great spot to ditch your shoes and go for a winter walk with sand between your feet is Sandbanks beach.

Located in Dorset, Sandbanks is a small peninsula crossing the mouth of Poole Harbor.

With it’s fine golden sand and sparkling clean waters, it’s the perfect family affair at the seaside.

There’s also a children’s play area with climbing, swings, sand diggers and a sensory play area to keep the little ones busy.

Once you’ve finished your walk there are plenty of cafes and even a mini road train to visit.

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