Watermouth Valley, Ilfracombe: Between Exmoor and Ilfracombe, on a cliff at the edge of Watermouth Cove, this site has amazing sea and sunset views from every pitch. Its sheltered private sandy beach has beautiful clear water. It's great for walking – the South West Coast Path runs through the site, and there's a pub round the corner.
Wild swimming in the UK: 10 top spots The secluded beauty of wild swimming in the UK makes for the perfect alfresco dip – and youre never too far away from great campsites, castles, gardens, pubs and restaurants either
St Bartholomew The Great - this is the [reverse side of the] Tudor gatehouse to the priory church, which leads onto West Smithfield. The stone arch is all that remains of the former entrance to the Western façade, destroyed in 1539 during the dissolution of the monasteries. The Tudor half-timber frame was added in 1559. If you do visit, Club Gascon/Cellar Gascon (food), are just through the arch & The Jerusalem Tavern & Ye Olde Mitre (drink) a short wander away. EC1, Barbican Tube.
Lantic Bay, Fowey, Cornwall, England. One of the best hidden beaches in England! To the west of wild Pencarrow Head, set just beneath the cliffs, walk down well made steps surrounded by wildflowers to discover two stunning beaches (Great Lantic and Little Lantic). At low tide there are lovely easy-access rock pools full of sea life and a good stretch of sand for playing on.