1. Llangrannog, Wales
Tucked away some seven miles south of New Quay in mid-Wales, this quaint coastal village has a population of less than a thousand – but its two, unspoilt sandy beaches, looking out over Cardigan Bay, have been attracting cove explorers for hundreds of years.
The likes of famous classical music composer Edward Elgar and poet Dylan Thomas have all spent time gazing out to sea and reflecting from the spectacular Ceredigion coastline – and if it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for us.
Looking for somewhere to stay? Try the Pentre Arms.