UK beaches, golf breaks and coves that beat any trip to amber listed Portugal

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Hopes for a foreign getaway were have once again been dashed as more countries were added to the amber list.

The news of Portugal's inclusion was extremely disappointing for many, but it doesn’t mean we have to miss out on a summer holiday altogether.

Our sister website 2chill reports that we have got some pretty stunning locations right here in the UK – some that might even rival it as a location

So if you’re suddenly left with holiday plans that have been cancelled, here are some British destinations that are well worth a visit.

If stretches of sandy beach, crystal-clear waters and secluded coves are what you’re after, it’s not surprising that you were considering Portugal. It’s famous for its beautiful beaches.

You just can’t beat a holiday by the sea with days spent relaxing on the sand. And while we cannot guarantee the weather, we do have some beautiful beaches of our own.

2chill says there are some locations you just wouldn’t believe were actually in this country, like Porthcurno in Cornwall.

There’s soft white sand and turquoise waters and you’ve even got the Minack Theatre – a cliff-edge, open-air theatre with spectacular views over sea.

For those who like to spend their holidays on the golf course, Portugal has always been a popular destination, and it’s not hard to see why, it’s previously been rated highly in the World Golf Awards.

But so have many places right here in the UK. In fact, the World’s Best Golf Hotel for 2020 was actually The Belfry near Birmingham.

With Lagos in the Algarve, and Peniche in Oeste, providing a setting for those who like to catch a few waves, we’ve got some destinations here in the UK that are also extremely popular with surfers.

Of course, the obvious choice would be Cornwall with surfing hotspots including Fistral Beach Newquay and Polzeath Beach in Padstow, but the South West is not the only part of our country with some impressive waves.

The luxurious hotel has hosted the Ryder Cup four times – more than any other venue in the world.

And it doesn't just have one course…it has three.

Wales is well worth a visit with Llangennith, Newgale and Porth Neigwl being just some of the popular surfing beaches.

Port is one of Portugal’s finest culinary exports, along with piri piri chicken.

The country also boasts some beautiful cities littered with port houses.

Porto is a coastal city in the northwest of the country famous for its long heritage of port production, but you don’t need to hop on a plane to sample some delicious wine.

But we’ve got some fantastic vineyards in this country too.

Award-winning British wine has been making a name for itself over the last few years.

One of England’s oldest and largest vineyards is the Three Choirs Vineyard in Gloucester.

Located in the Cotswolds, the 75-year-old winery is open all year round and offers tours and tastings, as well as having its own accommodations and brasserie.

There’s no denying that Lisbon is an absolutely beautiful city – its rich history and its ornate architecture is displayed on every turn.

We have history, architecture and cobblestone streets here too.

A city break to Bath could be just what you’re looking for. The largest city in the county of Somerset, Bath is steeped in history, including its iconic Roman baths.

Visit the shops, cafes and restaurants inside Pulteney Bridge, take a boat ride on the River Avon or walk around the Royal Crescent.

You can even learn about this great city with a trip to one of its many museums, including the Museum of Bath Architectures.

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