MAPPED: Have YOU heard of the UK’s best SECRET beaches for 2017 summer holidays?

Express.co.uk has mapped the best secret beaches in the UK

Staycations are soaring in the UK for 2017 summer holidays and there are plenty of locations that are breathtaking enough to explain why. 

Britain boasts an incredible range of idyllic destinations to relax and unwind. 

There’s no setting quite as relaxing as sun, sand and sea, but the last thing you need is to fight the crowds once you’re there. 

Express.co.uk has mapped the best secret beaches in the UK, where you can soak up your summer holiday with a healthy dose of peace and quiet.

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Aberlady, Scotland

About 18 miles east of Edinburgh you’ll find a deserted coastline where beach reigns supreme. 

Often overlooked by tourists, Aberlady offers a stunning nature reserve, views of Arthur’s Seat and a submarine wreck perched on golden sands. 

It’s not just ideal in summer - thousands of pink-footed geese transform this quiet spot for a unique view through the autumn months.

Cattersty Sands, North Yorkshire

This charming bay in Skinningrove is the perfect place for a relaxing afternoon stroll.

Hidden behind high crags and grassy meadows, Cattersty Sands is set by crystal clear waters and an antiquated pier.

Botany Bay, Kent

Towering cliffs shield this

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