By Jo.Page

Norfolk’s beaches: the best in Britain?

Along the often deserted coast of North Norfolk are some of Britain’s best biggest and most beautiful sandy beaches, punctuated by pretty fishing villages, nature reserves and some excellent hotels

The quiet side of the Ile de Ré

Dune-backed beaches, chic shops, cycle paths and perhaps a glimpse of Johnny Depp... the Ile de Ré is one of France’s most alluring holiday islands - but pick your base carefully in high season

The secret side of the Isle of Wight

Most visitors to the Isle of Wight flock to the resorts of the east - but the high cliffs, quiet harbours and tremendous beaches of the west are just as beautiful. Here’s what to do, and where to stay