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Britain's best Bank Holiday beaches (just in case it doesn't rain)


With the weather man trying to beat the hose pipe-ban with admirable belligerence, you're unlikely to find yourself basking on warm sands this Bank Holiday weekend.

But we're hoping to will a bit of sunshine into existence by looking at the best British beaches you could spend next Monday relaxing on if the rain goes away.

Whether it's the beach huts of Southwold, the amusements of Blackpool or the sharp stones of Brighton, Britain has plenty of beach culture to choose from.

Let's get our swimsuits, deck chairs and knotted hankies at the ready - and pray for the weather.

Click here or on "View Gallery" for Britain's best beaches in pictures