As staycations see a surge in popularity, more and more people are visiting some of the great beaches the UK has to offer instead of jetting off overseas on their summer holidays.

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Thanks to various shows on the small screen, rural Britain has been getting some extra love lately with cult followers of Game Of Thrones keen to explore, viewers eager to find out where in the country they'll find the beautiful locations behind drama Broadchurch, and of course, Poldark fans flocking to Cornwall.

Now, we've decided to shine spotlight on some of the best gems you'll find on the British seafront.

From John O'Groats to Lands End, this little island has plenty of coastline and many beautiful beaches just waiting to be explored; enough in fact to make you reconsider your next foreign holiday.

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If you know where to look, the beaches all over the UK could readily compete with the likes of the Californian coasts, or the summer scenes we're used to seeing on the shores of the Mediterranean. All we need now is the scorching summer weather - fingers crossed.

Do you fancy yourself as a connoisseur of the coast? Find out how well you really know your British beaches. Try our quiz below, test your knowledge and maybe the pictures of some glorious beaches dotted up and down the UK will even inspire your next staycation.

Be sure to let us know how you did in the Comments section too.

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Where are your favourite beautiful British beaches? Let us know in the Comments section below.