The Times’ best beach that is within a two hour drive from Sheffield as UK braces for another heatwave

If you need to quickly get away from Sheffield while the sun is shining, worry not - there’s a place you can go.
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The Times has recently released a list of its best 50 British beaches - and one of them is less than a two hour drive away from Sheffield.

According to Google Maps, Redcar Coatham is just under two hours away from Sheffield if you’re travelling by car. It’ll take you one hour and 58 minutes to get there via the M1 motorway.

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Unfortunately, it is the only beach that’s less than a two hour drive away from Sheffield, according to Google Maps but Redcar Coatham didn’t make The Times’ list for no reason - let’s take a look at why it did.

Why did Redcar Coatham make The Times’ list?

Located in North Yorkshire, Coatham is an historical part of Redcar that dates back to the 12th century. This is reflected in its architecture, a lot of which is well over 100 years old.

Coatham’s pier also has historical value. It has been a tourist attraction since 1870, going through several refurbishments and repackagings since then.

There’s plenty of amenities dotted around, including cafes and pubs. As well as this, you can also hire a boat and go sea fishing.

Which beach topped the list in Britain?

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The overall winner of The Times’ top 50 beaches was Sandhaven in South Shields.

With a sandy beach that spans a mile across, it’s a pleasant day out for anyone looking for a quick seaside getaway.

It’s not too far away from Sheffield, either - according to Google Maps, a car journey there will take you two hours and 29 minutes.

Subheading: Which other beaches are close to Sheffield?

Redcar Coatham isn’t the only beach that’s close to Sheffield. Cleethorpes, for example, is only one hour and 33 minutes away by car. However, it failed to make The Times’ list of Britain’s 50 best beaches.

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Blackpool did make The Times’ list, but it will take you longer to get there - according to Google Maps, a trip by car from Sheffield to Blackpool clocks in at two hours and 12 minutes.

What will the weather be like in Sheffield this week?

According to the Met Office, temperatures will once again reach blistering highs this week in Sheffield.

Friday and Sunday are both set to have a maximum temperature of 30.C, while Saturday will climb to 29.C at its apex. Each of these three days will have high UV levels, also.

Therefore, there seems like no better time to get away for the weekend and enjoy some time at the beach.