There’s no need to book flights and spend thousands of pounds to dip your toes in an Instagram-worthy white sandy beach in the Maldives.

Why? Because there’s one right here in the North East.

Bamburgh Beach has been named one of the UK’s whitest beaches to visit now the warmer months of the year have finally arrived – who needs Bora Bora?

It comes as Dog-Friendly Cottages revealed the top 10 whitest beaches (and this Northumberland coastal spot ranked in fourth place).

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The travel experts used Google satellite images and digital colour analysis which revealed Holkham Beach in Norfolk as the home of the UK’s whitest sand.

Why is Bamburgh Beach one of the best?

Dog-Friendly Cottages commented: “Bamburgh Castle Beach offers an idyllic setting for a long walk along the shore, although the water remains cool even in the height of summer.

“It’s still a popular place to splash around in though. Dogs are allowed on the beach year round with no restrictions.

“The beach sits in the shadow of Bamburgh Castle, which dominates the skyline behind the shore; the castle's oldest sections were erected in the 12th century and it is well worth a visit.”

The Northern Echo: Bamburgh Beach is also dog-friendlyBamburgh Beach is also dog-friendly (Image: Tripadvisor)

The UK’s 10 whitest sandy beaches

From Woolacombe Beach in Devon to Rhossili Bay in South Wales, here are the 10 dreamiest beaches you might want to check out this summer, according to Dog-Friendly Cottages.

  • Holkham Beach, Norfolk
  • Woolacombe Beach, Devon
  • Barafundle Bay, South Wales
  • Bamburgh Castle Beach, Northumberland
  • Tenby North Beach, South Wales
  • Porthcurno Beach, Cornwall
  • Camber Sands, Sussex
  • Rhossili Bay, South Wales
  • Fistral Beach, Devon
  • Bournemouth Beach, Bournemouth

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On Tripadvisor, this person left a review about Bamburgh saying: “Such a wonderful beach, even when you catch it on a not so sunny day.

“It is one of my favourite spots to visit, we decided to have a little trip out over the bank holiday weekend and despite the grey weather, it still takes your breath away.

“Beautiful white sands and dunes that stretch for miles, with the dramatics of Bambrugh Castle as a back drop, what’s not to love!”

Another added: “Absolutely stunning! Beautiful location. Huge beach, big skies and stunning castle. Sand dunes line the beach and golden sands await.”