If you ever get the chance to visit the Isle of Wight, make sure you go to Freshwater Bay.
It's a tiny tiny beach, hidden in the cliffs which you can only see if you take the coast road.
Freshwater Bay is by far the nicest beach I think I've ever been on. There is hardly anyone around - just the few boat, odd surfer and couple of seagulls.
The whole place just has this awe about it. It's easy to stay here for hours.
I stood just beside the sea for over half an hour, on my own, just watching the tide move it's way in and out of the bay.
The water is clear, the sand is fine. Even if you just stop in for a flying visit, please just go there!