15 dreamy photos of royals enjoying a day at the beach

Since the UK is having one of the hottest summers ever, there is almost no reason to leave the country in search of warmer weather.

As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge did last month when they shared a photo of Prince George at a nearby beach to celebrate his ninth birthday, many families are choosing to stay at home instead of traveling.

While the location of the Cambridge family’s vacation is unknown, William and Kate have previously taken George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis to Cornwall’s Isles of Scilly.

Check out some of our favorite images of royals having fun at the beach.


Prince George



In July 2022, on the occasion of his ninth birthday, Kate captured this exquisite close-up image of her firstborn taking in a day at a nearby UK beach.


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge



We wish we were present! During their 2022 Platinum Jubilee tour of Belize, William and Kate appeared to be having a blast as they headed to the beach after a Garifuna Festival.


The Duke and Duchess of Sussex



During their October 2018 royal tour of Australia, Harry and Meghan took off their shoes to practice yoga on Bondi Beach. The newlyweds made their first child’s impending arrival known at the start of their international trip.


Princess Diana



When visiting Necker Island with her sons Prince William (shown) and Prince Harry in 1990, Princess Diana looked effortlessly chic in a leopard print beach dress.


The Duchess of Cornwall


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In 2018, Camilla spent a day on the Isle of Wight with Dame Judi Dench. On the exclusive beach of Queen Victoria, close to Osborne House, the pair is captured on camera.


The Duke of Sussex



Throughout an official visit in 2016, Prince Harry stopped by the Nevis turtle conservation project on Lover’s Beach. After the journey, the Prince reportedly flew to Toronto to visit his then-girlfriend Meghan.


The Duchess of Cambridge



During the royal tour of Australia in 2014, Kate dazzled everyone by running along Manly Beach in Sydney while wearing a pair of towering wedge heels. In a white Broderie Anglaise dress created by local designer Zimmermann, the Duchess kept cool in the heat.


Prince Charles



And now for a look back at Kate’s father-in-law Prince Charles, who was captured in 1985 running on the beach while wearing swim trunks!


The Duke and Duchess of Sussex



When the Sussexes visited South Melbourne Beach during their 2018 royal tour of Australia, they were greeted by crowds. The couple participated in a beach clean-up, working alongside local schoolchildren and the president of BeachPatrol to remove trash from the shores.


The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall



During their tour of Devon and Cornwall in July 2021, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall stopped by the breathtaking Porthcressa Beach in St. Mary’s on the Isles of Scilly.


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge


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During their brief visit to Scotland in May 2021, William and Kate participated in a land yachting session on the lovely West Sands beach in St. Andrews. The couple has fond memories of St Andrews because it was there that they first met 20 years ago while attending university.


Lord Snowdon and Princess Margaret



In 1967, Princess Magaret and Lord Snowdon were photographed in the Bahamas.


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge



In 2016, William and Kate took a brief trip to Cornwall, where they learned about The Wave Project at Towan Beach. During their journey, the couple enjoyed a romantic evening at the picturesque Restormel Manor, a 500-year-old historic home in Lostwithiel.


The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall



During a royal tour of Grenada in 2019, Charles and Camilla enjoyed a stroll along the beach that made us wish we were there. Camilla was content to feel the sand between her toes while Charles continued to wear his brogues.


The Queen Mother



We adore this picture of the Queen Mother strolling along a Norfolk beach in 1982 with one of her pet corgis.

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