i'm hankering after a little bit of lying on sand and paddling in the waters.
please recommend a beach based on the following criteria:
cheapness to get to from london (leyton, since you ask)
quickness to get to from london
safeness to swim in.
picturesqueness is a bonus. dont care about nice sand, but i do want to be able to gaze out to water as far as the eye can see
brighton is the beach to beat. ta.