For most people, the phrase ‘beach holiday’ tends to bring to mind a rather exotic location.
Usually, it evokes imagery of warm sands, crystal clear waters and probably a scattering of palm trees. But for those in the know, the beaches of Britain also prove to be just as idyllic.
Granted, the weather might only reach a mediocre 20 degrees and the seas will never warrant much need for snorkelling – but with unsung beauty and quintessentially British appeal, our coastlines are most definitely worth a visit.
If money’s been a bit tight of late, why not save money on flights abroad and consider some destinations a little closer to home? From romantic getaways to activity weekends, there’ll be a beach destination for you.
Here are a few of the most breath-taking in the UK…
In a county known for its beauty – and with three sides of it surrounded by water – it’s rather difficult to pick just one stretch of Cornish coastline. However, one of the best has got to be Porthkidney.
With its north facing and gloriously secluded location, this spot is conveniently placed just a few miles from the popular town of St. Ives.
If you’re looking for a romantic getaway, the quiet nooks and crannies of the Cornwall coast would be pure perfection.
With a similar sort of appeal to its neighbouring county, Devon is renowned for its sweeping, sandy beaches. Putsborough – located in North Devon – is undoubtedly one of the best in the entire region.
If you’re a keen surfer or a beginner wanting to learn, then the clean seas of Putsborough would be the perfect training ground.
Although beautiful any time of year, we’re inclined to recommend going during the summer to (hopefully) ensure you’ll be able to brave the water.
Priory Bay, Isle of Wight
If you’re looking to expand your exploration of the UK, why not try the Isle of Wight? A rather unsung holiday location, it comes highly recommended for its picturesque scenery and original appeal.
For a beach holiday with a bit of glamour, Priory Bay is a privately owned beach backing on to the hotel of the same name. Who says you need to go abroad to sample a bit of the high life?
Here you can sample champagne and oysters whilst looking out across the horizon… Perfect!
Whitstable West Beach, Kent
A town located on the coast of Kent, Whitstable evokes the quaint nature of the classic English seaside.
Charming huts line the pebbled beachfront and with a renowned oyster trade – fantastic fish and chip shops, pubs and popular cafés are scattered throughout the town.
If you’re looking to take your children on holiday, or don’t want to travel too far away from the Capital: the garden of England provides the perfect escape.
Little Haven, Pembrokeshire
A place so renowned for its natural beauty that it has its own National Park, Pembrokeshire is one of the UK’s must-see locations.
Home to endless beaches that would be well worth a trip, if we must narrow it down, Little Haven comes out on top.
Although a small location, the quaint and quiet charm of this Welsh fishing village is what gives it its appeal; with just a handful of local pubs and not much else, it’s the place to head to for some real relaxation and reflection.
The next time you’re thinking of booking two weeks on a beach, why not choose one of our very own? With many websites offering great deals on travel, the chances are, you won’t regret it.
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