UK seaside breaks
Sandy or stony? Funfairs or pirate caves? There’s so much to discover on a British seaside break
We Brits don’t need the sun to have fun! After a great night’s sleep, you’re ready for anything and nothing beats a blustery walk along the beach to blow away those cobwebs.
Wrap up warm, there’s a beach out there perfect for a spot of kite flying, digging and exploring. And a fish and chip supper waiting for you at the end of a perfect day...
Be inspired by the beauty of the Atlantic Ocean and the rugged coastline of Cornwall’s most famous beach, Watergate Bay. It’s a spectacular beach, loved by surfers and outdoor sports fans, and there are lots of caves and rock pools to explore. It’s home to Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant and The Phoenix Inn, and it’s perfectly located for exploring other parts of Cornwall too.
Great for families, South Sands has a large sandy beach and lots for the kids to do. Take a stroll round the working harbour, and find your sea legs with a boat trip. In summer, see the Spa Orchestra to the south of the beach, and to the north, find amusement arcades and stalls selling cockles, rock and fudge.
With seven miles of glorious beaches and 2000 acres of gardens and parkland, Bournemouth is a nature-lover’s paradise. There’s a cool vintage shopping scene, as well as the high-street regulars. And there’s plenty of culture and history too. From castles to stately homes, Bournemouth and the surrounding areas have it all.
Probably the most well-known British seaside resort, Blackpool has something for everyone. Take a trip up the 158m Blackpool Tower, ride the UK’s tallest rollercoaster at the Pleasure Beach, or stroll the newly renovated South Promenade. And if you visit in autumn, be wowed by the famous illuminations—the whole six miles of them!
See the iconic white cliffs. Relax on a sandy beach. Take in some history at Dover Castle. Dover and the surrounding areas are brimming with things to do. Visit Deal’s award-winning high street, maze-like smugglers' lanes and independent shops. And marvel at the medieval architecture and half-timbered houses in Sandwich.
Take in the stunning white cliffs and unusual chalk stacks. Hunt for fossils. Explore rock pools. Botany Bay is beautiful, secluded and safe for swimming. It has a Blue Flag Award, and there are cycle and walking tracks along the coast too. Explore nearby Broadstairs, where you’ll find independent shops, beach cafes and restaurants.
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Theme parks, zoos, aquariums and outdoor fun… there’s so much to do on a family break in the UK. And with a Premier Inn not far away, your getaway won’t break the bank either. Take a look at our top break ideas and be inspired for your next trip away with the kids.
Beaches, cities, spas, countryside... Britain has it all. So instead of heading abroad, why not take a short break in the UK? From London theatre breaks to shopping in Edinburgh, or walking in the Peak District, our getaway ideas cover all bases.