Coastal breaks

There’s nothing more refreshing than a seaside getaway in the UK. There’s so much to explore along our beautiful coasts - from the amusement-lined promenades and vibrant seafronts of family resorts to the peace and tranquillity of picturesque fishing villages. From Cornwall to Blackpool, to great coastal walks, there’s something for everyone on a beach break in the UK. Soak up every last ray and savour every last chip by the seaside this summer, what will you do?

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Best seafront hotels

Skegness

Skegness is a seaside town in Lincolnshire and was the site of the first Butlin's holiday resort - opened in 1936. It boasts a long sandy beach with donkey rides and Skegness Pier is great tourist attractions.

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Torquay

Torquay is is nicknamed the English Riviera and is a seaside resort town in Devon, known for beautiful beaches such as Babbacombe and Oddicombe.

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Paignton

Paignton is two miles along the coast from Torquay and a five mile coastal walk from Brixham. Together with Torquay and Brixham it forms the borough of Torbay and forms part of the English Riviera.

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Newquay

Enjoy the UK’s surfing capital and take in picturesque seaside views with a seaside break in Newquay. From surfing championships on Fistral Beach to family breaks at Newquay Zoo, Newquay’s perfect for a seaside getaway.

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Great Yarmouth

Buckets and spades at the ready – it’s time to head to Great Yarmouth, where you’re just a short drive from the beach. This lively town has something for everyone – whether you want to get wild at the eclectic Hippodrome circus or tee off at Pirates Cove Golf. With miles and miles of powder soft sand, donkey rides, buzzing arcades and all the candy floss the kids can possibly dream of, it’s an eternal family favourite.

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Clacton-on-Sea

Clacton-on-Sea is a classic family favourite – a lovely stretch of golden sand jam-packed with things to do. Explore the famous pier, try your luck on the slot machines or see what you reel in while sea fishing - there’s plenty of seaside fun to be had, day or night. The kids will also love the unusual Clacton Zoo - set in a 200 year old Martello tower, it’s home to lots of cuddly animals from around the world. 

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Best south coast hotels

Bournemouth

Beautiful Bournemouth is one of the UK’s all-time favourites, thanks to its miles of sandy beaches, buzzing nightlife and gloriously green gardens. Our Bournemouth Central hotel is just moments from the golden sand and sparkling sea, so grab your swim stuff and make a dash for the water. If making a splash isn’t your thing, try your hand at fossil-hunting – you never know what you’ll uncover along the Jurassic coast.

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Poole

With scenic countryside and all the wonders of the Jurassic Coast, Poole is a fantastic place to visit in Dorset. Take a stroll down one of Poole’s many fantastic beaches or take the ferry to nearby Brownsea Island, a National Trust site full of fun things to do.

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Weymouth

Weymouth is packed with rich history and folklore just waiting to be discovered. Explore the town’s 17th-century harbour, sample its Georgian heritage and take in the spectacular views across the bay – it’s sure to be a new favourite. While you’re in Dorset, Nothe Fort is a must-see, too - it’s a labyrinth of mysterious passageways with stunning views of the Jurassic Coast.

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Christchurch

Christchurch has sprawling sandy beaches, majestic cliff-top castles and miles of bike and hiking trails. If you’re looking for a fantastic seaside trip on the south coast, you’ll find everything you’re looking for in Christchurch.

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Brighton

One of the most famous seaside cities in the UK, Brighton is the perfect mix of scenic seaside views and lively nightlife. With lots of fun attractions on historic Brighton pier, Brighton is perfect for an exciting weekend on the coast.

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Worthing

Wake up to stunning sea views right on your doorstep at Worthing – the perfect West Sussex getaway. With five glorious miles of coastline to take in, head for the water and absorb the tranquillity or get a taste of local history at the magnificent Castle Goring. Look a little further afield and you’ll find lush green countryside, historic country houses and lots of beautiful parks to explore, too.

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Best coastal hotels for families

Blackpool

Dazzling Blackpool Beach is all things fun and fabulous – from the pulse-racing thrills of Pleasure Beach to the glittering Golden Mile. Head to Blackpool Zoo to make some new furry friends, from tiny pygmy marmosets to African lions. And of course, Blackpool’s got some lovely sandy beaches, too – the perfect place to wander after a fun-filled day.

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Weston-super-Mare

Home to the Grand Pier, the Helicopter Museum and some brilliant sandy beaches, Weston-super-Mare is perfect for family coastal breaks along the Severn coast.

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Southend-on-Sea

Perfect for a traditional seaside break, Southend-on-Sea has miles of beaches, tons of rides and attractions on the iconic Southend Pier and plenty to do in town.

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Great Premier Inn coastal hotels

Portsmouth

Portsmouth is almost as famous for its history as it is for its majestic beaches. Portsmouth is the birthplace of authors like Charles Dickens and Rudyard Kipling, and has museums dedicated to D-Day and other historic landmarks. Southsea Beach is perfect for sunny days out and Clarence Pier is one of the largest amusement parks on the south coast.

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Eastbourne

Indulge in some good old-fashioned Victorian fun with a break in elegant Eastbourne. Take a donkey ride along the beach, explore the original Victorian pier or catch a Punch and Judy show – then polish off some scrumptious fish and chips. While you’re in town, you could even explore the West Sussex countryside - head on up to Arundel Castle for the prettiest views.

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Exmouth

There’s sea, surf and sports right outside our Exmouth Seafront hotel – watersports, that is. Ride the waves for that rush of adrenaline and try your hand at everything from paddleboarding to windsurfing to kitesurfing. Afterwards, take a relaxing stroll along the stunning cliffs of the Jurassic Coast - one of the natural wonders of the world.

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