Top 10 Coastal Getaways

 This upcoming bank holiday, why not opt for a ‘Staycation’ and take a trip to the seaside. We may not have the most predictable weather here in the UK, but we are fortunate to have such an extensive coastline full of beautiful beaches.

We’ve narrowed down a few of our favourite British beaches to inspire you to enjoy what is on the Great British doorstep…

DURDLE DOOR, DORSET

Durdle Door is one of the most famous stone arches in the world. Part of the Jurassic Coast’s most iconic landscapes, a great place to visit for a relaxing day at the seaside. Walk down the Southwest Coast Path to discover some stunning coves.

PORTMEIRION, WALES

Designed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, Portmeirion offers an Italianate architecture picturing a glimpse of Italy in Wales. Stay at the stunning Hotel Portmeirion situated right on the waterfront. Portmeirion was also a favourite hang out for The Beatles. Home to Festival No.6, a multi award-winning music, arts and culture festival.

ST MICHAEL’S MOUNT, CORNWALL

Stride across the impressive causeway through the beach to the island at low tide or by boat at high-tide and discover legend, myth and over a thousand years of incredible history. The castle creates an imposing, dramatic spectacle when viewing the island from land or sea.

ROBIN HOOD’S BAY, YORKSHIRE

Nestled on the coastline of Yorkshire, Robin Hood’s Bay is a picturesque fishing village located near Whitby. Stroll through the narrow cobbled streets and alleyways and enjoy the breathtaking scenery on the stunning coastal and country walks.

LLANDDWYN, WALES

Renowned as one of the finest beaches in Britain, Llanddwyn is located off the coast of Anglesey, Llanddwyn is a gorgeous spot to see. A path leads through the grassy hills from the beach to the nature reserve and nearby forest.

PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRLAND

Explore the popular hotspot of Portrush, bounded by an impressive new promenade and an extensive dune system hosting the world famous Royal Portrush Golf Course. The remains of Dunluce castle present a dramatic landscape, reachable via the coastal path.

SEVEN SISTERS, EAST SUSSEX

The impressive Seven Sisters white cliffs are a world-famous image of the English coastline. The area is designated and protected as a ‘Heritage Coast’ and is a fine example of unprotected chalk cliffs in Britain.

CROMER, NORFOLK

A blue flag awarded beach, Cromer beach has excellent water quality and some of the best facilities including the popular pier which has a lifeboat station and a theatre. Close to the shore you will find ‘Britain’s Great Barrier Reef’, the Cromer Shoals Chalk Bed.

BOURNEMOUTH, DORSET

Bournemouth’s stunning coastline offers wide stretches of golden sands. The pier is the destination of choice for thousands of families every year. Alum Chine is one of Bournemouth’s favourite Blue Flag award winning beaches, set away from the hustle and bustle of the pier.

SALTBURN-BY-THE-SEA, YORKSHIRE

A charming seaside town, designed in the Victorian ages, on a sandy stretch of coast. It features a pretty Victorian pier, untouched by the typical tourist attractions. Saltburn-By-The-Sea is a popular surf town and was listed by The Guardian as one of the top ten surf locations in the UK.