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7 of the Best British Seaside Holiday Destinations

Mar, 25 || No Comments |

‘Oh I do like to be beside the seaside’ sang the music hall singer Mark Sheridan at the beginning of the 20th Century. Sadly, since then Britain’s seaside towns have suffered a mixture of fortunes. While they may have been the places to be seen in the early and mid-period of the century they began to play second fiddle as the beaches of the Mediterranean became more easily accessible to a wider range of people. But with the trend of the staycation, people’s consciousness about the harm air flight does to the environment, and the quality of things like food getting better here at home, is it time for Britain’s seaside resort to undergo a renaissance? Take a trip to the coast yourself with UK Breakaways or try one of these places I have picked out as highlights of Britain’s coastline.


The Dorset town of Bridport calls itself the gateway to the Jurassic Coast and the quaint place provides the best base from which to explore this most picturesque and historically fascinating section of the UK’s coastline. Try and coincide your trip with the town’s market which takes place every Saturday.


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Brighton perhaps holds the crown for the most popular and coolest seaside resort in the UK. As well as the famous pier and beautiful beach, it is also a fantastic shopping destination – what’s not to love?


Brighton (Photo courtesy - wikimedia)

Brighton (Photo courtesy – wikimedia)


North Norfolk

The home of Alan Partridge is also home to some of the best beaches in the UK. There are also beautifully quaint flintstone villages to explore, as well as some fantastic foodie gastro-pubs such as Morston Hall.



Unsurprisingly, the coastline to the north of Newcastle is quite chilly in the winter months but still very scenic. Miles of pure white sand lay out in front of the famous castle into the ominous North Sea. Northumberland also has the Farne Islands which provide great destinations for twitchers looking to catch sight of a puffin or guillemot.



There are a variety of exquisite seaside destinations to enjoy down in Cornwall. There is also so much history in the area. With bustling Newquay, the foodie heaven of Padstow, quirky St Ives and quiet Truro, there is truly something for everyone in Britain’s most south western point.



Whitby is another seaside town packed with the quaint charm which can only be found in English coastal towns. Look into the spooky legacy of Dracula’s visit, buy some Whitby Jet jewellery or just enjoy some beautiful fish and chips in this fine North Yorkshire resort.



The east Sussex town of Rye provides a lovely and accessible destination for Londoners wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of the capital. There are also some great boutique shops to discover and the opportunity to get lost in the charming town’s labyrinth of cobbled streets.


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