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Hidden Destinations: Lancaster

When you think of weekend break destinations, Lancaster probably doesn’t immediately spring to mind. But as a bustling market town with historical attractions, restaurants and shops to suit all pockets and easy access to the Lake District, it’s certainly worth considering. Located in the north of Lancashire, Lancaster is easy to reach by road and […]

Britain’s Best Quiet Beaches

Even with the unreliable weather, a good British summer isn’t complete without spending time at the beach. Sunny days can see stretches of sand or pebbles packed with families enjoying the outdoors, however there are also plenty of unmissable quiet beaches, perfect for a spot of sunbathing, swimming or sand castle building.

1. Prawle Point, South Devon

Devon definitely boasts some of the best beaches in Britain. The Prawle Point coastline is breathtakingly beautiful and gloriously quiet. The white sand beaches are great spots for nature watching and getting away from your busy life during the summer months. Prawle Point has many hidden sandy coves such as the lovely Moore Sands. This sheltered and picturesque beach boasts perfect waters for swimming and an interesting off shore rock stack ready to explore. The best way to get to the beach is by foot and a swim will feel all the more lovely after a wander on the dunes under the glorious summer sun. The Travelodge at Plymouth is fairly close at hand and perfect for a wonderful night’s sleep after a good dose of sea air.


2. Cefyn Sidan, Pembrey County Park, Wales

Less secluded, but still quiet, Cefyn Sidan is a large stretch of beach in the Pembrey County Park, Wales. The 8 mile long stretch of beach is quieter the further you get away from the car park, so if you’re willing to walk you may end up feeling like the only one on the beach. As well as sea, sand and dunes, those easily bored might like to have a go at dry slope skiing, ride on the longest toboggan in Wales, go wild with crazy golf and keep active on numerous cycle and adventure trails. The nearby Traveldoge is the perfect place to rest active limbs.


3. Chesil Beach, Dorset

Chesil beach is a wonderfully exciting 18 mile stretch of beach in Dorset. The pebble beach is separated from the mainland by the Fleet Lagoon, which is a shallow area of salt water, meaning that Chesil beach has water on both sides. The natural phenomena lies in the centre of the Jurassic coast, a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site, and is a beautiful spot, budding with wildlife. There are plenty of access points and places to park, so solitude is closer than you think, taking a picnic and sitting on the narrow stretch of beach is a must do experience. Taking a trip to the sea has never been easier with plenty of Travelodges dotted around the country, meaning you will always have a comfy place to stay.

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4. Brancaster beach, Norfolk

Famous for its fresh mussels the village of Brancaster Staithe boasts a beautiful stretch of beach. Complete with golden sands, this beach if perfect for sandcastle building but also a good spot for kite sports. Not far away, you will also find the interesting Roman Fort of Branodunum, perfect for a little adventure. The Travelodge in nearby Kings Lynn is a perfect stopping point for a seaside holiday, with lots of things to do in the surrounding area.


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Get Up & Go: Oxford

Think of Oxford, think of its university. Given that this seat of learning is one of the world’s oldest, it’s no wonder that the city is synonymous with its educational institution. During term-time, Oxford is thronged with eclectically dressed students, weaving through the streets on rickety bicycles or hurrying to their next lecture. But as […]

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Get Up & Go: Bournemouth

When the British weather takes a turn for the bright and sunny, Bournemouth is the place to be. As a former student of Bournemouth University, I had only three years to make the most of this bustling seaside resort before the trials of grown-up life drew me back home. There’s something quite refreshing about coastal […]