Beach breaks in the UK

In the UK, you’re never more than 80 miles from the sea, meaning you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to taking a beach holiday. For many, a beach break conjures up images of traditional seaside resorts with their pleasure piers, ice cream parlours and sticks of rock. However, with thousands of miles of stunning and varied coastline, the UK has so much more to offer.

Breaks in Wales

If you prefer your coastal break to be a quiet affair, head for somewhere a little off the beaten track. Wales’ Oxwich Bay, on the Gower Peninsula, is an excellent choice with its 2.5-mile stretch of sandy beach and safe shallow waters.

Breaks in Cornwall

Breaks in Cornwall

Not all castles you see at the beach are made of sand – the gorgeous medieval castle on St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall is set on a luscious green island just off the shoreline. Of course for uninterrupted views of the sea, Cornwall offers more than a handful of those too.

Breaks in Devon

A coastal break in the UK offers an ideal opportunity to either learn a new sport or improve your existing skills. If you’re a hoping to catch the perfect wave, head to surfing hotspot Croyde in Devon to make a splash.

Breaks in Brighton

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Breaks in Brighton

If you’re after the buzz of city whilst on your beach break, you can enjoy the best of both worlds in Brighton. Along with a beautiful beach, in Brighton you’ll find fantastic shopping, museums, bars, cafés and restaurants too.

Breaks in Blackpool

Famed for its playful Pleasure Beach and brightly-coloured sticks of rock, Blackpool offers up a multitude of activities for all the family. Ride along with your favourite characters at Nickelodeon Land, or brave the UK’s tallest and fastest roller coaster – The Big One.

Breaks in Scarborough

Breaks in Scarborough

On England’s North Sea coast, Scarborough is home to sandy beaches fit to grace any coastal getaway. Scarborough Castle, Luna Park Funfair and the informative Sea Life Sanctuary are just a handful of exciting attractions available in this much-loved seaside town.

Breaks in Llandudno

Whether you’re pottering across the pebbles at North Shore beach or taking a tramway tour, Llandudno is one of Wales’ most picturesque coastal destinations. For true serenity, take the aerial cable car to the summit of The Great Orme and let the scenery do the talking.

Breaks in Bournemouth

Breaks in Bournemouth

Blessed with 7 miles of sandy beaches, Bournemouth is southern England’s mecca for coastal getaways. Henry VIII’s Hurst Castle offers historic charm, while Bournemouth Pier has all the attractions and foodie feasts that we’ve come to know and love from a traditional English seaside resort.