Summer is nearly here and in the UK it means people will be looking to the coastlines all around the country to book their family holiday. With so many amazing coastal regions to choose from, how do you pick? What do you look for? Here are just a couple of top coastal regions in the UK that you and your family should consider for this summer’s coastal holiday that you will reminisce about for years to come.
Much of Yorkshire is inland, but the coastal regions are hugely popular with many travellers from the UK and beyond. With Robin Hood’s Bay being a beautiful spot for a picnic lunch, a walk on the beach and just whiling away the hours, there’s no better reason to come to Yorkshire. Whitby, a bit further north is a gorgeous seaside town with an old gothic church overlooking the sea, a hot spot of tourism, especially during the annual ‘Whitby Goth Weekend’ that takes place every spring. Inland, Yorkshire is home to beautiful cobblestone villages like Grassington, a spot in the Dales that will transport you back in time to a simpler era over a pint of locally brewed ale in one of their seemingly ancient pubs.
While only a small stretch of the Lake District is coastline, it’s nonetheless one of the most popular places in the UK to visit. While it can be a bit more on the expensive side, especially for the northern part of the country, it’s worth the extra bit you pay to stay in surroundings as beautiful as those such as Windermere. Drives around this area will leave you breathless, and are easily compared to the likes of Snowdonia with its mountainous peaks and backcountry lanes.
A popular destination for those living in London and the surrounding area, Sussex is home to one of the most robust and enjoyable cities in the UK – Brighton. The UK’s own answer to Santa Monica, the Brighton Pier is a popular spot for people of all ages to play various games, go on rides and generally enjoy the seaside. Like most seaside towns in the UK, Brighton is home to arcades and the popular candy, ‘Brighton Rock’. Explore the back alleys of this welcoming and friendly city, and for those who like a bit of clubbing or nightlife, you won’t be disappointed.
Touring holidays in Cornwall are a popular option for those who want to get away to enjoy beaches, history and various stories of the British Isles. Home to some of the most unique sites to see in the country including Land’s End, the Lizard and the legendary witchcraft town of Boscastle where many interesting witchcraft based artifacts from around the world can be seen, Cornwall has a little something for everyone, including the usual seaside delights as well as strange and wondrous surprises.
Whether you’re in the UK from abroad or you’re British born and bred, these several suggestions for great coastal getaways will surely provide you with some great plans for any trip around the UK mainland. Which do you like the sounds of? We’d love to hear from you!