12 of Britain’s most beautiful seaside towns and villages for a dream holiday

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As temperatures get warmer and the sun comes out more than occasionally, we begin to look forward to beach vacations.

Best of all, you don’t have to go far to enjoy sandy beaches and beautiful views such as the British coast has to offer.

We’re talking beautiful seaside towns and villages, ridiculously beautiful beacheslovely walks and of course all those classics from fish and chip shops to piers with amusement parks.

There are so many incredible seaside spots to help you out we’ve narrowed them down to 12 of the UK’s most beautiful seaside towns and villages to have on your radar…

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1. St Ives, Cornwall







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with Beaches worthy of the Caribbean, charming pubs and shops and the stunning coastline all around it’s no wonder St Ives has been a firm favorite with holidaymakers for years. It’s not just Brits who are attracted. In fact, it was named as one of the world’s most popular travel destinations.

Whether enjoying the view from the harbor or relaxing on the fine white sandy beaches by the turquoise waters, you will be spoiled for choice among beautiful landscapes.

Do you want to make a short vacation out of it? Tripadvisor has a handy guide for that best cheap hotels in St Ives.

2. Portree, Isle of Skye







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Portree has been named a UK destination to see the biggest wave of interest of holidaymakers over the past year and we expect its popularity to continue well into the summer of 2022.

Known for the pastel colored buildings that line the harborside promenade, the town is also home to many quirky shops and brilliant foodie hangouts. Meanwhile, the Isle of Skye itself offers some spectacular scenery, from the deep blue surrounding waters to the lush green hiking trails.

3. Shanklin, Isle of Wight







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Shanklin is packed with Instagram-worthy settings, from the beach and shoreline to Shanklin Chine with its ethereal waterfalls, lush green vegetation and wooded walkways that will make you feel like you’ve stepped into a picture book.

The town also offers many traditional pubs as well as classic seaside shops selling everything from tea cakes to skirts. There are also plenty of family-friendly attractions, including miniature golf!

You can find Sykes Holiday Cottages Properties from £334 for seven nights if you are thinking of spending your next holiday on the Isle of Wight.

4. Whitby, Yorkshire







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From the colorful cottages lining the golden sands to the scenic green countryside dotted with landmarks such as Whitby Abbey, there are many beautiful settings surrounding Whitby.

The town itself has plenty of great pubs and shops, or head to one of the restaurants overlooking the charming harbor for dinner with a view.

For example, there are also many budget-friendly accommodations that you can find Rooms from £29 per night on Lastminute.com.

5. Tenby, Pembrokeshire







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Tenby was previously named as one of the The 10 most popular seaside towns in Great Britain thanks to its beautiful beaches, picturesque harbor and colorful pastel-hued Victorian houses.

Castle Beach and Harbor Beach are particularly popular with visitors, offering golden sands and swimmable waters.

6. Barmouth, Gwynedd







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Barmouth in southern Snowdonia has long been a popular seaside resort thanks to its beach, which is a mix of sand and pebbles. The area overlooks Cardigan Bay and the city’s boardwalk offers everything from arcades to restaurants. The rugged landscape is a hit with hikers – and it’s beautiful National Trust Walk which takes you through the old town and into the surrounding countryside.

Anyone planning a vacation Away Resorts and Hoseasons both offer holiday parks in the area.

7. Hastings, East Sussex







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If you are looking for a quintessentially British beach holiday, Hastings has it all; Fish and chip shops, a long boardwalk, a pier with games and waterfront restaurants, arcades, miniature golf and an amusement park with rides.

In the old town you will find everything from cozy cafes to lively bars, as well as shops selling everything from vintage clothing to books and bicycles.

For travelers on a budget, Tripadvisor offers travel guides cheap hotels from £35 per night as well as cheap holiday homes.

8. Whitstable, Kent







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Whitstable is famous for its oysters, so it’s no surprise that foodies flock here to enjoy the seriously good seafood restaurants that line the beaches.

Tankerton Beach has colorful beach huts and a leafy setting, while Whitstable itself has plenty of independent shops and cafes if you want to while away a few hours.

9. St Andrews, Fife







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St Andrews may be famous for its golf courses, but the seaside town also boasts a beautiful sandy beach that has made it a firm favorite with holidaymakers.

There are also many hiking trails in the area as well as historical sites including the ruins of St Andrews Cathedral and St Andrews Castle.

10. Bamburgh, Northumberland







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Bamburgh Castle is a must-see in this Northumberland town, but you can also enjoy unparalleled views of the landmark while strolling along the large stretch of beach at low tide.

The beach itself is less of a place to lie on a towel and instead better suited for walking and exploring.

There is plenty to see and do in the village itself, including highlights such as the Grace Darling Museum and St Aidan’s Church.

11. Salcombe, Devon







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Pretty port? Check. Classic seaside shops selling everything from rock to fish and chips? Check. Great pubs and local bars? Check!

Salcombe is right on many of the brilliant beaches that Devon is known for, so it’s very popular in high season, particularly with families on summer holidays.

The city also has some incredibly beautiful views of the surrounding countryside – the photo opportunities are endless!

12. Abersoch, Caernarfonshire







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Abersoch offers a wide range of different holidays. Walkers and ramblers can enjoy walks along the Llyn Coastal Path, families are drawn to the sandy beaches and history buffs can explore a whole range of museums in the region.

There are plenty of campgrounds in the area for intrepid explorers looking to hit the trails or families looking for budget-friendly accommodations.

Where is your favorite seaside destination in the UK? Let us know in the comments below.

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