One may not think of the UK immediately when planning a coastal getaway. Sun and sand are to be expected, as well as relaxation and even watersports. The UK does have this to offer. Kent, for example, is one of the warmest counties in Britain and this has to be taken advantage at the height of summer. There are a number of beautiful towns and villages boasting splendid coastlines, from Dover with its wight cliffs to the charming little towns of Ramsgate and deal. Stay in Broadstairs and be impressed by Viking Bay. Charles Dickens often visited this town for a beach holiday. There are so many other nice coastal areas in southern England from Sussex in the southeast to Devon and Cornwall in the southwest, which are always very popular UK beach holiday destinations amongst Brits, as well as tourists coming from abroad.
Islands off the south coast of England with splendid beaches
Other UK beach holiday destinations perfect for summer holidays include some of the islands off the southern coast. The Isle of Wight is a potentially great option, and should definitely be visited at least for a day-trip if you're staying in Southampton or Portsmouth. The channel islands are another excellent location for UK beach holiday cottages. With such close poximity to France, these Great British Isles offer a more aggreeable climate and hotter summers for a relaxing time sun-bathing on the beach. Watersports are also hugely popular here, so consider staying in Guernsey, or a holiday in Jersey for your next UK beach holiday.
UK beach holiday destinations – Scotland!
The coastal areas of Britain are so beautiful that they can be appreciated any time of year by anyone who's interested in inspiring landscapes. Scotland boasts some truly stunning coastlines. Even if you are perturbed by the tumultuous weather which characterises this country, these beaches are still lovely just for walking along and taking in the views. Balmedie beach in Aberdeen very nice, for example. It is the islands in Scotland, however, which provide truly marvellous beaches. From the isle of Skye to the Isle of Lewis and Harris where you will find Stornoway, you're bound to be impressed by Scotland's coastal areas. Have a holiday in the Outer Hebrides where there are beaches of sand as well as rocks which kids, and adventurous people in general will love playing around and exploring. In The Highlands, one can expect breathtaking views not only of the sea, but often the hilly landscapes that surrounds it.
So next time you're thinking of heading to the coast for some fresh air and a revatlising break, go for a beach holiday in the UK to take in some spectacular coastal landscapes.