Beach holidays in the UK – really?
As you know, us Brits love to talk about the weather, so of course as we’re currently experiencing are tropical heat wave it’s all we can think about. With the weather looking like it’s going to hold out for sometime it seems that a short break in the UK isn’t so bad after all. Of course beach holidays and the UK don’t usually go together, so I thought I’d give you some guidance on where to go and stay to get the most out of this unbelievable weather.
Bournemouth beach holidays
Arguably one of the best beaches in the UK, Bournemouth’s award winning beach offers a golden stretch of sand which is particularly popular with families. Bournemouth prides itself on being one of the safest beaches with RNLI lifeguards and a blue flag award. There’s a real summer time vibe in Bournemouth and you’ll find there is plenty to do besides the beach, such as Corfe Castle, the New Forest National Park and the many gardens. There’s also a very good nightlife should you want to hit the town after a day in the sun. If you’re tempted, then we have some great offers on Bournemouth hotels. The Cumberland, Cliffeside and Suncliff hotels (all of which have outdoor pools) currently have a stay 4 nights, save 12% offer on, or if you stay 7 nights you can save 15%. If you hurry you can catch Bournemouth Carnival from 19th July-4th August!
Blackpool beach holidays
If you’re looking for a fun-filled weekend come to Blackpool! The beaches are long and sandy and have even won a Seaside Award for quality and cleanliness. A visit to Blackpool wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Pleasure Beach, which features a huge selection of rides, including the infamous Pepsi Max ‘Big One’. There is a huge choice of activities to do in Blackpool such as Blackpool Zoo, Madame Tussauds, Blackpool Tower, the Sea Life Centre – or you could just get a donkey ride down on the beach! For the true Blackpool experience stay at the 4 star Imperial Hotel which happens to be the most historical hotel in the resort. Another very popular Blackpool hotel is The Big Blue Hotel (with a magnificent review score of 9), which is next door to Nickelodeon Land and also has an exclusive entrance to the Pleasure Beach.
Jersey beach holidays
As I’ve mentioned in a recent post about Jersey, this Channel Island boasts of beautiful sandy beaches and natural landscape. It’s a little further to travel but it really is worth it for such picturesque scenery. Nature lovers and those looking to have a more relaxing time would be suited for a Jersey beach holiday. One of the top selling Jersey hotels is the Merton Hotel, it’s a lovely 3* located in St Saviour, and has plenty of choice in entertainment. One of it’s most exciting features has to be the Aquadrome water park and the Flowrider surfing wave pool. In St Helier (the capital of Jersey), the recently renovated Hampshire Hotel is also a popular choice. It has its own swimming pool and you can easily walk into town, plus it’s just a short drive away from the beach.
Brighton beach holidays
Brighton is definitely a party town and what you’ll find is a packed out beach with plenty of live music and late night fun. The beach is a pebble beach, which is not so comfortable when walking but what it lacks in sand it makes up for in fun! The palace pier has rides and amusements to try and on the seafront there are a lot of bars to choose from, many of which have live bands. To keep close to all the action on the seafront the 4* Thistle Brighton is a good choice, it’s literally a stone’s throw away from the beach and has its own health club with pool.
These are some of our most popular UK beach destinations but not to worry there are plenty more to choose from. Who knows how long this sunshine will last so make the most of it while you can!