In this edition of Travel Trumps, we’ll be pitting Cornwall against Norfolk in a battle of facts and figures...
This week saw the announcement of the 2018 recipients of the Blue Flag Award, with the charity awarding 65 Blue Flags this year, meaning more than a third of bathing beaches in England will now be flying a flag that marks them out as the best in the country for facilities, cleanliness and water quality.
Recent research by Keep Britain Tidy has revealed that, shockingly, almost one in five UK children have never set foot on a British beach. With this in mind, we have selected a number of our hand-picked holiday properties located close to the newly-awarded Blue Flag Beaches across the UK, the perfect spots for a family-friendly beach holiday.
Price: Seven nights from £749
Seafield is a semi-detached coastal property situated on a quiet residential road in Cornwall’s Carbis Bay. Enjoy sea views from the open plan living room with a patio, and from the master bedroom which boasts a Juliet balcony. The Blue Flag beach can be reached by a short downhill walk, where guests can relax or try their hand at a range of water sports. St Ives is also just a couple of miles along the coast and is famous for its harbour, quaint winding streets, art galleries and boutique shops. Choose from a range of other places to stay in Cornwall, also browse our things to do in Cornwall guide for an assured break to remember.
Price: Seven nights from £859
Baygulls is a beachfront apartment with magnificent views across Westward Ho!’s Blue Flag beach and coastline in Devon. This contemporary apartment is ideal for family beachside breaks. A little further afield are the towns of Bideford, Barnstaple and Appledore, and Exmoor National Park is also within easy driving distance. View a range of things to do in Westward Ho! on our Inspire Me pages.
Price: Seven nights from £685
This terraced townhouse sits on the outskirts of Skegness. The property boasts a decked rooftop with a private hot tub. Skegness’ Blue Flag beach is nearby, where guests can enjoy walks along the promenade as well as arcades, bowling and a traditional fun fair.
Price: Seven nights from £406
24 Exeter Road is a delightful three-bedroom bungalow resting in the village of Dawlish. Wander into the village of Dawlish to explore its sandy Blue Flag beach. There’s also the opportunity to visit Paignton Zoo, the Dartmouth Steam Railway and the picturesque fishing harbour of Brixham.
Price: Seven nights from £559
Mariners’ Rest is a beautifully presented semi-detached cottage in Whitby, with views of the railway and the harbour. Guests can enjoy a traditional seaside holiday lazing on Whitby’s Blue Flag beach and sampling the town’s famous fist and chips. Guests can also climb the 199 steps to Whitby Abbey, visit the Dracula Experience, or explore the North York Moors, all of which are within easy reach.
For more of our beautiful hand-picked coastal cottages, please browse our website. If you are looking for ideas for your next break, take a look at our Inspire Me Pages for recommendations on attractions, things to do and places to eat.
Are you on the phone to our call centre? Your Customer ID is: