Looking for inspiration for your next coastal holiday? Look no further than our coastal guide
Whether you prefer sunbathing on a golden sandy beach, exploring traditional seaside towns, discovering sea creatures in rock pools, or searching for fossils, you will find all this and more on a coastal holiday in the UK.
History and geology lovers will enjoy a trip to the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that stretches 95-miles from Exmouth to Studland Bay. Admire the stunning coastline and rock formations, demonstrating over 185 million years of geological history and the effects of tidal erosion, and head to Charmouth and Lyme Regis beaches on the Dorset coast for a spot of fossil hunting.
If you are looking for a relaxing beach holiday in the UK, the Devon Coast is ideal. In North Devon you will find the popular beaches of Woolacombe and Croyde, two golden stretches of sand that are much-loved by surfers and bathers alike. In the South you will find the sunny climes of the English Riviera, encompassing the popular seaside destinations of Torquay, Babbacombe, Paignton and Brixham.
With 40 miles of unspoilt coastline, all of which being part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Northumberland is the perfect location for a seaside getaway. Build sandcastles on Bamburgh Beach, hike along the Northumberland Coast Path, visit the penny arcades at Seahouses, or marvel at the wildlife on the Farne Islands. Whatever you chose to do, there will be plenty to distract you.