Want a heads up on the best coastal destinations in the UK? Well here are a few top choices for you:  

Robin Hood’s Bay beguiles  

The Yorkshire coast is host to a plethora of destinations perfect for a holiday getaway, but none are finer than Robin Hood’s Bay. Step back in time when you step into the twisting streets of this picturesque village. Follow in the footsteps of long ago smugglers as you explore the winding cobbled streets, pass traditional fisherman’s cottages down to the enticing water’s edge.

Explore the dramatic coastline, where you may find a fossil or two, learn about the fascinating history of this intriguing village or simply sit back, relax and enjoy some delectable local fare.

Select Southwold shines

Discover the Suffolk Heritage Coast, when you choose Southwold for your costal holiday.  This scenic town emits an attractive vintage vibe, with a historic pier, a lighthouse, charming cottages and beach huts painted in ice cream coloured hues.

You’ll find numerous antique shops, an amber shop, plus several art galleries and museums to potter around. The lively cultural scene is also reflected in the Cut Arts Centre, the Electric Picture Palace, the Southwold Summer theatre and much more besides – so you won’t be short of things to do.

Alluring Lyme Regis

However, whether you are a Jane Austen enthusiast, a fossil hunter or you simply like to sunbathe, few locations can beat Lyme Regis. You’ll be bound to recognise the distinctive cobb and harbour area from several notable films and costume dramas.

So, step out and explore this scenic resort and the surrounding countryside. You’ll find lots to amuse all of the family from gastronomic treats to visitor attractions, special events and a fascinating maritime history. You’ll soon understand why Lyme Regis is called the pearl of Dorset, for when it comes to coastal destinations, it’s certainly a gem.

Stunning St Ives

If you want to visit one of the UK’s top seaside holiday spots, then there’s none better than Cornwall, and St Ives has to be one of the best in the region. Visit this idyllic fishing town, and you’ll find huge stretches of sandy beaches to enjoy, amongst the best in the UK, plus a lot more on hand for you to see and do.

St Ives is perhaps most famous for the artists associated with the town, so soak up some of the artistic heritage by visiting the Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden. There are lots of contemporary artists working in the area, so they’ll be no shortage of smaller independent galleries for you to visit too.

So, whether you want to explore the historic down-a-long or harbour area, unwind in a beachside café, try your hand at surfing or take a boat trip to seal island – there is something to suit everyone in St Ives.

Your coastal escape

So there you have an overview of some of the best UK seaside destinations (though there are many more). Simply search hotel reservation systems online to find the right coastal hotspot for your next getaway.