The Best Seafront Staycations In The UK

Discover our favourite boutique hotels with stunning coastal views.

Tolcarne Beach Village

by Lillian Sesiguzel |

For many of us, travelling abroad isn't always an easy decision to make – whether it's down to cost or in most recent times, the ever-changing quarantine and lockdown rules. But, trust us when we say that you can achieve that abroad beach holiday feeling right here in the UK.

Whether you're hoping for a weekend away or looking to spend more time by the seaside, it's time to discover the beautiful coastline of our little island.

We've put together a selection of boutique hotels situated right on the seafront, for picturesque views and that ocean breeze. You'll never want to leave.

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Tolcarne Beach Village, Newquay
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This colonial styled hotel is an absolute gem, situated right on the Beach. With luscious interiors and sea views, waking up to the sound of the waves will feel like you're abroad.If you're holidaying with little ones, life guards patrol the beaches from 10am-8pm everyday, so you can trust that it's a safe place for the family.The restaurant and bar, is just as beautiful as the rooms, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Plus, their Sunday roast is not one to miss out on.Fancy winding down with a massage or a manicure? The hotel provides a Beauty On The Beach service, ran by lovely Tracy. You'll be in great hands. If you like more active holidays Newquay is the perfect place to learn to surf. Why not pop down to Fistral Beach Surf School while you're in the area.

Ganges Suite from £150 per night
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The Pig On The Beach, Studland
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The Pig hotels are located across the country, but one of its best locations is The Pig On The Beach, situated on the beautiful coastline of Studland.Enjoy a country walk to Old Harry's Rock, or simply a walk around the hotel's grounds – there's plenty to do and see. Including farm yard animals, a barn-styled spa and exquisite food. Plus, venture down one evening to the hotel's homely yet rustic bar, where you will find every drink under the sun.

Generous rooms from £275
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Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate, St Ives
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In the height of summer the beaches of Cornwall are comparable to those in the Caribbean – golden sands, blue waters, beautiful greenery surrounding the coastline. Carbis Bay Hotel has all of that and more. Located in St Ives, Carbis Bay hotel is actually an estate built in 1894, with a privately owned 25-acre beach. Since then the hotel has been beautifully refurbished and includes a fine-dining restaurant, spa and separate beach lodges, if you want more privacy.

Junior Beach Suite from £450
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The Henley, Bigbury-on-sea
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The Henley was originally a holiday cottage, built during the Edwardian times, and today is still a private home rather than a hotel. Overlooking one of the most spectacular coastal views in Devon, The Henley offers a homely stay and cosy atmosphere. Known for their fine home cooked food and dishes, which include as much fresh local produce as possible, it's the perfect place to have dinner with a view.

The Henley, Accommodation
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THE PIG-at Harlyn Bay, Padstow
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The Pig-at Harlyn Bay is the newest addition to The Pig hotels, with now seven across the country. Much like its sister in Studland, The Pig-at Harlyn Bay has beautiful scenic views of the sea, with just a 10-minute walk down to Harlyn Bay itself.Enjoy an exquisite stay either in the main house (dating back to the 15th century) or, if you prefer something a bit quieter, there are garden wagons available within the grounds. Each room is filled with character, as designer Judy has based the interior on the persona of a moody old man.If coastal walks aren't your cup of tea, why not venture into the quaint fishing town of Padstow? Famous for their fresh seafood, and Rick Stein's debut restaurant. And while you're in the area, book a trip to Tarquin's Cornish gin distillery, where you will be given a guide tour, experience a tasting session, and even wax your own bottle to take home!

THE PIG-at Harlyn Bay, Accommodation
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