Favourite UK Beach Holiday Destinations

Living on an island is something worth celebrating as we have the freedom to enjoy and explore around 12,429 kilometres of British coastline.

Albeit some parts of our glorious coast are more habitable than others, and when it comes to beaches, we think it's worth spreading the word about which ones we consider our fabourites, and they really are special. From the vast expances of sand in North Norfolk that stretch for miles, to the sheltered coves and bays off the Yorkshire coast, we've scoured the country to bring you the best of English and Welsh beaches and help you choose a holiday cottage nearby.


The beauty of Holkham beach lies in the space if offers to visitors

Holkham, Norfolk

If you're looking for windswept golden sands under an endless sky, Holkham beach in North Norfolk is the place to be.

Holkham Cottages
The iconic beach huts of Southwold Beach, now available to hire!

Southwold, Suffolk

Southwold beach comes highly recommended as a holiday destination on the Suffolk coast.

Southwold Cottages
The exposed rocks at low tide at Sandsend beach

Sandsend, Yorkshire

North of Whitby in Yorkshire lies Sandsend Beach, which offers something other than just swimming and sunbathing.

Sandsend Cottages
The white Old Harry Rocks of Studland Bay are a must see

Studland Bay, Dorset

On visiting Studland Bay, you're bound to see the famous Old Harry Rocks in the seas of the English Channel.

Studland Bay Cottages
Stand atop the pretty green hillside and look onto Saunton Sands beach

Saunton Sands, Devon

Saunton Sands isn't your typical surfing beach, it's a little different and offers visitors a bit of peace and quiet.

Saunton Sands Cottages
Camber Sands in Sussex is perfect for barefoot strolls

Camber Sands, Sussex

With a mile of sand at your disposal, you can kick off your shoes and enjoy sand between your toes.

Camber Sands Cottages

Botany Bay, Kent

This secluded beach is a peaceful refuge from the nearby towns of Broadstairs and Margate.

Botany Bay Cottages
Whitesands in Wales is a varied beach of sand and black rock

Whitesands, Wales

The weather conditions of this Blue Flag beach make it the best surfing spot in the country, let alone Pembrokeshire!

Whitesands Cottages