The UK’s coast is dotted with wonderful towns; perfect for a seaside holiday. Each area has its own unique charm; from the towering chalk cliffs of the south coast to the sandy beaches of Norfolk. Whether you go to the seaside for the seafood, fresh air, swimming or coastal walking, there will be a town for you in the UK. We have picked a selection of the best seaside towns to stay in the UK, just for you.
Whitstable is a much-loved town on the Kent coast. It is famous for its annual oyster festival and offers delicious, fresh seafood all year round. There are plenty of beaches nearby where you can soak up the fresh air and sunshine. Whitstable is also home to an impressive castle, independent shops and art galleries.
In south Cornwall, you will find the charming town of Falmouth. With several beaches to choose from, numerous restaurants and a friendly atmosphere, this is a seaside town worth visiting. From walking around Pendennis Castle to enjoying fish and chips beside the harbour there is plenty to see and do here.
With its colourful harbour, Tenby is possibly the most photogenic town in Pembrokeshire. However, there is more to Tenby than its good looks. Take a stroll through the town and you’ll find independent shops and great restaurants. Of course, you’ll also be well placed for exploring afield with the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park at your doorstep.
Whitby sits on the Yorkshire Coast and is surrounded by the North York Moors. With a long sandy beach, rich maritime history and great fish and chips, this is a great town for a holiday beside the seaside. From whale watching to ghost walks, something for everyone here.
Found on the Norfolk coast, Hunstanton is the only place on the east coast when you can see the sunset over the sea. As well as these novel sunsets, Hunstanton also has photogenic striped cliffs, a sandy beach with rock pools and beautiful gardens. This peaceful town is ideal for a relaxing seaside break.