Top 5 Traditional British Seaside Holidays

Top 5 Traditional British Seaside Holidays

There is nothing quite like a traditional seaside holiday resort whether its the kiss me quick hats, donkey rides across the sandy beach, relaxing in a deck chair on a Victorian pier or taking a gentle stroll along the promenade.

We love a great seaside holiday and for families it makes memories that last a lifetime... digging that first sand castle, laughing at a Punch & Judy show or eating ice creams, rock and candy floss.

So where should you head for a great seaside cottage holiday experience, here are 5 of the best traditional British seaside resorts...

1. Scarborough, North East England

Scarborough, North East England. Where better to start than where the traditional British seaside began. Scarborough on the Yorkshire coast became known as a seaside town as far back as the 18th Century when sea bathing was considered medicinal. Scarborough has everything you would expect and love from a traditional British seaside town - sandy beaches, promenade etc - but it has also moved with the times... there are plenty great attractions, trendy bars and restaurants to keep the whole family entertained.

2. Bournemouth, South West England

Bournemouth, South West England. With mile upon mile of clean and family friendly sandy beaches Bournemouth is a perfect seaside destination. Beaches with Blue Flag Awards, long promenade, not one but two piers, and quite literally thousands of deck chairs.

3. Brighton, South East England

Brighton, South East England. Known for its bohemian glamour and chic, Brighton in Sussex also fufils the role of seaside town so well. From the amusement packed Brighton Pier to deck chairs on the pebbly beach, colourful beach huts and the Rock and Novelty Postcard shops Brighton is a World of fun.

4. Southwold, East England

Southwold, East England. Not all classic British seaside holidays are known for their tackiness! Southwold definitely qualifies as the other sort of British seaside resort. Southwold in Suffolk is a sleepy, more genteel seaside holiday with a great sandy beach and wonderful pier that is a perfect place to relax.

5. Llandudno, North Wales

Llandudno, North Wales. A Victorian holiday favourite, Llandudno is a traditional British seaside resort that has retained much of this Victorian architecture and splendour. Check out the wonderful pier and enjoy walking the esplanade.

 

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So that is out top 5 for traditional British seaside holidays but there are so many great British seaside towns that we are sure you will have other favourites for this list. Should we have included Blackpool or Bognor Regis, how about Newquay or Great Yarmouth?

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Llamedos in LLandudno, Conwy, North Wales

Llamedos, LLandudno

Mothers Day breaks in ConwyNorth Wales

Llamedos self catering accommodation in LLandudno, Conwy sleeps 3. This 2 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . Llamedos is close to the beach. Prices at Llamedos start from £347 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Llamedos

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152


Sleeps 2 Close to the Beach

Sandpiper in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, North East England

Sandpiper, Scarborough

Mothers Day breaks in North YorkshireNorth East England

Sandpiper in North East England has a 4 star rating and can sleep up to 2. This 1 bedroom luxury Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . It also has Internet access. Sandpiper does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Sandpiper start from £245 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. See selected Sandpiper customer reviews/feedback by clicking More Info button. ... more about Sandpiper


Sleeps 2 Pet friendly Internet WIFI available Games room Luxury self catering Sandpiper Customer Feedback and Reviews

20 Studland Dene in Bournemouth, Dorset, South West England

20 Studland Dene, Bournemouth

Mothers Day breaks in DorsetSouth West England

20 Studland Dene self catering accommodation in Bournemouth, Dorset sleeps 8. This 2 bedroom luxury Apartment is a perfect base for your holidays . It also has Internet access. 20 Studland Dene is close to the beach. Prices at 20 Studland Dene start from £451 3 night stay from but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about 20 Studland Dene

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966


Sleeps 8 Close to the Beach Internet WIFI available Easy walking close by Games room Luxury self catering

22b Studland Dene in Bournemouth, Dorset, South West England

22b Studland Dene, Bournemouth

Mothers Day breaks in DorsetSouth West England

22b Studland Dene self catering accommodation in Bournemouth, Dorset sleeps 4. This 1 bedroom luxury Studio Apartment is a perfect base for your holidays . 22b Studland Dene is close to the beach. Prices at 22b Studland Dene start from £314 3 night stay from but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about 22b Studland Dene

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Sleeps 4 Close to the Beach Easy walking close by Games room Luxury self catering

The Mount in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, North East England

The Mount, Scarborough

Mothers Day breaks in North YorkshireNorth East England

The Mount in North East England has a 4 star rating and can sleep up to 10. This 5 bedroom luxury Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Detached Garden . The Mount is close to the beach. Prices at The Mount start from £765 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. See selected The Mount customer reviews/feedback by clicking More Info button. ... more about The Mount


Sleeps 10 or more Close to the Beach Garden Games room Luxury self catering The Mount Customer Feedback and Reviews

Carr House in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, North East England

Carr House, Scarborough

Mothers Day breaks in North YorkshireNorth East England

Carr House in North East England has a 4 star rating and can sleep up to 9. This 4 bedroom luxury Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Detached Garden Hot Tub Open Fire/woodburner . It also has Internet access. Carr House is close to the beach. Carr House does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. It is listed as wheelchair accessible but please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Carr House start from £716 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. See selected Carr House customer reviews/feedback by clicking More Info button. ... more about Carr House


Sleeps 8 Disabled/Wheelchair Access Close to the Beach Pet friendly Garden Internet WIFI available Open fire or wood burner Hot tub Games room Luxury self catering Carr House Customer Feedback and Reviews

Maes Gwyn in Llandudno, Gwynedd, North Wales

Maes Gwyn, Llandudno

Mothers Day breaks in GwyneddNorth Wales

Maes Gwyn self catering accommodation in Llandudno, Gwynedd sleeps 10. This 6 bedroom Apartment is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Garden . Maes Gwyn is close to the beach. Prices at Maes Gwyn start from £704 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. See selected Maes Gwyn customer reviews/feedback by clicking More Info button. ... more about Maes Gwyn

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152


Sleeps 10 or more Close to the Beach Garden Games room Maes Gwyn Customer Feedback and Reviews

Basin Howe Farm - Opal Cottage in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, North East England

Basin Howe Farm - Opal Cottage, Scarborough

Mothers Day breaks in North YorkshireNorth East England

Basin Howe Farm - Opal Cottage self catering accommodation in Scarborough, North Yorkshire sleeps 4. This 2 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Garden . Activities close by include golf horse riding fishing . ... more about Basin Howe Farm - Opal Cottage


Sleeps 4 Fishing close by Golf close by Garden Games room

Basin Howe Farm - Amber Cottage in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, North East England

Basin Howe Farm - Amber Cottage, Scarborough

Mothers Day breaks in North YorkshireNorth East England

Basin Howe Farm - Amber Cottage self catering accommodation in Scarborough, North Yorkshire sleeps 4. This 2 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays . Activities close by include golf horse riding fishing . ... more about Basin Howe Farm - Amber Cottage


Sleeps 4 Fishing close by Golf close by Games room

The Mistal in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, North East England

The Mistal, Scarborough

Mothers Day breaks in North YorkshireNorth East England

The Mistal self catering accommodation in Scarborough, North Yorkshire sleeps 4. This 2 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . The Mistal is close to the beach. Prices at The Mistal start from £329 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. See selected The Mistal customer reviews/feedback by clicking More Info button. ... more about The Mistal

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Sleeps 4 Close to the Beach The Mistal Customer Feedback and Reviews

 

 

 

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