Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear
Tynemouth lies precisely as its name suggests, at the mouth of the River Tyne. Head down to the beach at Whitley Bay, where Geordies flock with their buckets and spades to build sandcastles, or you could try and hang ten at the surf-hub Longlands. With its ruined Priory and castle, this coastal town can also offer a bit of history during your seaside holidays in a B&B.
When you think of British Seaside destinations, you might think of sandy beaches, traditional wooden piers or colourful beach huts, and Southwold doesn’t disappoint. This small town on the east coast of England offers all the fun of the sea and then some. There is a working lighthouse open to visitors and a 670-year-old brewery where you can sample the traditional ales before walking through the charming market town.
Whitstable is famous for its oysters. There is even an oyster festival held in July with all manner of oyster-related merriment to be had. This popular seaside town has a distinctly bohemian feel with a bustling high street filled with quirky shops and seafood eateries. So book a B&B and spend a lovely coastal holiday by the sea, eating all the local delicacies caught nearby.
If you want to spark nostalgic childhood memories of family beach holidays, look no further than Bournemouth. This Victorian resort offers all the typical seaside pursuits such as fish and chips and an arcade on the iconic pier. Its beaches are some of the cleanest in the country, and the surrounding Dorset countryside offers plenty of tourist attractions for all the family.
Welsh beaches are regularly voted the best in the UK, and Tenby is always near the top of that list. This family destination is perfect for beach vacations with lots of activities on hand. Take a cruise to Caldey Island, stroll around the cobbled shopping streets, set off on the challenging Pembrokeshire Way, or just stretch out on the fantastic beach. You’ll never be short of things to do!
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