This small but perfectly formed seaside town is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. With beautiful Georgian houses, unspoilt stretches of coastline, a community of creatives and some of the best seafood in Southern England, Deal is high on our list of best UK holiday destinations. Take a stroll down the beach past wooden fishing boats to the Deal Pier Kitchen, followed by a visit to Deal castle for your history fix. Bed down for the night at The Rose; an eight room boutique hotel and restaurant just a couple of streets back from the sea.
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This Cornish harbour town has some of the most beautiful coastline to explore as well as historical points of interest and beautifully kept gardens to roam all year round. Walk down the picturesque streets made from local grey granite, stop off at the stunning Minack Theatre and admire the view before finally cooling off at the Jubilee Pool – an Art Deco masterpiece, located near Mount’s Bay.
Located in the South-westerly corner of Gerrans Bay, lies the lovely village of Portscatho. The main reason to visit is of course, the beautiful sandy beaches that manage to make you feel like you’ve stepped off a boat in the Mediterranean. Spend a lazy week soaking up the beauty of the Cornish coastline, strolling through Portscatho’s pretty streets and buying local produce from the many delis and shops. Be sure to visit The Hidden Hut, set back from Porthcurnick beach, serving fresh and local food, all cooked on an outdoor stove or indoor bakery oven.
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West Wittering, Sussex
This West Sussex coastal village is a wonderful spot for a weekend trip away. Spend the weekend taking in the countryside scenery, stopping off at one of the local pubs for lunch. Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, West Wittering Beach is a must. With a large expanse of white sand and quaint seaside huts set back towards the dunes, it’s the perfect place for a quick summer getaway.
This small settlement on the shores of Loch Carron has a population of just 378 residents. However, when summer arrives the village comes alive, with guests visiting from far and wide to spend time in the beautiful location and its surroundings. Spend a week enjoying a slower pace of life, exploring and chatting to the locals with a plate of fish and chips by the coast. Whilst you’re there, why not take to the water with Plockton sea kayaks to roam the breath-taking shoreline? If you’re lucky, you might even spot a seal or two.