The best of British seaside holidays

Posted by on January 22, 2013

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Although many people in Britain opt to go away to another country for their summer holiday, an equal number of people prefer to stay in the UK and make the most of the beautiful British coastline. There are lots of different areas where you can have a great holiday by the sea, but one area that is perhaps more popular than anywhere else is the coast of Devon and Cornwall.

British seaside holidays

British seaside holidays

It’s a beautiful coastline with dramatic cliffs, interesting coastal paths and beautiful beaches, ranging from windswept surfing beaches to tiny coves.  Added to the beauty of the coastline, you also have some lovely countryside to explore while you’re there, with many tourist attractions to keep you busy on those days you’re not headed for the beach. These include things like zoos, ancient castles and country houses and petting farms. There are also a couple of theme parks and the Eden Project, which is well worth taking a day of your holiday to explore.

For the majority of holidaymakers heading to the South West of England, though, it’s the beach and the seaside that is the main attraction. Often this area benefits from better weather than the rest of the country, so you can have a mini-tropical break if you’re lucky. However, it can also happen that you are unfortunate enough to get a week of misty rain – even in the height of summer – so you should have some wet weather activities in mind.

The choice of accommodation in the area is huge – from hotels to holiday cottages, campsites and holiday parks. There’s something for every budget, but if you’re going at the height of summer, make sure you book in advance. Booking one of the Cornwall lodges that you can find on holiday parks is often a perfect solution, as you have all the comfort and conveniences that a holiday cottage would give you, but with access to the facilities on the holiday park – such as an indoor swimming pool, clubs for the children to do activities with and a bar and restaurant.

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