Who doesn’t enjoy a beach break? Here is a selection of lovely places to stay near the beach this summer.
Just five minutes’ walk from a fantastic Blue Flag sandy beach, Rosehill Lodges are the perfect Cornish retreat in the coastal village of Porthtowan. The local beach has great surf for the more adventurous and plenty of rock pools too.
The eco friendly lodges, each with its own private hot tub, has an out door lock-up that can house beach gear and also an outdoor drench shower and wet suit wash. Some lodges are dog-friendly. www.premiercottages.co.uk
Rooke Cottages are seven five-star properties ideally located to explore the coastline of North Cornwall. Both the sandy surfing beach of Polzeath and water sport beaches of Rock are nearby. Bikes can be hired for rides along the Camel Trail to the pretty fishing port of Padstow with its many restaurants including Rick Stein’s famous seafood restaurant. www.premiercottages.co.uk Dogs welcome.
Right on the shoreline, with direct access to the Anglesey coastal path and just a short walk from the sandy beach at Red Wharf Bay sits the aptly-named Shore Cottage. Much of the ground floor of this luxurious new three bedroom property is open-plan, with floor to ceiling windows looking out over the water’s edge, leading out to a large garden with patio and hot tub. There’s a great choice of beaches in the area, with plenty of safe bathing and rock-pooling, secluded little bays along the rugged coastline, as well as some of Anglesey’s finest surfing beaches only a short drive away. www.qualitycottages.co.uk
The relaxed pace of island life and stunning sandy beaches combine at St Helens Coastal Resort on the Isle of Wight. With a selection of two- and three-bedroom caravans available – including some with private hot tubs – the resort is 15 minutes’ walk from the national Trust managed Duver Beach and 25 minutes from the secluded Priory Bay Beach on the eastern side of the Isle of Wight. Caravans include all linen (except towels); private bathroom; full kitchen, separate living room and more, and accommodate six or eight people making this an ideal family getaway. www.pitchup.com
Ffynnon Wdig, Abereiddy, Pembrokeshire
With sweeping views across the Irish sea, Ffynnon Wdig is a traditional whitewashed cottage situated on a peaceful corner of St David’s Peninsula within reach of the Blue Lagoon and the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. The restored three-bedroom property retains its original exposed wooden beams and stone walls, complimented with contemporary unfussy furnishings, and a veranda accessible from the master bedroom. Originally a stopover for pilgrims en route to St David’s, the cottage is a short drive away from the medieval town, ideal for day trips to visit the famed cathedral and historic centre, as well as browse the independent shops, art galleries and restaurants.www.qualitycottages.co.uk
Fron Fawr Cottages, Pembrokeshire
A collection of five beautiful self-catering cottages, Fron Fawr is just five miles from North Pembrokeshire Coast and Cardigan Bay. Converted from traditional welsh slate and stone barns, the modern dog-friendly cottages are close to the famous Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion coastal paths, where Bottlenose dolphins and breath-taking views are plentiful. www.premiercottages.co.uk, Dogs welcome.
Quay View, New Quay, Cardigan Bay
Perched above the picturesque village of New Quay, with uninterrupted views of Cardigan Bay, Quay View is a Victorian terraced townhouse, just a short stroll from the sheltered harbour and seven mile-stretch of soft sandy beach. The stylish coastal home is tastefully furnished in a nautical theme, with designer interiors and an abundance of space, including an open-plan kitchen diner, bunk bedroom for children, and an extensive landscaped terrace garden with lawn and patio. The property makes a great base for boat trips out on the bay to spot seals and bottlenose dolphins, visits to the Georgian seaside resort of Aberaeron or exploring the nearby Cambrian Mountains by foot. www.qualitycottages.co.uk
Poppyland Holiday Cottages, Norfolk
Poppyland Holiday Cottages are ten individual properties in unspoilt rural and coastal North Norfolk. Overstrand beach, just a few minutes’ walk from six of the cottages is safe and sandy, ideal for walks to Cromer, building sandcastles, playing beach cricket and football and crab hunting. Wickmere and Aylmerton are quiet villages just a few minutes’ drive to the coast. www.premiercottages.co.uk
Unique Retreats, Yorkshire
Unique Retreats’ are five stylish cottages three miles from Whitby with its clean sandy beaches, cliff top walks, boutique shopping. The unspoilt fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hoods Bay offering scrumptious fish and chips are also nearby.
Every one of Unique Retreats’ cottages is packed with luxury and designer inspired interiors plus, sumptuous furnishings and stone fireplaces or wood burners. www.premiercottages.co.uk, Dogs welcome.
Seaview Holiday Park, Kent
Two miles from both Whitstable and Herne Bay, the Seaview Holiday Park offers views of the Kentish coast, with waterside favourites including water sports, fresh oysters and more nearby to shape happy summer holiday memories. Ideal for families, there’s a Kids Club for ages five to 14 years, with an outdoor pool, games room and play areas to keep them entertained, plus family entertainment in the evenings. Available through Pitchup.com (www.pitchup.com), the family-sized Camping Pods – built in 2018 – comfortably hold two adults and two children, with shared bathroom.
Llanfendigaid Estate, Gwynedd
The Grade II* listed Llanfendigaid Estate is steeped in history and located close to the sea on one of the most attractive stretches of Welsh coastline at the southern end of the Snowdonia National Park.
On site is an indoor heated swimming pool and there is access to one of the more secluded beaches in the area. Nearby is the terminal of the Talyllyn Railway and Aberdyfi, with its excellent sailing, good pubs and five miles of golden sand and dunes. There are four cottages on the Llanfendigaid Estate sleeping between four and 17 guests. www.premiercottages.co.uk, Dogs welcome.
Canvas and Coast Incledon Farm, Devon
Surf is always up at Canvas and Coast Incledon Farm near Georgeham Village, in a North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There’s four top surfing beaches within 15 minutes’ drive and pubs within five minutes’ walk, making this a haven for the surfing community. The Museum of British Surfing in nearby Braunton is recommended for a visit, whilst ramblers can pick up the South West Coast path in Putsborough and cyclists can pedal National Cycle Route 278 then Route 27, meeting in Braunton for the Tarka Trail. The four-person Bell tents feature a double bed with two single airbeds, shared bathroom and bed linen included. Book online at Pitchup.com (www.pitchup.com) for a summer stay.
Field House Farm Cottages, Yorkshire
Close to the spectacular Yorkshire coastline and set in the rolling countryside is Field House Farm Cottages. The nearby coastal areas have unending variety with long sandy Blue Flag beaches, tiny coves and fascinating rock pools plus the mysterious caves and sheer chalk cliffs at Bempton, famously home to thousands of sea birds.
There are seven beautifully furnished four and five star cottages here, which sleep between two and six guests including two all ground floor properties. www.premiercottages.co.uk
Bulverton House, Devon
Only a mile from Sidmouth’s Jurassic Coastline, a beautiful regency town with great beaches, shops, restaurants and cafes sits the five star Bulverton House offering easy access to the myriad of footpaths along countryside and coastal routes.
Bulverton House offers three properties sleeping between two and four guests all offer weekly and shorter breaks. www.premiercottages.co.uk. Not suitable for Children or Pets.