Coastal Escapes: Unveiling the Best UK Seaside Destinations for Your Next Holiday

Coastal Escapes: Unveiling the Best UK Seaside Destinations for Your Next Holiday

As February draws to a close, we can look forward to longer days, shorter nights, and (hopefully!) more sunshine. As these sunnier days get closer, the team at the Christian Holiday Guide is starting to think more about Summer itself, the seaside, sunsets, and ice cream on the beach! So, what better way to celebrate this than to summarise our favourite seaside destinations in the UK.

The rhythm of crashing waves, the salty breeze, the warm sand - holidaying by the coast is the perfect combination of relaxation and adventure. For those yearning for some coastal charm, the UK has a (somewhat hidden) selection of captivating seaside destinations. In this post, we explore some of the top coastal havens that promise beautiful scenery and unforgettable memories.


St. Ives, Cornwall

St. Ives, nestled on the Cornish coast, is an artist's canvas adorned with golden beaches and blue waters. The town's charm extends beyond its landscapes, as it's a haven for art enthusiasts. Channel your creative energy, and wander through the cobbled streets lined with galleries and studios. Don’t miss out on taking a stroll along Porthminster Beach too. If you're looking for a blend of breathtaking nature, artistic landscapes, and untouched coastline, St. Ives would make the perfect holiday destination.


Bournemouth, Dorset

Bournemouth combines both Victorian elegance and modern vibrancy. Begin your day walking along Bournemouth Pier, where the waters of the English Channel stretch before you. Breathe in the crisp sea air and enjoy the timeless allure of the pier.

Then, consider exploring the landscaped Lower Gardens, and walking along Bournemouth Beach. If you’re feeling brave, try taking a dip into the waters too! Whatever you’re doing in Bournemouth, enjoy the combination of coastal beauty and history.


Falmouth, Cornwall

For an alternative, exciting start to your journey to Falmouth, consider heading to Pendennis Castle. The castle is a historic fortress overlooking the bay, offering panoramic views of Falmouth.

After exploring the castle, embark on a boat trip across the tranquil waters of the Fal River, where historic maritime tales come to life. As you navigate the coastline, Falmouth unveils a world of hidden coves. 


Brighton, East Sussex

Brighton is an energetic city, blending classic seaside charm with modern culture. Discover Brighton Palace Pier - an iconic landmark offering a wide array of amusements and arcades. Let the vibrant atmosphere of Brighton inspire your spirit of adventure.

After the pier, take a stroll through the eclectic, colourful North Laine district, filled with bohemian vibes and independent boutiques. Brighton's diverse coastal landscape mirrors the city's spirit, inviting you to enjoy a holiday that is unique from the traditional British seaside experience. 


Tenby, Pembrokeshire

Tenby, with its pastel buildings and medieval charm, is a haven along the Welsh coastline. Start your stay by strolling through the historic cobbled streets. Then, relax on Castle Beach or explore the medieval walls that encircle the town. Tenby embraces the simplicity of seaside living. Meander through Tenby's picturesque landscapes, you'll discover a coastal elegance that transcends time.


Scarborough, Yorkshire

Scarborough, with its sweeping South Bay, is a coastal landscape steeped in history and nature. The imposing Scarborough Castle, perched on the cliffs, offers panoramic views of the North Sea. Begin your exploration at this historic fortress, and add an element of adventure to your holiday. Then, walk along the wide, sandy beach, check out the arcades, and enjoy an award-winning fish and chips.

After, discover St. Martin-on-the-Hill which overlooks the town. The church's tranquility creates a serene sanctuary for reflection. Scarborough truly has something for everyone.


As we approach sunnier, longer days, it’s definitely time to consider a summer adventure to the British coastline. Whether you are looking for quiet natural beauty, historic towns, and rugged coastlines; traditional British seaside holidays with arcades, amusement parks, and fish and chip dinners; or vibrant new beach destinations blending diversity and culture with coastal life - there’s a UK seaside destination for everyone.

Discover your next seaside adventure with the Christian Holiday Guide. Find the best locations and accommodation with us for a beautiful holiday that aligns with your Christian values.