Seaside resorts in England

Brighton Pier, Brighton, East Sussex, England at sunset.

Multi-coloured beach huts that stretch for miles; silky sand beneath your toes; wafts of freshly cooked donuts; squeals of glee from children running away from foamy waves and the tang of vinegar on paper-wrapped fish and chips. Seaside resorts in England are a treat on all of our senses. Escape to some of the country’s best beaches for families to build sandcastles, paddle in the sea, play two-pence games at seafront arcades, and make or relive beloved childhood memories. Pure pleasure for grown-ups and kids alike, it’s very hard to resist a trip to the coast!

Brighton Pier, Brighton, East Sussex, England at sunset.

Multi-coloured beach huts that stretch for miles; silky sand beneath your toes; wafts of freshly cooked donuts; squeals of glee from children running away from foamy waves and the tang of vinegar on paper-wrapped fish and chips. Seaside resorts in England are a treat on all of our senses. Escape to some of the country’s best beaches for families to build sandcastles, paddle in the sea, play two-pence games at seafront arcades, and make or relive beloved childhood memories. Pure pleasure for grown-ups and kids alike, it’s very hard to resist a trip to the coast!

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Take a step back in time in Southsea

Take a step back in time in Southsea

From the Tudor ramparts of Henry VIII's Southsea Castle, to The D-Day Story, there's plenty of Portsmouth’s heritage for you to explore in the seaside town of Southsea.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

 
Enjoy old-fashioned fun on the beach in Skegness

Enjoy old-fashioned fun on the beach in Skegness

Pick up your bucket and spade and take to the sand on a family holiday at one of Lincolnshire's favourite seaside resorts.

Location: Skegness, Lincolnshire

 
Discover sand dunes and quaint tearooms in Southport

Discover sand dunes and quaint tearooms in Southport

Travel by road or rail to the classic seaside resort of Southport, springboard to England’s Golf Coast.

Location: Southport, Merseyside

 
Discover sharks, seals and summer fun in Great Yarmouth

Discover sharks, seals and summer fun in Great Yarmouth

From mysterious creatures of the deep to sandcastles and donkey rides, Great Yarmouth’s Golden Mile has it all.

Location: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

 
Savour family fun in sandy Scarborough

Savour family fun in sandy Scarborough

If you’re looking for good old-fashioned fun that's easy on the wallet, you might want to consider Scarborough beach, also known as the “St Tropez of the North”.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

 
Enjoy a classic holiday by the seaside

Enjoy a classic holiday by the seaside

When the sun shines there is only one place to be – beside the sea.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

 
Have a retro holiday at Butlin's

Have a retro holiday at Butlin's

At Butlin's in Skegness you can have a good ol’ fashioned seaside holiday with a Blue Flag sandy beach on your doorstep.

Location: Skegness, Lincolnshire

 
5 of the best beaches for wildlife spotting

5 of the best beaches for wildlife spotting

From fluffy seal pups, to bottlenose dolphins and soaring sea birds, take a walk on the wild side on a UK seaside break. Here are some of the best seaside towns and beaches in England to see nature at its very best.

 
Settle down on Sunderland's award-winning beaches

Settle down on Sunderland's award-winning beaches

Grab a blanket, a picnic and your favourite flip flops, and head down to the beautiful twin-beach resorts of Roker and Seaburn.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

 
Explore The Grand Pier of Weston-super-Mare

Explore The Grand Pier of Weston-super-Mare

Relive happy childhood memories of eating ice creams, skimming stones and skipping along piers in Weston-super-Mare.

Location: Weston-super-Mare, Somerset

 
Bask in the traditional charm of Shanklin Seafront

Bask in the traditional charm of Shanklin Seafront

Shanklin Seafront is one of the Isle of Wight's most popular seaside resorts, with loads to keep the kids quiet and plenty of places for adults to take it easy.

Location: Shanklin, Isle of Wight

 
Lose yourself in England’s hottest garden

Lose yourself in England’s hottest garden

Experience the Isle of Wight’s incredible microclimate firsthand at the exotic Ventnor Botanic Gardens.

Location: Ventnor, Isle of Wight

 
Catch some waves at Woolacombe Beach

Catch some waves at Woolacombe Beach

North Devon has some of the county’s most popular family beaches, including award-winning Woolacombe.

Location: Woolacombe, Devon

 
Get your fair share of thrills on Brighton Pier

Get your fair share of thrills on Brighton Pier

From the traditional helter skelter to heart-racing thrills overlooking the sea, the iconic Brighton Pier is a seaside theme park for families of all ages.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

 
Take a ride on a Victorian electric railway

Take a ride on a Victorian electric railway

Hop on board and enjoy a ride on England's oldest electric railway.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

 
Take a family escape to the golden sands of Weymouth

Take a family escape to the golden sands of Weymouth

Dig your toes in the sand, paddle in the waves and make memories with the kids at this spectacular seaside town.

Location: Weymouth, Dorset

 
Have a great British seaside break at Butlin's Bognor Regis

Have a great British seaside break at Butlin's Bognor Regis

Famous for long sunshine hours, royal visits and Billy Butlin, the seaside town of Bognor Regis, on the border of the South Downs National Park, is the perfect destination for a family-friendly short break.

Location: Bognor Regis, West Sussex

 
Have a traditional Victorian seaside experience

Have a traditional Victorian seaside experience

Head to the delightful seaside town of Saltburn-by-the-Sea for a fun trip up a sea-cliff lift and dine on fish and chips with a view.

Location: Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire

 
Discover the Witterings on a coastal break

Discover the Witterings on a coastal break

Spot multi-coloured sailing boats, follow your nose in fudge shops and snuggle down in cosy pubs on a visit to The Witterings.

Location: Witterings, West Sussex

 
Make a splash at Sandhaven Beach

Make a splash at Sandhaven Beach

Sandcastles, surf and smiles await in the fantastic seaside town of South Shields!

Location: South Shields, South Tyneside

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