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Great British Coastal Breaks

You’ve heard the saying ‘home is where the heart is’, so what better place for a weekend away than along Britain’s 12,400km of scenic coastline. Brimming with tales of a Jurassic past, and unique beaches that are a treat to the eye, there’s plenty of places ready for exploration!

From foodies to adventurers, this week’s blog is dedicated to those who really do like to be beside the seaside – and with Whitsun Week fast approaching, why not plan a break away to one of these idyllic coastal destinations?

Isle of Wight

Image: The Needles

The Isle of Wight is a brilliant family-friendly destination that offers plenty of adventure and activities for all ages! Situated just off the southern coast of England, this compact island is a mere 26mile stretch from Freshwater to Bembridge, meaning each part of the Island is easily accessible!

Take a trip on the cable cars offering a picturesque and dramatic view of The Needles, or take the children to Monkey Haven, a primate rescue centre, a quick 10-minute drive from the island’s central town, Newport.

Borth, Wales

Image: Discover Ceredigion

Friendly British pubs with unspoilt sea views, and a beach that stretches for miles, Borth is a small seaside town just 10 minutes north of Aberystwyth.

Just down the scenic road is Ynyslas National Nature Reserve which boasts miles of beautiful clean beaches and rolling sand dunes, providing homes to many rare species of plants and insects.

For avid birdwatchers, there are plenty of viewing platforms along all four walking trails throughout the park. Keep your eye out for the Stonechats, Linnets and Larks swooping high above!

Blakeney, Norfolk

Image: Blakeney Moorings

Renowned for its locality and sourcing the finest seasonal ingredients, North Norfolk is bound to tickle your taste buds with its array of fine dining restaurants serving freshly caught seafood and prime estate game.

For some ‘fresh, simple and honest food’ why not try The Moorings in Blakeney – it has an ‘Excellent’ rating Trip Advisor and is certainly worth a try after a long day on the Norfolk beaches.

West Dorset

Image: Jurassic Coast

Take a walk through time in West Dorset along The Jurassic Coast! Offering 95 miles of stunning coastline, and with over 185 million years of rich history, it’s the perfect destination to discover fascinating fossils and dramatic cliffs.

For a livelier scene, why not head down the road to the Lyme Regis Beer Festival! Offering a great combination of small-batch craft beers and local ciders, it’s not to be missed! Taking place over the Easter weekend, with live music and friendly attendees the atmosphere is incredible.

We’d love to hear about your favourite ‘Staycation’ destinations, so make sure to share your photos with us! There are plenty of destinations along the British coast that are waiting to be discovered, so what are you waiting for?

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