From rugged cliff-faces to tranquil golden sandy beaches, Britain’s coastline is one of the best in the world.
The Great British Coast is dotted with hidden beaches, stunning bays and breath-taking walks. Prepare to look out in awe as you explore what Britain has to offer.
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Where is it? Gower Peninsula, Swansea in Wales.
What’s special? With dramatic scenery and Wales’ most iconic cliffs, Rhossili is a beautiful 3-mile stretch of coastline. This National Trust site has breath-taking headland walks including a walk to the highest point of Gower.
Best place to stay… The Kings Head Inn is a 17th century inn set in the heart of Gower. It serves traditional pub food from steak and ale pies to beer battered fish with homemade chips.
London to Rhossili takes… 4.5 hours.
Where is it? Northumberland, England.
What’s special? The clear seas and sandy beaches of Bamburgh stretch far and wide. On a warm summers’ day you can look out across the sea for views of Farne Islands. Perched on top of the hill, overlooking the glorious beach is the iconic Bamburgh Castle.
Best place to stay… The Victoria Hotel is set in the heart of Bamburgh, a mere 12-minute walk from the magnificent castle. The hotel serves delicious regional food all day within the Bar & Brasserie.
London to Bamburgh takes… 6.5 hours.
Where is it? Saunton in North Devon, England.
What’s special? This 3-mile stretch of golden sand is hidden behind the largest dunes in Britain, Braunton Burrows. It’s a popular spot for surfers as the crashing Atlantic waves give surfers the perfect break.
Best place to stay… The Saunton Sands Hotel is a stunning beachfront hotel perfectly positioned for the best views from every room. As North Devon’s leading hotel, it features a luxurious spa to help you unwind after a long day of exploring.
London to Saunton Sands takes… 4.5 hours.
Where is it? Kent, South East England.
What’s special? Whitstable is famous for its annual oyster festival. Try your hand at the famous oyster-eating competition and watch the fantastic parades and performances. When the festival isn’t on you can enjoy coastal walks and feast on some of the freshest seafood in the county.
Best place to stay… The family-run Hotel Continental on the seafront offers the perfect setting for a coastal escape. You can even stay in a uniquely converted beach hut and enjoy breakfast in the main hotel.
London to Whitstable takes… 1.5 hours.
Where is it? Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland in Scotland.
What’s special? By day trek to the peak of Mount Suilvan and by night dine in Michelin-starred restaurants. This busy fishing harbour is the perfect base for walkers, anglers and wildlife enthusiasts.
Best place to stay… Mountview boasts unrivalled views of Loch Inver from each of its accommodations. Guests can stay in a Mega Pod, log cabins or a converted croft house for an authentic highland experience.
London to Lochinver takes… 12 hours.
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