22 Feb 2024 11:48:13 PM

Late availability seaside holiday cottages

If you are thinking of taking the family on a seaside beach holiday why leave the UK? We offer coastal holiday cottages in some of the most sought after seaside locations throughout Great Britain, offering families the full beach vacation experience in addition to a luxurious and well-furnished property in which to relax at the end of a tiring day.

The coastline of the UK is over 7,500 miles long and is home to an abundance of self-catering holiday accommodation along with Blue Flag beaches, National Trust bays and tucked away coves all just waiting to be discovered.

A holiday at the seaside is one of the great British traditions. People love strolling along the seafront promenades, eating ice cream, people watching and taking in the ever-changing shore. Come high tide or low no-one should ever be bored on a beach or at the seaside. On the beach the pace of life slows down as people swim, surf, walk, collect shells, play ball, build sandcastles, paint and read. Away from the beach adults and children alike can never resist a visit to a fun fair, a round of crazy golf or a quick flutter in an amusement arcade. The list of things to do on a seaside holiday is only curtailed by your own imagination.

pet friendly beach

The sunshine always inspires owners of soft-top cars to put their roofs down and go for a drive. From vintage MGs and TRs to brand new open-top minis watching them is a great past time for all but especially for dads and their sons. Whether they are parked at the beach or driving along the seafront convertibles always attract attention. Why not hire one yourself for a day or for your whole holiday. There is no better feeling than feeling the sun shining down on you as you travel.

Along the south coast of England from Land's End to Dover the variety of holiday homes on offer is extensive. Cliff top houses with panoramic views. Small cottages in the bustling streets of towns like Falmouth, Fowey, Salcombe and Lymington. Contemporary houses and apartments overlooking the sea in Sandbanks and Brighton.

Travel by ferry to the Isle of Wight or visit Hayling Island. Windsurf at West Wittering.

Eat at great restaurants. Captain Flints in Salcombe. The Seahorse in Dartmouth looking out onto the quay-side. Shell Bay Seafood Restaurant & Bistro at Studland Bay.

From the world famous scenes of the Jurassic Coast to the serene calmness of Sussex you and your family can soak up the sun and play on the beach all day long.

Along the Sussex coast and on into Kent the shingle and pebble beaches are broken up wooden groynes which hold them in place. Sometimes at low tide sand appears between the sea and the shingle. Race against the tide to build a sandcastle and watch as the sea sweeps in, fills its moat and then dissolves your architectural masterpiece. Visit Camber Sands, home to the only sand dunes in East Sussex.

Sandy beach with dunes

The east coast of the UK from Norfolk right up to the tip of Scotland has an amazing array holiday cottages overlooking or close to beautiful sandy bays. At any time of year the beaches at Scarborough, Seahouses and St Andrews offer long stretches of golden sand for holidaymakers to enjoy.

Coming down the west coast from Scotland, through Lancashire, around the Welsh coastline there is a huge choice of self-catering holiday accommodation in wonderful holiday resorts which offer an endless choice of activities.

  • Sailing on the west coast of Scotland.
  • Visiting the pleasure beach at Blackpool.
  • Riding donkeys and going on the cable car at Llandudno.
  • Surfing and windsurfing on the Gower Coast.
  • From Weston Super Mare along the north coast of Devon and Cornwall the coastline is incredibly varied. Secret coves like Broad Sands, Coombe Martin and Woody Bay, Martinhoe are a challenge to get to but well worth the effort for their golden sand and wonderful swimming.

    All along the beautiful shoreline of the UK you will find a wide range of local attractions from family-run cafes and craft shops to fun fairs and water sports centres which complete the inspiring seaside experience and make a welcome break - for adults and kids alike - from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

    If you're looking for that foreign holiday experience but with the convenience and low cost that accompanies 'staycations,' holiday cottages near the beach really are an ideal solution. After all, kids always love a bit of sand, and you and your partner probably won't mind soaking up the rays with a quality book. It truly is a win-win situation - and a family bonding experience.

    For an enjoyable, fun-packed family break that everyone will enjoy, choose one of our holiday cottages by the beach and start looking forward to the rest and relaxation you deserve.

    If you are keen golfer why not combine your seaside vacation with a few rounds of golf on one of the many links courses the UK has to offer along its seashore - we have an article on golfing breaks and much suitable accommodation.

    And don't forget that Late-availability-cottages.com connects you directly to the cottage owners, meaning when you rent through our website you pay no middleman fees. You pay exactly what you see on screen and not a penny more, giving you more money to spend on ice cream once you've arrived at your clean and comfortable holiday home.