Britain’s favourite seaside destinations


Whether rain or shine, we love the seaside and in the UK, we’re fortunate to possess some real gems; the kinds of charming, stunning and exciting spots that attract scores of holidaymakers to B&Bs and guest houses by the coast.

We asked you what your favourite British seaside destinations were and here are your answers:

guesthousePortstewart on Northern Ireland’s north coast, is a small town which boasts the magnificent, Blue Flag-awarded Portstewart Strand beach. There’s vehicle access right up to the sand, good facilities and lots of activities to enjoy. The beach has won the Seaside Award on more than one occasion.


guest housesIt’s hard to choose just one beach resort in Cornwall, but Sennen Cove is recommended. A mile from Land’s End, the small hamlet is situated amongst beautiful scenery. The beach is actually called Whitesands Bay – after its soft shoreline. The village is a few minutes’ walk away, offering cafes, pubs, shops, a restaurant and accommodation.


b&bsA pretty harbour town in North Norfolk, Wells-next-the-Sea is most famous for its wonderful beach and its distinctive, colourful beach huts. The Quay is also a top attraction, and a great place to eat some fish ‘n’ chips. Wells Harbour Railway is a joy for train enthusiasts young and old.


B&BsSomerset’s Weston-super-Mare was chosen as a place that held ‘happy childhood memories’ and remains the ideal British seaside destination for families. Donkey rides, the Grand Pier and traditional seafront attractions make it one of the most charming seaside resorts in the UK.


bed & breakfastLocated some ten miles from Newcastle, Whitley Bay is a lovely seaside town with one of the best, cleanest beaches in the UK. The resort offers lots of activities for children, walks out to the iconic lighthouse at St Mary’s Island and plenty of places for tea and cake! Those seeking a more ‘exciting’ night out should head for the bars at South Parade.


guesthousesPretty Lyme, almost on the Dorset/Devon border, is a beautiful little cove famous for the Cobb which extends out into the sea and as a place to find fossils. The beach is bijoux, but the harbour, the ice-cream-coloured beach huts and the beautiful gardens make Lyme Regis a pleasure to visit time and time again.


Morecambe Lancashire EnglandMorecambe, in Lancashire, is a typical seaside resort; think ice creams, strolling along the promenade, flying kites and sandcastles. Most holidaymakers enjoy afternoon tea with a view of the bay at the Art Deco Midland Hotel. You can’t visit Morecambe without seeing the statue to the town’s most famous resident, Eric Morecambe. It’s the area’s number one ‘thing to do’, according to Trip Advisor.


Guest housesDescribed as ‘the jewel of the Moray Firth’, Lossiemouth is a former fishing port town, with a sheltered beach which is separated from the town by the River Lossie. It’s a good place for birdwatching and you may even spot some dolphins. The region is also known for its fine golf facilities.


bed and breakfastRhossili is a much-loved destination, situated on the Gower Peninsula. Rhossili Bay is undoubtedly one of Wales’s most beautiful beaches. It’s popular with walkers, with routes such as the Rhossili Down, Hillend and beach walk proving this a year-round holiday spot.


B&BThis spot, near Braunton, is a favourite with surfers, long-boarders and families. Saunton itself is a small village which is situated within the North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The beach is three glorious miles of golden sand, perfect for building castles!

Buying a B&B or guesthouse

If you’re thinking of buying a B&B, the above might be good places to start your search – as is a chat with us. We can advise you on everything relating to commercial finance options, so you can buy that B&B or guest house that you always dreamed of.


Stewart Hindley

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