Whether you’re planning a bucket-and-spade holiday with the family or to indulge yourself with a sybaritic break, you’ll find somewhere to tempt you amongst these seaside hotels. Locations range from Cornwall and the Scilly Isles to Norfolk and North Wales, and all the hotels are within flip-flop distance of the sea and a fine beach.
near Portscatho, Cornwall
Delightful seaside chic hotel in a stunning position, with semi-private beach and good food.
Breezy, family-friendly hotel with golf, and beach on the doorstep, in buzzy Rock. Sailing club and classes, rib rides and waterskiing.
Llandudno, Conwy, North Wales
Listed townhouse with six luxury Victorian-style suites on Llandudno's seafront.
Aberaeron, Ceredigion, West Wales
Happy seaside hotel and restaurant in charming Aberaeron, with rooms spread among three historic harbourside buildings.
Seaview, The Isle of Wight
Friendly, stylish hub in the centre of charming Seaview, popular with locals, with busy terrace, two restaurants and a mix contemporary or chintzy bedrooms in various sizes, some with views. Great base for sailing or local exploring, 50 yards from the sea.
Lively pub overlooking Brancaster estuary. Popular with families and sailors.
Isles of Scilly
Remote, wonderfully sited and stylish island hotel on Bryher.
Bigbury-on-Sea, South Devon
Small and friendly seaside bolthole of just 5 rooms, with a beach house feel, close to Burgh Island - great views, fine cooking, with its own private beach access.
Seafront boutique with a 24-hour bar and great sea views from some of the rooms. Decent restaurant, close to the Pier. Large beds, some with freestanding baths.
One of a kind and full of character: old fashioned, genteel Victorian hotel in a Lake District seaside resort. Ornate rooms, fine dining, pool and spa. Weddings galore.