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The best seaside trips in the UK

The best seaside trips in the UK

Whether it’s beautiful beaches, sea views or fish and chips, the great British seaside can provide everything you need for a great day out. Here’s our favourite seaside trips in the British isles.  

For white, sandy beaches

With nearly TEN miles of beautiful, golden beaches and a real tropical feel, Bournemouth has everything you need for a relaxing seaside trip. Whether it be just for a day trip or for a family holiday, the stunning coastal scenery and nearby New Forest National Park ensure that your trip to the south of England ticks every box. Bournemouth beaches are praised for their cleanliness and safety measures, and whether you’re enjoying a long (dog friendly!) walk along the beach or a trip to the retro pier for some arcades, we’re sure you’ll never want to leave. 

As well as the stunning Bournemouth beaches, we’d recommend visiting the world famous Sandbanks peninsula and Bournemouth gardens as well as taking a trip on the land trains if you find the time. 

For seaside history and culture 

Famous for its historical past and beautiful harbour, Whitby should be high on your list for a seaside trip. Situated in North Yorkshire on the east coast, Whitby is well known for its quirky culture and gothic connections (Including Bram Stoker’s dracula!). As well as this, Whitby is home to wonderful beaches boasting fabulous stretches of sand and adorable beach huts! Being an old fashioned seaside town, Whitby has its fair share of amazing ice cream and fish and chip shops as well as some rather unique accommodation opportunities. 

We recommend climbing the 199 steps up to the world famous Whitby Abbey which will provide you with stunning views of the seaside and visiting the Whitby museum to learn more about the deep history of the town. 

For something a little different 

Full of historic architecture and beautiful golf courses, St Andrews is a little different to your traditional seaside town. Often referred to as the home of golf, St Andrews has a lot more to offer than you’d expect making it a great place for a trip to the seaside. Home to one of the best universities in the world, St Andrews also has numerous stunning coastal walks to enjoy as well as a whole array of beautiful ruins all around the town. The stunning scenery throughout the town makes St Andrews well worth a visit, and if you’re not too bothered about a drop of rain every now and again, we’re certain you’d enjoy every minute. 

We recommend visiting the cathedral ruins and museum as well as staying at the Old Course Hotel for some beautiful coastal scenery and spa packages. 

For good old fashioned seaside fun 

When you think of a trip to the great British seaside, it’s often Brighton that comes to mind. Whether it’s walking along the pebbled beach with an ice cream or spending your pocket money on the famous amusement pier, Brighton is a fun trip for any length of time. The town is well known for its diversity as well as the vibrant nightlife and artistic culture. Similar to Whitby, you also won’t go long without seeing an ice cream or fish and chip shop. Brighton makes a great seaside trip at any time of year, but you can’t leave without a piece of rock (legally!). 

We recommend going up the 162 metre high Brighton observation tower and visiting the world famous Royal Pavilion, previously home to many members of The Royal Family. 

How can we help?

Whether you’re visiting one of these stunning seaside towns in the UK with a few mates or the whole family, opting to get there by coach is the cost effective, environmentally friendly way to do so. 

At Coach Hire Comparison, we will put you in direct contact with coach hire suppliers and minibus hire suppliers. Whether you require an 8-seater minibus or 70-seater coach, we will find the best suppliers who can fulfil all your needs and requirements for the best price. Get a quote today. 

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