Best UK seaside locations for your holiday home

If Brexit has got you feeling nervous about buying a holiday home abroad, or the drop in interest rates have started you thinking about alternative places to invest your money, a UK holiday home could be the perfect solution. We’ve put together our top ten British holiday hotspots for your consideration.

Dorset: More accessible than its popular neighbour, Cornwall, for most people, Dorset can be reached via several main motorway routes and is just a 2 hour train ride from central London. The area has seen a significant spike in popularity after its breath-taking views features heavily in television’s Broadchurch, Wolf Hall and Harbour Lives. Popular draws to the area include the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and the areas stunning beaches.

Cornwall: Cornwall is the UK’s no.1 holiday destination, which means it offers huge potential, both as a the location for a holiday home for personal use and as a business investment. Iconic areas include the Padstow, Rock and St Ives, but if your budget wont stretch quite that far, Bodmin, Camborne, Falmouth and Redruth offer more affordable alternatives that are still popular destinations.

Suffolk: The Suffolk coast may not be your first thought when it comes to UK holiday destinations, but it has a lot to offer with less crowding that some of the south coast resorts. Aldeburgh, Felixstowe, Halesworth and Saxmundham are all popular destinations. The Suffolk Coast & Heaths Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty offers 155 miles of unspoilt landscapes that all ages will enjoy, and the area’s pretty towns and villages also offer somewhat of a hub for the arts, with a busy musical and theatrical programme of events throughout the year.

Kent: Kent’s 350 miles of coastline offer sunny beaches, an exciting array of watersports and the most famous white cliffs in the world. The area boasts 11 Blue Flag beaches and an increasing number of impressive eateries, with several top chefs being drawn to the coastline.

Essex: Offering the longest shoreline of any county in England, Essex’s coast features saltmarshes, tidal inlets, estuary islands and breath-taking natural habitats. The area’s rich maritime history, award-winning beaches and traditional piers make Essex a great option for anyone considering buying a UK holiday home.

Hampshire: With the impressive Solent coastline, country parks and beautiful nature reserves, Hampshire has something to offer everyone. The area’s stunning beaches are obviously a big draw to the area (and feature in the Good Beach Guide), but Hampshire has so much more to offer, including Hurst Castle, offering dramatic views of the Solent, Fort Nelson, overlooking Portsmouth Harbour and Portchester Castle, and Chichester Harbour, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Somerset: Weston-super-Mare, Burnham, Brean and Minehead are all popular beach resorts in Somerset, but the area also has a number of pretty harbour villages and great marinas, including Portishead, Watchet and Porlock Weir. Somerset features 3 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Exmoor National Park, so there’s no shortage of beautiful backdrops for your holiday.

Isle of Wight: Named the Dinosaur Capital of Great Britain, the Isle of Wight is a great holiday destination with anyone with an interest in history (or anyone keen to go dinosaur hunting!). The island offers guided fossil walks that are popular with tourists and complement the area’s other dinosaur-themed activities. The island is set up as the perfect holiday destination, and features the highest number of award-winning beaches in England. Visitors can take a ride on the famous Needles chair lift, enjoy watching craftsmen making a variety of beautiful pieces at Alum Bay Glass’s glass blowing centre, and if they have a sweet tooth they can even visit the IW Sweet Factory and sample sweets that are not available anywhere else. Other key attractions include the Isle of Wight Zoo, Robin Hill Adventure Park & Gardens, and the island’s steam railway. The island’s beautiful natural scenery offers the perfect backdrop for watersports and other outdoor activities, and was recently named as one of Lonely Planet’s “Top 10 Cycling Destinations in the World”.

Scarborough: As Britain’s oldest seaside resort, Scarborough offers award winning sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs and a historic harbour. Its beaches range from the popular and busy South Bay Beach and North Bay Beach – Scarborough’s Blue Flag beach, to hidden gems like Cornelian Bay. The area has a rich fishing history, which is still present at the harbour, though it has declined in recent years, and is the east coast’s most popular surfing hotspot. Scarborough is a fantastic option for those looking for a holiday destination further north.

Wales: Home to 3 National Parks (Snowdonia, Pemborkeshire and the Brecon Beacons) and 5 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Wales offers some stunning scenery for a UK holiday. You’ll also find a wide range of festivals throughout the year that attract large audiences, including the Festival of Literature at Hay, the Green Man Festival, Wakestock and Laugharne, as well as the traditional Eisteddfods celebrating all things Welsh. Areas that are particularly popular as holiday home destinations include Gower, Pembrokeshire, Anglesey and Llandudno.

If you’re considering purchasing a UK holiday home and have an existing property to sell, Quick Move Properties part exchange service could help make your move smooth, simple and stress-free. For more information about how Quick Move Properties could help you, call now on: 01793 840917 or email px@quickmoveproperties.co.uk

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