Spring Break in the UK: Pretty Coastal Destinations

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Spring is upon us and summer is just around the corner, so naturally, you’re thinking of the next place to take your short break… who isn’t?! But no, you don’t need to catch a flight or jump on a ferry to make your friends back in the office jealous. Nope, there are plenty of places around the UK that will allow you to switch off and annoy everyone with your #HolidaySpam.

These are the top spots around the UK for you to take your spring break.


Porthmadog, Wales


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If holidaying in the UK brings you to Wales, then there’s only one place for it, Porthmadog! Located just a short journey from Snowdonia National Park, Porthmadog is a cute little coastal town with picturesque views around every corner you turn. Seriously, we’re not lying. There’s the scenic port, mountains all around you and Borth-y-Gest too; a pretty beach, lined with brightly-painted Victorian houses. Don’t forget a journey along the 22km-long Ffestiniog Railway either… you won’t be disappointed as the views are stunning!


Pittenweem, Fife


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It might be on the chilly side, but it turns out, Scotland is just as good with seaside destinations as they are with awesome cities. Situated on the east coast of Scotland in Fife is Pittenweem, a quaint little village that prides itself on its fishing heritage and has become a bit of a haven for artists in recent years. So much so, every August, there’s an art festival that takes place where people open up their houses and turn them into pop up galleries for the week. So now you can holiday in the UK and be cultured at the same time!


Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire


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It is likely that we’re biased, but the Yorkshire coastline really is something to behold. Stretching for 66 miles, all the way from Saltburn-by-the-Sea to Hornsea, there’s so much to discover. One of our favourite gems is Robin Hood’s Bay, which gets its name from the fact smuggling was rife there in the 18th century… something that you don’t need to worry about today though! On your way through the village, you’ll pass all the cute little cottages that make this place so special. The cobbled streets lead you to the beach, where you’ll be able to enjoy hours of fun, exploring the cliffs and inevitably treating yourself to some token fish and chips.


Tenby, Wales


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There’s a reason the Welsh coastline is in this list twice – it IS beautiful… On the south coast of Wales in Pembrokeshire, is the picturesque town of Tenby, known locally as Dinbych-y-Pysgod – we couldn’t say it either! Boasting three Blue Flag beaches and the cutest little houses, we reckon we could quite easily fall in love with the place. If you’re lover of pretty coastal walks, this is your place!


Salcombe, Devon


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When it comes to seaside destinations in the south, Devon is at the top of it’s game. With quaint little shops, charming old pubs and pretty pastel-coloured houses, Salcombe is known as one of Devon’s most prettiest coastal towns. And it’s no surprise – you’ll find Salcombe nestled in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty! Visit South Sands for stunning beach views & exciting water sports and head out onto the estuary by ferry to find secluded coves so pretty, you’ll quickly forget you’re even in the UK.


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