The Best Coastal Holiday Homes in the UK

Think sea-salt infused air and dramatic landscapes, the rugged British coastline, where land meets sea, is a haven for creating memories forged from moments of togetherness in one of the best coastal holiday homes in the UK.

A tranquil setting, where the calming sound of retreating waters set against the background of the summer sun becomes the only soundtrack you need for your escape. Spend days dipping toes in the shallows, jumping over crashing waves and sunbathing on top of golden sands. Relax into the evening with a glass of wine in hand while sharing tales from the day as the sun disappears into the ocean. 

Whether you’re looking to explore the white sands of Northumberland or the clear blue waters of Cornwall, discover the best coastal holiday homes in the UK for you and the whole family to enjoy. 

Beach Manor, West Sussex

Beach Manor - West Sussex

Nautical nods blended together with a touch of the Hamptons is what you’ll find at Beach Manor, the West Sussex abode that couldn’t be closer to the beach if it tried – you can almost skim rocks from the comfort of the garden. The ultimate multi-generational escape with a plethora of facilities, including a garden room/bar and a hot tub with the most enviable neverending view heading out to sea. Awake from your slumber to the sound of soothing waters and birdsong, accompanied by the golden shimmer of the sun rising for the day. 

There is plenty to explore around the area with a series of coastal walks on the doorstep and the historic cathedral city of Chichester located close by. 

Ocean Eyes, Devon

Ocean Eyes - Devon

One of the most sought-after coastal towns in the UK, Salcombe has always enjoyed a reputation of high affluence and this is captured in Ocean Eyes, a luxurious suite that optimises opulence with every detail. With views over the Kingsbridge Estuary and the rolling hills that tower above it, there are prime bird-watching opportunities with species such as Cormorants and Shelduck often spotted around the area. A stylish design is found throughout, perfect for modern living with friends and family, or indeed a more intimate escape. 

Spend your day exploring the National Trust maintained South West Coast Path, taking in the awe-inspiring scenery as you go. As the day begins to draw to a close and suns final embers are felt, enjoy the shimmering reflection of the moon hitting the water as you hunker down with your favourite tipple in hand.

Beach View, Pembrokeshire

Beach View - Pembrokeshire Coast

Standing proudly on the Pembrokeshire Coast overlooking the shores below is the architectural marvel, Beach View. Designed by a local architect famed for his work on the Tenby Lifeboat Station, the clue is in the name of this property from its enviable position to panoramic sea vistas. Venture through the array of wildflowers and greenery, taking in the scents of a coastal garden in full bloom as you go, and you’ll find a heated swimming pool perfect for early morning dips to cool off from the summer sun.

The renowned Freshwater East Beach, famed for its sand dunes and nature reserve, is a short five-minute walk from the front door and the perfect spot for unwinding as a family. 

Minack View - Cornwall

This exuberant coastal home is very much the depiction of best of both worlds, surrounded by golden sands to the back and rolling fields to the front. Minack View is a sanctuary of neutrality flaunting different shades of blue throughout; bringing the outside in. Light and space is of the essence at this Cornish home, encouraging the view to be enjoyed at different angles. An array of skylights and large window panes are scattered throughout, ensuring that the sun’s warming rays are felt in each room – the best possible start to the day. Terracotta hues complement the variety of coastal shrubbery found in the garden, providing the vision of an aesthetic often found in the Mediterranean. 

Porthcurno beach is located a short 10-minute walk away, however, if you would like to venture a little further afield, the famed Pedn Vounder is only a 25 minute drive. In recent times it has received acclaim for its resemblance to the coves found on the Amalfi Coast. 

Pen y Bryn, Abersoch

Pen Y Bryn - Abersoch

A stylish blend of modern touches and traditional pieces, Pen Y Bryn is a charming home for the whole family to enjoy. The traditional Welsh cottage has been elegantly extended into the luxury abode you see today, with all of the fixtures and fittings needed for a memorable stay. From start to finish, the property flows in a manner crafted for socialising and entertaining, with the handmade kitchen the hub for those morning chats while sipping that first coffee. Translated to ‘Top of the Hill’, the house enjoys an elevated position, ensuring that both the coastal and countryside views are taken full advantage of – you really won’t ever miss a thing here.

Located in the ever-popular seaside town of Abersoch, you will never be out of things to do and explore at Pen Y Bryn. There are farm shops, pubs and restaurants aplenty in the town, however, venture a little further and you will be greeted by the sandy beaches of the Llyn Peninsula.

Christie Mansion - Isle of Wight

An Art Deco masterpiece is what awaits guests at Christie Mansion. Dating back to the back end of the roaring 20’s, the start of the interior phenomenon that still inspires today, it is clear to see that this Isle of Wight home has been designed with entertaining in mind. A bygone era is celebrated throughout with a drawing room, a grand dining room and an elegant exterior straight out of the pages of your favourite Agatha Christie novel. The garden is a landscaping triumph with artistic influences found dotted around the space, with statues and sculptures each with their own tale to tell.

You aren’t short of beaches and coastal walks at Christie Mansion, with Small Hope and Shanklin both a short distance away. The Isle of Wight has a growing reputation of fine dining and both The Heron in Ryde and Thompson’s in Newport are located 20-minutes by car. 

The Bay at Beadnell, Northumberland

The Bay at Beadnell - Northumberland

A coastal home designed with the sole purpose of maximising the location and the views it so elegantly flaunts. The topsy-turvy layout means that the open-plan living space overlooks the seascape, capturing all angles and allowing the light to flow through the property – with that backdrop, al fresco dining never looked so good.

There are a plethora of activities that can be found on the sweeping bays of Beadnell, with paddleboarding, windsurfing and kite-surfing the ideal option for the thrill seekers among the group. For those looking for a more relaxed afternoon, you will find the historic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle and Craster just a short drive away.

Seahaven, Devon

Seahaven - Devon

A South Devon home with many layers and quirks to uncover, Seahaven is the ideal destination for an active family escape at the heart of the English Riviera. Inside you will find spacious living nooks with every turn and of rooms to explore, however, outside is where there is so much to unpack. Washed white walls and cove walkways as if from the mountains of Santorini lead to the heated indoor swimming pool, overlooking the seas of Torbay below. If that wasn’t enough, while away the day in the sunken hot tub brandishing the same desirable views and toast time spent with loved ones. 

There are pubs, restaurants and attractions, as well as neighbouring towns such as Shaldon and Teignmouth all within easy reach of Seahaven, allowing guests to explore the breathtaking scenery that South Devon has to offer. If you’re lucky, you may even be greeted with the welcoming sight of the red cliffs of Dorset in the distance.

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