With a three-mile long blanket of sand, Woolacombe Beach is ideal for playing games with the kids like frisbee or football, or building sandcastles. If they’re keen to explore, take them for a splash about in the rock polls or an wander around the rolling dunes.
Top local attraction: Diggerland – where the kids can have buckets of fun riding and driving real diggers!
When to go: Midweek to avoid Friday and Sunday traffic (you can thank us later)
Best value hotels: The Manor Hotel (you can sometimes get rooms from £17 a night!), White Hart Hotel, Travelodge Tiverton.
The number one reason to visit Crosby Beach? It has to be to see Antony Gormley’s iron men sculptures. These quirky statues add major character to the beach and will provide great photo opportunities for the kids.
Top local attraction: Chester Zoo – with over 500 species of animals to make friends with, it’s perfect for your little monkeys!
When to go: Monday – Friday
Best value hotels: The Podworks Hotel, Regent Maritime Hotel, Travelodge Liverpool Central
London City Beach, Shoreditch
Be beside the seaside and in the trendy part of London all at once with London City Beach in Shoreditch. Kick off your shoes and feel the sand between your toes, all while enjoying beach games, pop up food stalls, music and much more.
Top local attraction: St Katherine Docks Treasure Trail
When to go: Saturdays and Sundays between 15th June – 16th July
Best value hotels: Travelodge London Bethnal Green, The Z Hotel Shoreditch, Travelodge London City Road
A last minute day out to the beach never looked so good, so stop looking and get booking, because we’ll get you to the beach for less this summer!