20 of the best British beach hotels

20 of the best British beach hotels

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Soar Mill Cove Hotel

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Soar Mill Cove

Family owned, family run, exuberantly family friendly, Keith Makepeace’s ‘welcoming’ hotel stands in rolling countryside above a valley running down to the shore.
From £125 per night
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • view
  • indoor_pool
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
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The Nare

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Veryan-in-Roseland

‘Pretty well perfect’, Toby Ashworth’s seaside hotel on the Roseland peninsula, founded nearly 30 years ago by his grandmother, continues to please.
  • seaside
  • view
  • indoor_pool
  • gym
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • spa
  • disabled
  • wifi
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Trefeddian Hotel

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Aberdyfi

‘A hotel with heart and soul’, this long-time favourite overlooking Cardigan Bay has been ‘well run’ by the Cave family and ‘unfailingly cheerful’ staff for more than a century.
From £65 per night
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • view
  • indoor_pool
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • b&b
  • disabled
  • wifi
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The Gallivant Hotel

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Camber

‘Jolly’ dinners and a ‘bright, friendly’ atmosphere come together at Harry Cragoe’s carefree restaurant-with-rooms, across the road from the high dunes of Camber Sands.
From £95 per night
  • seaside
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
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Seaham Hall

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Seaham

‘A wonderful place, combining luxury, style and high standards with a pleasantly friendly and relaxed approach.’ This serene, ‘civilised’ Georgian country house close to the sea is ‘popular with all ages’, say trusted Guide correspondents who celebrated ‘a very special wedding anniversary in this very special place’ in 2016.
From £195.00 per night
  • indoor_pool
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • disabled
  • wifi
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The Old Coastguard

The Old Coastguard

Mousehole

In an old fishing village, a ‘friendly’ welcome and the ‘young, very buzzy atmosphere’ attract visitors to this personable Victorian hotel overlooking the sea.
From £135 per night
  • seaside
  • view
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
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The Cary Arms

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Babbacombe

By a ‘fabulously secluded’ cove, Lana de Savary’s chic hotel clings to wooded cliffs overlooking the beach.
From £195 per night
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • view
  • indoor_pool
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
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The Blakeney Hotel

The Blakeney Hotel

Blakeney

In a ‘scenic’ setting facing ‘tranquil’ marshland – ‘a joy for painters’ – the Stannard family’s ‘popular’ traditional hotel attracts all generations of regular guests, who praise the ‘remarkably high standards of service and amenities’.
From £85 per night
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • gym
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • parking
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Driftwood Hotel

Driftwood Hotel

Portscatho

‘A poetic setting of beach and sea and garden.’ An ‘abundance of calm’ settles upon this smart seaside hotel, thanks to the ‘very hands-on’ owners, Paul and Fiona Robinson, and their well-trained staff.
From £180 per night
  • gourmet
  • seaside
  • view
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
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Bedruthan Hotel and Spa

Bedruthan Hotel and Spa

Mawgan Porth

In an ‘excellent’ spot overlooking the beach, this post-war fun palace is ‘a winning choice for families with young children’, says a recent guest.
From £139 per night
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
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Tresanton

Tresanton

St Mawes

Atop a steep hill, a higgledy-piggledy path leads to this cluster of houses forming a ‘faultless’ hotel whose panoramic views reach across Falmouth Bay towards St Anthony’s lighthouse.
From £255 per night
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • view
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
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Fowey Hall

Fowey Hall

Fowey

What could be more perfect for a child-friendly hotel than the house that was Kenneth Graham’s model for Toad Hall, overlooking an estuary for messing about in boats?
From £190 per night
  • seaside
  • view
  • indoor_pool
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
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Penally Abbey

Penally Abbey

Penally

There’s much that appeals at this ‘superb’ hotel, in a skilfully spruced-up late 18th-century Gothic house looking out to sea, say guests in 2016: ‘friendly, helpful’ staff; ‘excellent’ food; ‘lovely’ spots to lounge in; a good-natured atmosphere throughout.
  • romantic
  • view
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
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The Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel

Eastbourne

Beloved for its ‘wonderfully old-fashioned’ aura, this ‘majestic’, ‘splendidly luxurious’ Victorian hotel exults on the seafront, basking in the praise of ardent fans who have long lobbied for a full entry in the Guide.
From £190.00 per night
  • honeymoon
  • seaside
  • view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • parking
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Boskerris Hotel

Boskerris Hotel

St Ives

St Ives in summer, for all its charms, is crowded. But stroll along the Coastal Path, or take the train one stop to Carbis Bay, and you can be sitting here on the sun terrace, drink in hand, gazing out to the lighthouse that inspired Virginia Woolf.
From £150 per night
  • seaside
  • view
  • walking
  • garden
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • parking
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The Scarlet

The Scarlet

Mawgan Porth

An eco-friendly, low-tech ethos meets indulgent, high-spec style at this adults-only hotel in ‘a superb situation overlooking a classic Cornish bay’.
From £210.00 per night
  • seaside
  • view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • weddings
  • walking
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
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The Beach

The Beach

Bude

Take in ‘lovely sea views’ at Susie and Will Daniel’s stylish hotel, whose lively bar and restaurant overlook the popular, family-friendly beach.
From £140 per night
  • seaside
  • view
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • wifi
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The Pig on the beach

The Pig on the beach

Studland

The fourth addition to Robin Hutson’s drove, this little Pig, in a ‘rambling’, turreted Gothic manor house, is ‘a relaxed version of a country hotel, noticeably enjoyed by guests of all ages’.
  • seaside
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
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The Seaside Boarding House

The Seaside Boarding House

Burton Bradstock

For those who like to be beside the seaside, this style-conscious hotel ‘has much to recommend it’.
From £200 per night
  • seaside
  • view
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
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Sands Hotel

Sands Hotel

Margate

‘Sympathetically and stylishly refurbished’, Nick Conington’s Victorian seafront hotel is ‘on top of its game’, say Guide readers in 2016.
  • seaside
  • view
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi

Britain has plentiful coastline. From Cornwall to Scotland, and from the Welsh coast to the Kent sands, there’s a beach for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly hotel or a romantic room with a view, there’s a perfect seaside place to stay for you. This selection is taken from our seaside hotels.