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

.From dolphin-spotting to table tennis, there is plenty to enjoy at Keith Makepeace’s family-friendly hotel, which stands in expansive countryside, with views towards the sea.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
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The Nare

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Veryan-in-Roseland

‘In lush, beautifully tended gardens, this wonderful cliff-top hotel offers a sense of timeless peace and isolation.’
  • gym
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • view
  • disabled
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Trefeddian Hotel

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Aberdyfi

‘The sun doesn’t have to shine before you get a warm welcome,’ writes a reader in 2017, of this much-loved hotel overlooking Cardigan Bay.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • view
  • b&b
  • disabled
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The Gallivant

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Camber

California beach motel meets the great British coast in ‘plenty of good spirit’ at Harry Cragoe’s ‘fun, likeable’ restaurant with rooms across the dunes from Camber Sands.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • gourmet
  • seaside
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Seaham Hall

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Seaham

Overlooking Durham’s heritage coast, this Georgian mansion, all sea views and sofas for sinking into, is ‘a wonderful place, combining luxury and style with a friendly, relaxed approach’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • disabled
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The Blakeney Hotel

The Blakeney Hotel

Blakeney

The view is one of marshes and moored boats, of creeks and children crabbing, from Emma Stannard’s well-established, family-friendly hotel on the quayside of a coastal village.
  • gym
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • disabled
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Driftwood Hotel

Driftwood Hotel

Portscatho

‘A charming place in a charming situation’, Fiona and Paul Robinson’s ‘stylish, informal’ New England-inspired hotel soaks in the spread of Gerrans Bay.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • gourmet
  • view
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Bedruthan Hotel and Spa

Bedruthan Hotel and Spa

Mawgan Porth

A short stroll from the beach, this ‘top-of-the-class’, ‘exceptionally family-friendly’ hotel is ‘in a great cliff-top location’ overlooking the sea.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
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Tresanton

Tresanton

St Mawes

There’s no escaping the sweep of the sea at this ‘really super hotel’ above Falmouth Bay: a wraparound deck catches the sun; French doors in the restaurant open on to terraces; nearly all the bedrooms look across the water towards St Anthony’s lighthouse.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • view
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Fowey Hall

Fowey Hall

Fowey

Close to heritage coast and sandy cove, this ‘delightful old mansion’, the Victorian pile that inspired Kenneth Grahame’s Toad Hall, is packed with ‘first-rate facilities’ for young and old.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
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Penally Abbey

Penally Abbey

Penally

Overlooking the Pembrokeshire coast, Melanie and Lucas Boissevain’s chic hotel is ‘clearly on the up’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • view
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The Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel

Eastbourne

A survivor from a more elegant age, this family-friendly Victorian hotel grandly stands on the seafront.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • view
  • disabled
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The Old Coastguard

The Old Coastguard

Mousehole

The ‘wonderful sea views’ from this ‘fantastic’ hotel are but part of its charm: it is equally praised for its ‘pleasant, helpful staff’, ‘most delicious food’ and ‘great atmosphere’.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • seaside
  • view
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Boskerris Hotel

Boskerris Hotel

St Ives

On a hill above the beach at Carbis Bay, Marianne and Jonathan Bassett’s ‘well-situated’ 1930s hotel is a stylish, bright and breezy retreat with ‘stunning sea views’ across the water to Godrevy lighthouse.
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • seaside
  • view
  • disabled
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The Scarlet

The Scarlet

Mawgan Porth

Clean, contemporary design, eco credentials and ‘wonderful views’ attract guests to this voguish, adults-only hotel overlooking ‘a classic Cornish bay’.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
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The Cary Arms

The Cary Arms

Babbacombe

Step out of your yacht, if you have it, and on to the private jetty at Lana de Savary’s cliff-face hotel, on a ‘fabulously secluded’ cove; the rest of us will descend the winding road and admire the wide vista over the Teign estuary.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • view
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The Beach

The Beach

Bude

Exchange lace-ups for flip-flops and train times for tidal tables at this popular surfing spot on the Cornish coast.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • view
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Sands Hotel

Sands Hotel

Margate

Admire ‘marvellous sea views’ from Nick Conington’s ‘stylishly refurbished’ Victorian hotel on the seafront in one of Kent’s original resort towns.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • view
  • disabled
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The Pig on the Beach

The Pig on the Beach

Studland

The fourth of Robin Hutson’s informal, coolly rustic hotels, this little Pig went to the beach, settling in a ‘wonderful location’ – a rambling manor house in gardens facing Studland Bay.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • seaside
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The Seaside Boarding House

The Seaside Boarding House

Burton Bradstock

Mary-Lou Sturridge and Tony Mackintosh (late of London’s Groucho Club) have turned a once-derelict B&B into a ‘laid-back but sophisticated’ restaurant-with-rooms within sound of the waves.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • seaside
  • view

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.