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Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen - 3 Nights for the Price of 2 Special Offer

New Milton

‘My four-year-old loves Chewton as much as I do, it’s always a struggle to leave.’ ‘We stayed to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary, and it exceeded expectations.’
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • wine
  • disabled
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • honeymoon
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_wine-lovers
  • gourmet
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
  • with_cooking_school
  • baby-friendly
  • horse_riding
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
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Star Castle

Star Castle - Spring 2020 Full Board Special Offer

St Mary's

With ‘epic’ views across to Tresco and Bryher, the Francis family’s ‘really good hotel’ combines ‘a great setting’ with ‘fabulous historic features’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • view
  • wi-fi
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Soar Mill Cove Hotel

Soar Mill Cove Hotel - Midweek Special Offer

Salcombe

Binoculars are supplied for dolphin- spotting at this much-loved, family- friendly hotel. Bedrooms have glass doors leading to patio or balcony, views of cove and coastal gardens, or National Trust countryside. Wild-flower walks and beach days beckon.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • baby-friendly
  • wi-fi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • outdoor_dining
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Porth Tocyn Hotel

Porth Tocyn Hotel - 3 Nights for the Price of 2 Special Offer

Abersoch

The first generation of children to stay at this family-run hotel will be grandparents or great-grandparents now, but the timeless beauty of the view across Cardigan Bay, the fun of a safe sandy beach, great food and warm hospitality are as they ever were.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • baby-friendly
  • wi-fi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • country_house
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Argyll Hotel

Argyll Hotel

Iona

The best tables in the sun lounge gaze across the water to Mull at this owner-run hotel occupying a row of crofters’ cottages. Menus embrace locally caught fish, hand- creeled langoustines, crab and lobster, organic garden produce.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • vegan-friendly
  • wi-fi
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La Sablonnerie

La Sablonnerie - Suite Upgrade Special Offer

Little Sark

‘Wonderful as ever,’ writes a reader this year, a regular returnee to Elizabeth Perrée’s 16th-century, whitewashed stone farmhouse in a beautiful part of this car-free island.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • exceptional_value
  • honeymoon
  • seaside
  • tennis
  • bird_watching
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • dog_friendly
  • parking
  • romantic
  • wildlife_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
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Rathmullan House

Rathmullan House - Winter Nights Special Offer

Rathmullan

Overlooking the long sea arm of Lough Swilly, this Georgian house in wooded grounds on the Wild Atlantic Way, is family-run and family-friendly. There are play facilities, an indoor pool, a choice of dining options, a beach at the end of the garden.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • disabled
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • for_wine-lovers
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The Nare

The Nare - Complimentary Afternoon Tea Special Offer

Veryan-in-Roseland

‘The views are glorious,’ writes a Guide regular, after a visit to Toby Ashworth’s hotel above Carne Beach. ‘Each night I fell asleep to the sound of waves.’
  • gym
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • view
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • dog_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
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Cley Windmill

Cley Windmill

Cley-next-the-Sea

All hotels demand upkeep, though it is rare for owners to have to replace a fan wheel or fit new sails. But, then, there is nothing ordinary about Julian and Carolyn Goldee’s B&B.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • baby-friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • historic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • vegan-friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • seaside
  • honeymoon
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The Atlantic Hotel

The Atlantic Hotel - Free Dinner Offer

St Brelade

It’s a golden anniversary year for Patrick Burke’s sleek ocean liner of a hotel in mature landscaped gardens overlooking St Ouen’s Bay.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • honeymoon
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • for_wine-lovers
  • gourmet
  • wi-fi
  • baby-friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
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Romney Bay House

Romney Bay House - Escape to the Coast Flexible Special Offer

New Romney

In the elemental landscape of Romney Marsh, between English Channel and golf course, this remote 1920s house, built for Hedda Hopper by Clough Williams-Ellis, is an oasis of warmth and civilisation. Bring boots and binoculars, not bucket and spade.
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • wi-fi
25% voucher
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Titchwell Manor

Titchwell Manor

Brancaster

‘A log fire was burning in a small sitting room’ when our inspectors arrived on a rainy night, at Eric Snaith’s Victorian farmhouse hotel overlooking field and marsh to the sea.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • honeymoon
  • seaside
  • view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
  • baby-friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • good_value
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The White Horse

The White Horse - Free Bottle of Wine Special Offer

Brancaster Staithe

There are Brancaster oysters and beer- battered cod on the bar menu at this family-run inn with views across the salt marshes to the sea. Close by are miles of unspoilt honey-hued sandy beaches, perfect for kite-surfing.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • pub_with_rooms
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • disabled
  • golf
  • baby-friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • vegan-friendly
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Trefeddian Hotel

Trefeddian Hotel - Midweek Summer Breaks Special Offer

Aberdovey

A hotel for family holidays, not boutique or trendy, but relaxed, with the beach just across the road, sea-facing lounges, packed lunches to order, children’s supper, tea on the terrace, a putting green, and good, old- fashioned hospitality.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • baby-friendly
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • horse_riding
  • wheelchair_accessible
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Drakes

Drakes

Brighton

‘One of the nicest locations we’ve stayed at.’ Trusted readers enjoyed a night’s stay at Andy and Gayle Shearer’s boutique hotel on the seafront.
  • weddings
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • child_friendly
  • disabled
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • gourmet
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • for_wine-lovers
  • boutique
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Seaham Hall

Seaham Hall - Summer Revival Special Offer

Seaham

Readers ‘felt they had done their very best to look after us’, after a week-long stay at this Georgian mansion.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
  • baby-friendly
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
10% discount voucher
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Cary Arms & Spa

Cary Arms & Spa - Romantic Hideaway Experience Special Offer

Babbacombe

You can arrive by sea and moor at this secluded hotel, which clings to the cliffs above the Teign estuary. Beach huts in tropical coastal gardens have wall-to-wall glass doors, a sunbathing deck, views across Lyme Bay.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • baby-friendly
  • wi-fi
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • vegan-friendly
  • for_wine-lovers
  • mooring_available
  • wildlife_watching
  • outdoor_dining
  • honeymoon
  • fishing
  • walking
10% discount voucher
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Shieldaig Lodge

Shieldaig Lodge - Food Lover's Package

Gairloch

Stone eagles mark your arrival at the gates of Nick and Charlotte Dent’s ‘impressive’ Victorian hunting lodge, down a single-track road, its lawns lapped by Loch Gairloch.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • tennis
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • wi-fi
  • historic
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • country_house
  • romantic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • gourmet
  • for_wine-lovers
  • honeymoon
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • bird_watching
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • seaside
  • golf
  • horse_riding
  • cycling
  • wildlife_watching
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • wheelchair_accessible
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Twr y Felin Hotel

Twr y Felin Hotel - Welcome Back Suite Escape 4th Night Free Special Offer

St Davids

We don’t wish to blow our own trumpet, but we like to think the Guide played a small part in the runaway success of Wales’s first contemporary art hotel.
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • disabled_facilities
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
  • boutique
  • gourmet
  • parking
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • weddings
  • garden
  • electric_charging_point
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Watersmeet

Watersmeet - Ramblers Package Special Offer

Woolacombe

On the South West Coastal Path, this former Edwardian gentleman’s retreat has cliff-top views of the three-mile-long beach.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • baby-friendly
  • wi-fi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • golf
  • parking
  • bird_watching
  • wheelchair_accessible
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The Lifeboat Inn

The Lifeboat Inn

Thornham

With ‘open views’ across salt marsh and sea, this atmospheric 16th-century inn has rescued travellers from storms and hunger for over 500 years.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • pub_with_rooms
  • historic
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • seaside
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Lewinnick Lodge

Lewinnick Lodge - Romantic Getaway Special Offer

Newquay

Wake to the sound of the sea and exhilarating Atlantic views at this cliff-edge hotel hovering on the edge of Pentire Headland.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • vegan-friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • baby-friendly
  • garden
  • eco-friendly
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The Green House

The Green House

Bournemouth

Ethical hospitality is a priority at this hotel in a handsome Victorian villa close to the seafront.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • seaside
  • eco-friendly
  • baby-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • vegan-friendly
  • electric_charging_point
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The Blakeney Hotel

The Blakeney Hotel

Holt

Kids enjoy crabbing and mud, glorious mud, on the quay at this well-run hotel. Older guests prefer local crab in a sandwich with chilled Picpoul de Pinet. All love north Norfolk’s unspoilt beaches, the indoor pool, seal trips to Blakeney Point.
  • gym
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
  • wildlife_watching
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Hell Bay Hotel

Hell Bay Hotel

Bryher

Outside, calm protected beaches and dreamy views of outlying islets. Inside, rooms with a breezy New England style, an acclaimed collection of Cornish art and a menu highlighting gloriously fresh produce from the Isles of Scilly. Its crab shack is a popular summer fixture.
  • gym
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • dog_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible

Hotels by the sea

British weather aside, the summer is in full swing, and it’s the perfect time to head to the seaside.  With bucket and spade in hand, whether you’re looking for a family holiday or a romantic mini break, British beach hotels have a reputation for historic charm and the most spectacular scenery across England, Scotland and Wales.

The variety of hotels is something we often talk about – you hear seaside and it’s so often simply connected with family holidays.  Of course, there are few places as charming or as wholesome as our beaches to take children to enjoy the summer (or indeed a bracing walk in the winter), but there’s also a wealth of opportunity for a luxurious or romantic break.

Chewton Glen, the famed spa hotel in New Milton for example, has a glowing reputation as part of the Relais & Châteaux collection for wonderful food, pristine surroundings and a sophisticated experience.  With a view to counter all others, on the other hand, Soar Mill Cove Hotel, just outside the seaside town of Salcombe, has been wowing visitors for decades, nestled as it is into a dip in a valley that meanders down to a quiet beach – perfect for a quiet swim if you dare.

In Scotland, the rugged beauty of the landscape is really something that belongs in storybooks.  A favourite location amongst hikers and those seeking adventure, the likes of Romney Bay House, surrounded by shingle beaches and marshland is a delight for the senses.  Alternatively, the Channel Islands has a wealth of spectacular escapism to offer, including La Sablonnerie, which we have visited time and again, in love as we are with the 16th-century farmhouse  that has been operating as a hotel since 1948.

This is a selection of all of our hotels by the sea.

Last updated: June 23, 2020