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Chewton Glen

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

New Milton

Readers are ‘unable to fault anything at all’ at this ivy-clad country house hotel on the edge of the New Forest, ‘the ultimate luxurious and indulgent treat’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • 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
  • with_cooking_school
  • baby-friendly
  • horse_riding
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • great_breakfast
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Star Castle

Star Castle - Autumn full board Special Offer

St Mary's

The Francis family’s charismatic hotel, with many historic features, continues to please regulars, mainly for its ‘superb’ hilltop location, genial service and tip-top seafood.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • view
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • for_wine-lovers
  • foodie
  • tennis
  • vegetarian_friendly
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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
  • wi-fi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • baby-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • outdoor_dining
  • bird_watching
  • electric_charging_point
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Talland Bay Hotel

Talland Bay Hotel - 'Coastal Paths and Bubble Baths' Winter Getaway Special Offer

Talland-By-Looe

There is such a spirit of caprice about this cliff-top hotel, with its playful décor, its sub-tropical gardens filled with whimsical sculptures. A place for leisure and pleasure, with sea views from many bedrooms, alfresco dining on the terrace.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • disabled
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • foodie
  • outdoor_dining
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La Sablonnerie

La Sablonnerie - Suite Upgrade Special Offer

Little Sark

‘Paradise,’ write readers on their ‘umpteenth’ stay at this rose-smothered, whitewashed hotel on a tiny, car-free island.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • exceptional_value
  • honeymoon
  • seaside
  • bird_watching
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • dog_friendly
  • romantic
  • wildlife_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • foodie
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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
  • wi-fi
  • seaside
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • disabled
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • for_wine-lovers
  • wheelchair_accessible
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The Nare

The Nare - Christmas Cards Special Offer

Veryan-in-Roseland

‘The Nare’s description of itself as “the country house hotel by the sea” sums it up nicely.
  • gym
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • view
  • disabled
  • dog_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • parking
  • outdoor_dining
  • wheelchair_accessible
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Cley Windmill

Cley Windmill - 3 Nights for the Price of 2 Special Offer

Cley-next-the-Sea

Rising above the reed beds and River Glaven in a pretty village no longer ‘next the sea’, Julian and Carolyn Goldee’s 19th-century windmill offers characterful accommodation.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • baby-friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • romantic
  • historic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • vegan-friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • seaside
  • honeymoon
  • foodie
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The Atlantic Hotel

The Atlantic Hotel - Free Dinner Offer

St Brelade

It’s all about the seaside at this luxury hotel designed to resemble a 1930s ocean liner, where readers this year had a ‘wonderful, relaxing stay’.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wi-fi
  • tennis
  • honeymoon
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • for_wine-lovers
  • gourmet
  • baby-friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
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Romney Bay House

Romney Bay House - Winter Coastal Break 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
  • wi-fi
  • exceptional_value
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • romantic
  • parking
  • good_value
  • foodie
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Titchwell Manor

Titchwell Manor - 3 nights for the price of 2 Special Offer

Brancaster

Twitchers are in their element at Titchwell, with an RSPB nature reserve just up the road – but so too are foodie couples, beach-seeking families and dogs, who can eat with their owners in the casual Eating Rooms.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • honeymoon
  • seaside
  • view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wildlife_watching
  • good_value
  • great_breakfast
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The White Horse

The White Horse - 3rd Night Free 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
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • pub_with_rooms
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • disabled
  • golf
  • baby-friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • vegan-friendly
  • boutique
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Trefeddian Hotel

Trefeddian Hotel

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
  • wi-fi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • baby-friendly
  • parking
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • horse_riding
  • wheelchair_accessible
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Drakes

Drakes - Autumn Getaway Special Offer

Brighton

‘A really memorable experience without stuffiness or formality,’ write our trusted reviewers of this stylish boutique hotel on Brighton’s Marine Parade.
  • weddings
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • child_friendly
  • disabled
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • gourmet
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_wine-lovers
  • boutique
  • baby-friendly
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Seaham Hall

Seaham Hall - Three Night Christmas Special Offer

Seaham

‘A wonderful place’, this Georgian mansion with a pedigree (Lord Byron was married to Anne Isabella Millbanke in the drawing room) stands in landscaped gardens overlooking Durham’s heritage coast.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • baby-friendly
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • gourmet
  • parking
  • walking
10% discount voucher
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Cary Arms & Spa

Cary Arms & Spa - 'Family Bauble' 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
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • baby-friendly
  • 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

Once a Victorian hunting lodge, this ‘unpretentious’ hotel makes the most of both its history and its West Highland geography on the banks of Loch Gairloch.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • country_house
  • romantic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_wine-lovers
  • honeymoon
  • bird_watching
  • seaside
  • golf
  • horse_riding
  • cycling
  • wildlife_watching
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • boutique
  • baby-friendly
  • foodie
  • historic
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Twr y Felin Hotel

Twr y Felin Hotel - Christmas Package Special Offer

St Davids

A Georgian windmill sits at the heart of Wales’s first contemporary arts hotel, on the edge of the UK’s smallest city, a stroll from Caerfai Bay.
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • disabled_facilities
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
  • boutique
  • gourmet
  • parking
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • weddings
  • garden
  • electric_charging_point
  • surfing
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Watersmeet

Watersmeet - Winter Indulgence Break Special Offer

Woolacombe

On the South West Coast Path, this former Edwardian gentleman’s retreat has ‘wonderful’ cliff-top views over an expanse of sea and sand.
  • baby-friendly
  • bird_watching
  • child_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • garden
  • golf
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_dining
  • outdoor_pool
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • seaside
  • spa
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • vegan-friendly
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Lewinnick Lodge

Lewinnick Lodge - Romantic Getaway Special Offer

Newquay

Atop the craggy Pentire headland, this cliff-edge hotel dispenses exhilarating views and the soothing sounds of the Atlantic.
  • baby-friendly
  • child_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • eco-friendly
  • garden
  • outdoor_dining
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • seaside
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
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The Green House

The Green House - £50 Per Room Per Night Sunday Special Offer

Bournemouth

Ethical hospitality is a priority at this ‘friendly, really special’ hotel, in a handsome Victorian villa close to the seafront.
  • disabled_facilities
  • eco-friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • garden
  • parking
  • seaside
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • weddings
  • wi-fi
  • conference/meeting_friendly
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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
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wildlife_watching
  • cycling
  • golf
  • baby-friendly
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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
  • wi-fi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • dog_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • foodie
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Morston Hall

Morston Hall

Holt

‘Amazingly gorgeous.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • gourmet
  • cooking_school
  • conference_meeting
  • wine
  • disabled
  • golf
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • for_wine-lovers
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • wildlife_watching
  • great_breakfast
  • parking
  • seaside
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The Seafood Restaurant

The Seafood Restaurant

Padstow

Not for nothing is this fishing port town nicknamed Padstein, with 40 catered rooms spread around six properties, but here is the restaurant-with-rooms where it all began.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • disabled
  • with_cooking_school
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • vegan-friendly
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • parking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • foodie

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: October 28, 2020