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Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen - 4 Nights for the Price of 3 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 - 20% October Discount 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 - 3 Nights for the Price of 2 Special Offer

Salcombe

‘We rate this very highly in almost every respect.’ Praise from a reader for Keith Makepeace’s much-loved, family-run, family-friendly, dog-friendly hotel in a ‘gorgeous’ coastal setting.
  • 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 - October Wine-Tasting Event Special Offer

Abersoch

There is a deceptive ‘wacky’ quality to the Fletcher-Brewers’ ‘lovely’ hotel overlooking Cardigan Bay, a casual vibe that belies the professionalism of the operation.
  • 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 - Early Autumn Special Offer

Isle of Iona

‘Being here makes even a committed atheist feel holy,’ wrote a reader after a visit to Iona and a stay at this hotel, occupying a row of crofters’ cottages.
  • 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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The White House

The White House - Murder Mystery Weekend Special Offer

Herm

The ferry from Guernsey brings guests to this tiny, car-free island; the one and only hotel sends a tractor for their bags.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • honeymoon
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • for_wine-lovers
  • wi-fi
  • gourmet
  • wildlife_watching
  • tennis
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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 - Wild Atlantic Way Special Offer

Rathmullan

More a professional operation, less an intimate Irish country house experience, Mark and Mary Wheeler’s hotel on the shore of Lough Swilly, in ‘wild and wonderful’ Donegal, has something for everyone.
  • weddings
  • 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 - 'Coastal Walking' 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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Bedruthan Hotel and Spa

Bedruthan Hotel and Spa - Complimentary Lunch Special Offer

Mawgan Porth

It is not that they’ve put away childish things at this contemporary hotel set into the hillside above Mawgan Porth beach. It remains very family-friendly, but there is plenty for adults.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • baby-friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • surfing
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Cley Windmill

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

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 - Three Night Special Offer

New Romney

‘After a journey along the bumpy road, we were welcomed at the door by Lisa and Clinton, who took our cases up the rather steep stairs to a lovely room.’
  • 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 - 10% Midweek Discount Special Offer

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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Trefeddian Hotel

Trefeddian Hotel - Autumn Breaks Special Offer

Aberdovey

‘It was fabulous to gaze across the dunes and golf course to the sea, with the sunset,’ writes a reader who ‘much enjoyed’ this year's break at the Cave family’s hotel.
  • 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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The Rose & Crown

The Rose & Crown - Autumn Free Bottle of Wine Special Offer

Snettisham

‘We had a wonderful stay. It’s a fabulous pub in a gorgeous village, and just a couple of miles from the sea.’
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • pub_with_rooms
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
  • seaside
  • baby-friendly
  • pub_with_rooms
  • wildlife_watching
  • good_value
  • great_breakfast
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The Gallivant

The Gallivant - Midweek Spa Escape

Camber

‘Great to cross over the road to an incredible beach where you can stroll for miles,’ writes a reader who spent ‘a great weekend’ at Harry Cragoe’s restaurant-with-rooms.
  • weddings
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • gourmet
  • seaside
  • wi-fi
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • golf
  • eco-friendly
  • walking
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
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Drakes

Drakes - 'Romantic Stay and Dine Getaway in Brighton' Special Offer

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 - 'Sunshine and Dine' 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
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St Brides Spa Hotel

St Brides Spa Hotel

Saundersfoot

'An example of what a British seaside hotel can do.' Trusted readers were impressed by Lindsey and Andrew Evans's coastal property, created with an 'ambition, vision and style one might associate with California or Australia'.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • for_wine-lovers
  • outdoor_dining
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The Scarlet

The Scarlet - Complimentary Wine Flight Special Offer

Mawgan Porth

Shhh! It’s adults only at this ‘truly special’ cliff-top hotel, which, say readers this year, ‘achieves a wonderful balance of chic luxury, tranquillity and culinary delight’.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • eco-friendly
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
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Cary Arms & Spa

Cary Arms & Spa - 'Audacious October' £190 per Room per Night Special Offer

Babbacombe

‘The lodging-houses at Bablicome are magnificent to be seen, And the accommodation there would suit either king or queen.’ William Topaz McGonagall extols the beauties of Babbacombe, where Lana de Savary’s hotel sits just above the beach, at the foot of a wooded corniche road.
  • 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 - Blas Restaurant Dining Club Special Offer

St David's

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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The Lifeboat Inn

The Lifeboat Inn - Dinner Bed & Breakfast Special Offer

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

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 03, 2019