The UK has a variety of hotels for Christmas by the sea... There's nothing quite like a walk on the beach to work up an appetite for Christmas, or perhaps you're the adventurous type and will even get in a swim or surf before the festivities really begin! Then again, you might be more like us and simply happy to enjoy views of crashing waves as you sip on mulled wine and tuck into, just one more, mince pie before the day is through. For something truly magical at Christmas time it's hard to beat a setting by the sea. From spa hotels to pubs with rooms, family friendly escapes to romantic retreats, there are so many options to choose from when it comes to a coastal Christmas this year. We're fans of loch-side lodges in snow covered woods, eco-friendly getaways and log fires in townhouse hotels. We've made our list and checked it twice and there's definitely something for every mood and every type of Christmas celebration.