HomeTravel & CultureBritain’s Five Best Beaches Explore the beauty of the English coastline and embark upon a visit to one of the country’s finest beaches and sand-side hotels. From historic towns and quaint ports to luxurious properties and soothing spa hotels, here are our five favourite hotspots to visit for a truly lovely staycation. 1 Blakeney Point, Norfolk Step away from the modernised city surroundings of London and explore the simple beauty of North Norfolk’s coastline. Blakeney Point is a beautiful national nature reserve boasting both extraordinary wildlife and uninterrupted coastal views. Ideal for relaxing coastal walks, it’s an unspoilt piece of paradise. Where to stay: The Blakeney Hotel If waking up in a spacious room with the panoramic view of a gorgeous quay is your idea of heaven, then opt for a stay at The Blakeney Hotel. A luxurious privately owned family run hotel, boasting panoramic views across the Estuary and salt marshes to Blakeney Point, this four star hotspot boasts everything from a bar and restaurant to a rejuvenating spa bath, steam and sauna room. Prices: £147 for two adults per night in main season. Click here for additional information 2 Brighton, East Sussex Bustling, busy and utterly beautiful – Brighton’s beach is ideal for city slickers seeking a quick and accessible beach getaway. Ideal for day trips and longer stays, this seaside hotspot is brimming with chic independent shops, fantastic restaurants and a stunning pebbled beachfront. Even better – it’s only an hour’s train away from London. See what Brighton’s got on offer here. Where to stay: The Kemp Townhouse Townhouses in London hold a renowned reputation of quality and exclusivity – and this boutique Brighton version is no different. Kemp Townhouse is the city’s only five star rated accommodation – and it’s clear to see why. Venture back and forth from the scenic seaside and the city’s exquisite restaurants to end the evening in a luxurious four-poster super-king sized cloud. Prices: Rooms start from £667, based on two adults sharing. Find out more by clicking here. 3 St Ives, Cornwall An award-winning destination known for its family dynamic atmosphere and breathtaking scenery – pencil St Ives seaside town into your calendar as your next seaside discovery. One of Europe’s top ten beach destinations as voted by TripAdvistor, this Cornwall location is known for its golden beaches and idyllic waves. Boasting art galleries, exhibitions and of course, its four famous beaches. St Ives is ideal for a weekend spent soaking up nothing but sun, sand and salutation. Find out more by clicking here. Where to stay: A private property with Carbis Bay Holidays Add privacy and independence to your Cornwall visit by renting yourself a five star property for the whole family to enjoy with Carbis Bay. With a range of scenic and luxurious properties to choose from, Carbis Bay’s portfolio offer properties that can can sleep up to eight guests, making it ideal for a group getaway. Prices: Property stays start from £375. Find out more by clicking here. 4 Salcombe, Devon Dock at Salcombe, Devon’s sailing capital and spend some time in a famous fishing town. Salcombe is a divine seaside town brimming with fantastic restaurants, mueseums and even old-fashioned sweet shop. Traditional, tranquil and utterly terrific. Find out more by clicking here. Where to stay: The Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa Settle into the heart of a seaside setting at the Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa. Overlooking the Salcombe estuary, this coastal retreat boasts an indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, pebble room and beautiful bedrooms that are ideal for a relaxing summer getaway. Prices: Rooms start from £215 based on two adults sharing. Find out more by clicking here. 5 Woolacombe Beach, Devon Voted number one beach in the United Kingdom for its appearance, cleanliness and outstanding facilities, Woolacoombe offers postcard views, horseback ride along golden powdered beaches, and utterly gorgeous coastal charm. Find out more by clicking here. Where to stay: The Woolacombe Bay Hotel The Woolacombe Bay Hotel offers guests both landscape gardens and miles of sand. Boasting a choice of restaurants, apartment rentals as well as bedrooms with sea views, it’s a total must-try destination. Whether you’re seeking a private getaway or a group trip with friends and family, Woolacombe Bay Hotel & Spa is the best way to enjoy the coastal serenity. Prices: Rooms start from £220 per night, based on two adults sharing. Find out more by clicking here.