Not everyone is able to get abroad this summer but this shouldn’t mean you should miss out on having a great summer. Although the UK is renowned for having dull and miserable weather, the summer still brings stunning sunshine across the country. This creates the perfect opportunity to make the most of our own beaches and coastal towns during a long weekend stay. From chilling on the beaches, kayaking with dolphins or surfing it up on some waves, the UK has a lot to offer this summer. With the kids finally on their holidays, we’ve decided to list some of the top UK destinations for you to explore this summer. With Airbnb, you can make the most of these opportunities without giving up home comforts.
With this heatwave affecting the whole of the UK, Cornwall is bound to be the ideal destination to head if you’re looking to hit the surf. Cornwall is surrounded by beaches and filled with things for families, young couples and individuals to take advantage of. Cornwall is home to around 40 surfable beaches and surf schools, so it’s hard not to give the sport a go testing your adrenaline whilst trying to keep your balance. There are also a wide range of other water sports to give you that adrenaline rush including cliff diving and kayaking adventures for both animal lovers and curious wanderers. If it’s dry land you prefer then there’s still plenty for you to get into, if you’re a fan of nature then the Eden project is a great start.
It’s hard to choose where you’ll be staying and not due to lack of choice. With over 2000 different accommodations varying from rustic barn conversions to spacious studio apartments on the seafront spanning across Cornwall, there are great places for any holidaymaker no matter what the party size.
Whether you want to build some super sandcastles, take a dip in the sea or find a spot and relax on the beach you’ve got enough choice with around 100 miles of coastline spanning across Dorset. Their beaches are fully diverse. Choose from picturesque long stretches of sand and countryside to Georgian built seaside resorts with traditional entertainment such as donkey rides and the good old-fashioned Punch and Judy show. There’s a beach for everyone with enough space for all. Coming away from the beaches there’s still a lot to explore and do in Dorset. With an array of stately homes and castles, there’s a huge amount of beauty to be explored with countless summer gardens and a rich history to learn about.
If you fancy a more active holiday, then you’ll be spoilt for choice. For the more reserved and peaceful groups, there are some great bird watching sites and walking hikes to be a part of, appreciating nature and countryside in our finest weather. For the adrenaline junkies out there, there’s plenty to do from the water you can go sailing, fishing, surfing and countless boat trips. On land you can go quad biking through various courses, climbing and abseiling the cliffs of Dorset or something safer with the Rock Reef activity attraction sporting a huge range of activities for everyone to enjoy.
As well as Airbnb, you can always take a look at some of the great accommodation options available on Booking.com.
Blackpool is well renowned for its long stretch of beaches and lively nightlife. Its seaside entertainment and spectacular events are unrivalled. It’s a great escape for those long sunny weekends with plenty to do.
With one of the only remaining grand theatre’s in the UK, there is always entertainment to be seen in Blackpool. There are spectacles to suit every taste from the mystifying Agatha Christies “The Mousetrap” that will leave you shuddering in suspense to watching in awe at Britain’s Got Talent winners, Diversity. For the adrenaline junkies there is of course Blackpool’s Pleasure beach, with child-specific shows and rides in Nickelodeon Land to adrenaline peaking rides such as the Pepsi Max there are things to do for everyone.