Coastal Hot Tub Holidays
Did you know that there are around 7,700 miles of coastline in the UK? That’s before we even mention the beachside resorts and all the fun and games that come with them. Think fish and chips, Punch & Judy and the chance to hire out a bright-coloured hut for the day.
The truth is, our British beaches don’t get enough praise. So, this season, why not forget about the long-haul flights and airport queues – and instead stay somewhere closer to home. From the Isle of Wight to the North Yorkshire coast and everything in between, we guarantee you’ll fall in love.
Plus, when you see the range of luxury hot tub accommodation on offer, we bet you’ll be coming back for more in no time. You see, a hot tub holiday on the coast is ideal for groups of friends, families, couples and even solo travellers. So why not take a look at our coastal hot tub breaks and start planning a seaside staycation everyone will love?
Best locations for coastal hot tub breaks
Best for: Feeling like you’re abroad
South Cornwall is often dubbed the Cornish Riviera – and for good reason. Here, you’ll find picturesque harbours, award-winning restaurants and sandy beaches that could be somewhere international. Of course, the north coast brings its own charm, with cliffs and water sports in abundance. In the summer, Cornwall attracts a varied crowd so whatever type of coastal cottage with hot tub you’re after, you’ll definitely find something to suit.
Best for: Outdoor adventures
Devon is called Mother Nature’s Playground and it’s easy to see why. The landscape is varied with rugged coastline and dense countryside, there’s plenty of animal spotting opportunities and the rock formations along the Jurassic Coast bring visitors in throughout the year. Some of the most popular places to visit include Torquay, Brixham and Paignton – which are also called the English Riviera. Here, you’ll find plenty of holiday cottages and lodges with hot tubs.
Best for: Luxury breaks
If you like the finer things in life then you won’t go wrong with a trip to Dorset’s Sandbanks. In fact, this South West gem attracts A-list stars and some of the country’s best-loved sports players. That’s not the only reason to visit. There’s also gorgeous beaches, award-winning bars and restaurants, water sport opportunities and family-friendly attractions like Durdle Door – an ancient stone arch that you might recognise from pictures.
Best for: Something a bit different
Wales might not spring to mind when you think of a sunny coastal trip but the country has some lovely beaches to explore. When the weather’s on your side, head to Aberaeron, St Davids, Tenby or even Abersoch – all of which offer everything you could need. Plus, if it’s not sunbathing weather, there are lots of coastal walking routes including the Wales Coast Path which follows 870 miles of Welsh coastline. There’s also Snowdonia National Park to add to your list!
Best for: Family fun
Not only is Norfolk home to multiple Blue Flag Beaches but there’s lots to do and see just off the sands including the Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach and SEA LIFE Aquarium. When you’re not on the rides, the fun doesn’t stop back at the range of holiday parks either. Here, you’ll find log cabins and holiday homes with private hot tubs, double bedrooms, enclosed gardens and more! And, a lively entertainment scene in the evening.
Best beach activities for coastal hot tub breaks
It’d be rude not to indulge in a few water sports on a holiday by the sea. After all, from the south coast to the north shores, there are some magnificent beaches and blue waters just waiting for you to come in. Choose from swimming, surfing, sailing or even stand up paddle boarding and don’t forget to take those spectacular sea views in. If you prefer to go at a slower pace, you’re sure to find somewhere comfy on the golden sands too.
A beachside BBQ
Many of the UK’s beach resorts are becoming food destinations in their own right – thanks to pop up shacks and seafood restaurants. You could grab some dishes to go and set up a spot on the sand. Or, you could light your own fire and serve up some delicious food of your own. Be sure to check the rules for the particular beach you’re visiting but many allow small BBQs.
Play outdoor games
Ever tried running on the beach? Trust us, it’s hard but a guaranteed laugh. Whether with family or friends, why not set up a sandy obstacle course with prizes for the winners – and a forfeit for the loser. You could include a sandcastle competition, burying challenge and even a swimming section. And, if you’re feeling really social, you could invite some others to join in.
Lots of the UK beaches are open to well-behaved dogs and, close by, you’ll also find dog-friendly walks and trails. After a morning splashing around, what better way to work up an appetite than by exploring the local landscapes with your furry friend in tow? There’s also plenty of pet-friendly cafes and pubs dotted about, which is the perfect place to retreat to when you’ve got your steps in.
There’s something special about watching the sun go down as you’re wrapped up with blankets on a balmy evening. Even better, you could pop open a few cocktail cans or even bring your own mixes to say cheers. The kids are guaranteed to enjoy a late night on the sands, and the adults are sure to love the peace and quiet for another hour. Just make sure you’ve got a nearby table booked for afterwards.
Popular types of hot tub breaks
Add some bubbly bliss to your next coastal staycation with a private hot tub cottage in Cornwall.