Who doesn't love a trip to the beach? Young and old, big or small we can't wait to wriggle our toes in the sand or listen to the lap of the waves. Well nearly every single one of our Sleeps12 properties are within an hour of a great beach, so what are you waiting for start packing!
A day at the beach is perfect all year around, long bracing walks in the winter followed by a large hot chocolate or a summer trip complete with fishing nets, crab lines, a wind break and some sandwiches. Not a lot has changed over the years and we still love a trip to the beach, in fact we'll bet that you've already thought about a trip this year already.
Not everyone is lucky enough to live overlooking the sea and so why not holiday close by? Our Sleeps12 properties are not beach side but that wont stop you from enjoying a day trip to some great beaches. Here is a quick round up of our favourite spots all within an hours drive of some of our properties.
To see all of our amazing properties click on the link at the bottom and start choosing your perfect property today. We still have a few weeks available in the summer holidays so get cracking, the tide waits for no man (or woman!).
Located near the Quantock Hills Kilve beach is just about perfect! Okay, so sand is limited but the rocky shoreline has a romantic feel and the rugged coastline is stunning. The rock pools will keep the kids entertained for hours and there is a large grassy area behind the beach calling out for a picnic and a game of rounders!
Hosting the ever popular Broadchurch TV series West Bay is popular now but always has been, its long shingle beach, clean water and small marina make this a very busy but friendly place to visit. Great pubs and cafes surround the marina and village so you'll be able to pop in for a pint and a packet of crisps. The nearby town of Bridport is small but worth a visit too.
Long walks along the seafront, shallow water, sand dunes and boats - all things you'll find at Exmouth. Popular with families as the beach is lifeguard patrolled in the summer, it also has areas of rock pools, a dog friendly section at the end open all year around as well as jet ski areas and a marina for you boating enthusiasts. There is always something to see and do at Exmouth. Served by a regular train service you can be in Exeter within 30 minutes so if you get bored of the beach why not pop and do some shopping!
Weston Super Mare
The home of the Grand Pier Victorians flocked to Weston, as it is fondly called by locals, and the tourists have never stopped. Wide beaches, a classic 'kiss-me'quick' feel complete with donkeys and Punch and Judy envokes a nostalgic feel that the whole family will love. Packed with events throughout the year there is always something going on from music concerts to art trails. A fun day out for all the family! Just remember to pack the sun cream!
These beaches are within an hour of our lovely Sleeps12 properties mentioned, there are so many more beaches, harbours and coastline to be explored when you stay in one of our properties so we recommend grabbing a map and setting off on your own day trip to explore further afield!