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Coastal breaks

There is nothing like a seaside break, and coastal hotels are a refreshing home from home at anytime of the year.

From glistening shorelines to sweeping moors, Britain offers even the most intrepid traveller an unforgettable holiday experience. And there's always a Best Western hotel waiting to welcome you wherever you stay on your coastal break.

Right around the coast of Great Britain you'll find a Best Western hotel to suit your stay. Whether you book a break on the South coast, the amazing Welsh coastline or the North West resorts of Britain, Best Western hotels give you a unique and individual experience.

Explore over 7000 miles of awesome coastline in Scotland, head to one of the popular beach resorts on the South coast or book a Best Western hotel around the West coast of Britain in Devon and Cornwall.

Coastal break destinations:

Whitby breaks

A coastal town to get your teeth into! Whitby is a beautiful coastal town on the North Yorkshire coast. The town maintains a distinct charm, with its narrow medieval streets and picturesque harbour. It’s pretty harbour, the town's centrepiece, and is often brimming with colourful vessels including trawlers, small fishing boats and pleasure-craft. Much of the town that surrounds the harbour is ringed by cobbled, medieval streets, lined with pubs, restaurants and petite shops.

Top Whitby attractions:

  • - Whitby Abbey
  • - Whitby Walks - Dracula Tour
  • - Whitby Museum
  • - Esk Valley Railway

Torquay breaks

Torquay is the English Riviera. It’s a great venue for family holidays, short breaks or as a base for exploring Devon and the surrounding area. Torquay is situated on the South Devon coastline in sheltered Torbay, and is the most popular and largest town in Torbay, comprising, Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, and is a fabulous place to relax, to soak up the atmosphere, to take in the scenery, the parks and the gardens and to enjoy the experience of a holiday in a classical English seaside resort, at all times of the year. Be warned - you will not see herds of wildebeest sweeping majestically across the plain!

Top Torquay attractions:

  • - Pennywell Farm and Wildlife Centre
  • - Plant World
  • - The South Devon Railway Trust
  • - River Link Cruises - Dartmouth

Scarborough breaks

Britain’s first seaside resort! Scarborough provides an absolutely perfect seaside holiday location for people of all ages, with its safe and sandy beaches and numerous other seaside attractions. Dive into the exhibits at the Sea Life Marine Sanctuary, wander through Scarborough Art Gallery and the newly refurbished Rotunda Museum. Scarborough provides you with all year round fun and events.

Top Scarborough attractions:

  • - Scarborough Castle
  • - Harbour
  • - Sea Life Centre
  • - North Bay Railway

Newquay breaks

Newquay, the famous holidaying town located on Cornwall’s Atlantic Coast, has frequently topped the prestigious ‘Which Holiday Survey’ of Britain’s favourite seaside towns and is one of the nation’s most popular destinations for coastal breaks.

Top Newquay attractions:

  • - Tolcarne Beach
  • - Buccaneer Bay
  • - Trenance Gardens and Leisure Park
  • - Newquay Zoo
  • - Asylum Entertainment

Dover breaks

Dover stands out on the South-East Coast, both culturally and historically, as a wonderful and varied destination for a family trip or weekend away. The lively port town is nestled on the southern coast of Kent and faces France across the narrowest part of the English Channel. On a warm summer’s day, nothing can beat a beach or harbour-side swim, the majestic cliffs in the distance and the choppy sea lapping around your chin.

Top Dover attractions:

  • - The White Cliffs of Dover
  • - Dover Castle
  • - Dover Museum
  • - Roman Painted House
  • - St Edmund’s Chapel

Brighton breaks

Brighton Rocks! Brighton is a great seaside town, with a huge mix of heritage, culture and seaside fun. Developed over centuries, it attracts visitors with its peaceful streets, beautiful sandy beaches, traditional seaside fun, fine dining and sophisticated shopping. There is so much to see and do, not only in the town itself, but also in the surrounding area.

Top Brighton attractions:

  • - Brighton Pier
  • - SEA LIFE Centre
  • - Royal Pavilion
  • - Brighton Marina

Blackpool breaks

More than just a ‘kiss me quick’ hat, Blackpool is a Mecca for anyone that wants a fun British seaside break. The fastest and tallest roller coasters, world-class shows, cosmopolitan restaurants, vibrant nightlife, an active sports scene and breathtakingly beautiful scenery on Blackpool's doorstep. More things to do than you can swing an inflatable mallet at!

Top Blackpool attractions:

  • - Pleasure Beach
  • - Blackpool Zoo
  • - Blackpool trams
  • - Blackpool Tower

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