Fabulous South Coast
Our curated guide to Englands glorious South Coast. Running from the south of Kent all the way to Devon and Cornwall, the South Coast is one of the most picturesque regions in the whole of the UK.
Discover the UK’s South coast
From its lush sandy beaches to the Victorian seaside towns, this breath-taking coastline is a perfect holiday destination for the families, couples and anyone looking to explore this beautiful part of the country.
Officially the sunniest area of the UK, the South Coast is the UK’s gateway to Europe. On sunny days, along certain stretches of the 400-mile, visitors will be able to see France in the distance! However, for those looking for something a little closer, the region boasts an eclectic array of attractions.
From World Heritage Sites and national parks to vibrant regions such as Brighton, the South Coast offers something for everyone. It also boasts a delicious choice of restaurants, cafes and eateries offering tastes from across the globe. There are also several vineyards and breweries offering superb drinks to relax with after a long day exploring!
Here we feature six popular destinations along the South coast where we showcase a selection of fabulous holiday cottages, homes and fabulous places to stay on holiday.
Considered the Garden of England, the Kent coastline is packed with popular destinations and hidden gems. For those who love walking, the region has some stunning routes along the channel, while the rolling countryside offers a tranquil and idyllic alternative.
Kent also features an array of vibrant choice of seaside towns, from the picturesque Whitstable Bay to the bustling port town of Folkestone. This ensures that couples and families alike will always be able to find somewhere to explore, while the Kent coast also features an abundance of cultural destinations, alongside a host of delicious restaurants and cafes serving up locally-produced food to sample.
The golden beaches of the Sussex coastline offer a dramatic and stunning view of the iconic white cliffs. From rocky inlets to bustling cities such as Brighton, there is no let-up in the activities holidaymakers can get up to.
For those looking to explore some of Britain’s rich history, then the seaside town of Hastings is a fantastic location to explore the famous battle. For those looking to explore more of the stunning natural beauty of Sussex, there are hundreds of walking routes that take in the incredible coastline as well as the gorgeous countryside.
New Forest (Hampshire)
The perfect blend of coastline and countryside, the ancient trees of the New Forest are one of the most popular destinations for holidaymakers in the UK. For those looking to escape the hustle and bustle, the beautiful sandy beaches offer a great spot to do just that.
However, if you are looking to explore the region a bit more, then there is plenty to discover in the New Forest. From a day trip to the Isle of Wight and the stunning Winchester Cathedral to the rolling South Downs that inspired the likes of Charles Dickens. After a busy day exploring, you can then enjoy a well-earned meal in one of the many award-winning restaurants on offer.
The Dorset coastline and the surrounding countryside offers visitors spectacular views, while the region also plays host to an incredible history. From the natural beauty of the Moors Valley Country Park to the legendary Jurassic Coast, which is packed with dinosaur fossils, the region is a must-visit location for holidaymakers of all ages.
While it is famed for its historical sites, the Dorset coast also offers a vibrant array of attractions thanks to its bustling towns and cities. Packed with art galleries, exhibitions and events, you will never be short of things to do. After a busy day exploring the local attractions and sights, you can unwind in one of the countless restaurants and pubs that are dotted across the coastline.
South Devon Coast
One of the most picturesque spots in the whole of the UK, the south Devon coastline is spectacular and has been named an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Alongside the stunning views, the region also boasts two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Alongside an abundance of attractions from seaside towns to family-friendly resorts.
South Devon is steeped in history, famous for its Jurassic-era fossils and Roman remnants. However, it is also packed with modern attractions and cultural events, ensuring the destination is perfect for couples and families alike.
South Cornwall Coast
The rugged Cornish coastline, the miles of pristine sandy beaches and its crystal-clear water combine to make the south Cornwall coastline an incredibly popular destination for all ages. With an array of English Heritage attractions and National Trust properties, the region is also one of the most vibrant, with celebrity chefs opening delicious restaurants across the area.
One of the sunniest and warmest parts of the country, it is a great location for summer holidays and each year, there are countless events, festivals and exhibitions held. There are also some incredible coastal walks for those visitors who want to take in the picturesque views the region has to offer.