Seaside Towns to Visit in the Southeast of England
The UK is a treasure chest of coastal delights. From family-friendly seaside towns to chic cities right by the waterfront, there’s somewhere everyone can enjoy exploring. International travel might be off the cards for a while so this summer could be the perfect opportunity to see some of the most stunning scenery England has to offer.
It’s one of the most iconic places on this list and for good reason: it’s a place that is accepting of everyone, and you’ll feel included as soon as you arrive. Spend a day exploring the Lanes and discover the eccentric vibe of the city. Whether you want to dip a toe into some culture or the ocean - Brighton has plenty of beauty for you. If you want to get a taste of the foodie scene, you’re spoilt for choice with restaurants and bars.
Perhaps you fancy something more a little more tucked away. Little Hampton is a lovely seaside town. It has two award-winning beaches, which practically beg you to grab some fish and chips and take in the views. Whether you want to potter along the promenade or get out and about to enjoy the scenery - you’re bound to have a charming visit here. Travelling to Little Hampton is so easy, it’s just an hour and a half away from London.
Eastbourne is officially one of the seaside towns to watch. With a growing number of galleries and theatres, it’s making a firm place for itself within the alternative scene. Yet it still holds on to its seaside routes: with a pebble beach right by the pier and an amusement arcade. You can get the best of both worlds in Eastbourne. Do you need any more reasons to go? It’s the sunniest place in the UK so you’re bound to have the perfect summer holiday you well and truly need.
The Guardian voted Herne Bay one of the top 10 seaside towns in the UK. Once you get there it isn’t hard to understand why. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time into a traditional British seaside town. It is very quaint. Visiting the Herne pier is an absolute must. You can explore the past and even have a go on the helter-skelter. Don’t forget your suncream!
There are so many beautiful beaches in the UK, sometimes it’s hard to believe you haven’t gone abroad. Where is your favourite seaside spot?