PUBLISHED BY Paula
S ummer is almost upon us, and it's the perfect time to discover something new. So why not enjoy some of the best sights the UK has to offer.
There's nothing better than the sun, sea, and sand in the summer, so whether you're looking for a relaxing escape to the beach, or a short holiday full of exciting activities, we've got some fantastic coastal breaks for you. Here at Great Little Breaks, we've put together a list of our coastal spots that are perfect for soaking up the sun in the great outdoors this summer.
The Imperial Hotel, Torquay
This 4 star seaside hotel perched on a cliff top overlooking Torquay, offers breath taking views of the English Riviera as well as a whole host of local attractions to visit and explore. Sit back, relax, and watch the sun go down and the yachts sail by on this beautiful stretch of coastline.
The Imperial Hotel has over 150 bedrooms, many of which are sea facing rooms, along with a wide range of excellent facilities. If you're looking for a relaxing break, the hotel's health and leisure club offers guests both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi and for those who want a little more activity, the hotel also offers a fitness suite and tennis courts.
The seaside town of Torquay boasts numerous restaurants, but there's no need to venture far, as the Imperial has its own award-winning restaurant, serving up delicious seasonal dishes and an extensive drinks list, along with stunning views over the bay. If you're looking for a coastal escape, the Imperial Hotel is an ideal place to enjoy the wonders of Devon.
The Old Ship Hotel, Brighton
Known as the oldest hotel in Brighton, The Old Ship Hotel stands proud on the seafront of this popular coastal destination. This hotel combines its historic facade with modern touches, as well as excellent service and relaxed surroundings.
Forget about the stresses of everyday life as you hear the sounds of the waves and sink into a comfortable bed in one of the hotels elegantly designed rooms, or take some time to yourself to get active at the Old Ship's fully-equipped gym.
Just a stone's throw from the seafront is the Brasserie at The Old Ship Hotel. Overlooking the promenade, the Steak on Sea restaurant offers a menu of locally sourced British Food, continental gourmet dishes, complimented by an extensive list of wines. The restaurant also offers alfresco dining in the summer, perfect for watching the sun go down after a delicious evening dinner. If you're looking for a great little coastal escape, the Old Ship Hotel is ideal for a relaxing retreat.
Legacy Hotel Victoria, Newquay
Overlooking the town's main beaches, and with an incredible coastal location, Legacy Hotel Victoria is one of the finest hotels in Newquay. Not only is this hotel one of the most popular resorts in Cornwall, it is also a great location for family breaks and romantic escapes alike.
Legacy Hotel Victoria has two restaurants onsite. The View Restaurant serves up a range of delicious dishes to delight the taste buds, using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible to create a menu suited to all tastes. Senor Dick's restaurant is an authentic Mexican bar and restaurant which offers sumptuous food, tempting cocktails, and a relaxed atmosphere. Both hotels are extremely popular with guests staying at the hotel and local residents alike and ideal for both couples and families.
All rooms at the hotel are individually styled to create a home away from home for all guests, and many rooms offer stunning sea views. From sea to spa, the hotel also offers a range of excellent leisure facilities, including an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, and spa bath, and if you want some time to get active, the hotel also offers a small gym- ideal for a great work out.
Whether you're looking for a relaxed retreat, or an exciting escape, Legacy Victoria has something for everyone.
Ibis Styles, Blackpool
With a whole host of exciting attractions and entertainment, Blackpool is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK, and the Ibis Styles hotel fits right in. The hotel has a modern and contemporary style with bright colours and quirky touches that make it unique. Ideally located in the heart of the main promenade, many of Blackpool's attractions are within walking distance, including Blackpool Tower, Grand Theatre, and Blackpool's famous pleasure beach.
All bedrooms at the Ibis Styles are warm and welcoming with a modern feel, and offer guests en-suite facilities, a comfortable bed- perfect for a great nights' sleep after an exciting day out. The hotel also has an onsite restaurant and bar which serve up a range of delicious dishes and continental breakfasts, as well as an extensive drinks menu.
St David's Hotel and Spa
The 5* St David's Hotel and Spa is a striking contemporary landmark with breath taking views over Cardiff bay and a host of local attractions. The hotel offers the best in contemporary style and comfort as well as a light and spacious design throughout.
With over 140 rooms, guests can choose to stay in standard rooms, deluxe rooms, or suites, all reflecting the hotel's 5 star standard. All bedrooms have floor to ceiling stunning views across the bay, and most rooms have their own private balcony on which guests can relax and enjoy their surroundings.
The Tempus restaurant offers a relaxed and informal dining experience with stunning views across Cardiff bay. Dishes are prepared using locally sourced produce, presenting the very best is Welsh cuisine.
The hotel also boasts a world-class spa, undoubtedly the best spa in Cardiff. This award winning spa offers an indoor swimming pool, sauna, water corridor and fountains, hydro therapy spa pools, and a fully equipped gym. And for when you really need to be pampered, the luxury treatment rooms deliver a range of treatments, such as manicures, pedicures, massages, holistic treatments, and tanning.
Don't forget to visit our full range of short breaks.