Home to some of the most secluded and tranquil islands and hotels of the world, the UK coastline provides ample opportunity for a coastal break for couples in the UK.
Here are some great examples.
Grand Hotel in Scarborough
If you’re looking for a bit of old-fashioned grandeur for a romantic getaway, then the Grand Hotel in Scarborough is worth a look.
This magnificent landmark overlooks Scarborough’s South Bay and is a wonderful example of Victorian opulence from the time when Scarborough, and resorts like it, were the height of fashion.
The hotel’s Harbour Lights Restaurant is perfect to enjoy the expansive views while enjoying your meal.
More details can be found at https://www.britanniahotels.com/hotels/the-grand-hotel-scarborough/, including room prices, availability and more about the hotel.
To find out more about Scarborough and the local area, visit https://www.visitscarborough.com/.
The quintessential British seaside family holiday is also a lover’s paradise. Book into the Grand Hotel which is famed for its seafood restaurant and spa.
If old world charm is more your thing, lounge in luxury at the four-poster bedrooms of The Claremont.
Luxuriate at a couple’s massage at The Treatment Rooms followed by a champagne and oysters meal at Riddle & Finn’s.
For the ultimate luxurious, romantic experience, surprise your partner with a Champagne Flight from Brighton Scenic, while you watch the sun go down over the seas.
Have a read at our post on a great day in Brighton to plan your ultimate seaside escapade.
Camber Sands & Rye, England
Get ready to fall in love all over again at this coastal beauty which is a mere ten-minute car ride from the medieval town of Rye. Stroll the quaint cobbled stone streets to explore quirky boutiques, inns and pubs of a bygone era.
Tour the Ypres Tower Museum and explore their smuggling displays and medieval herb garden. Scale the summit of the 900-year-old St. Mary’s Church for a breathtaking view over Rye.
Visit https://www.visit1066country.com/things-to-do/camber-sands-p650791 for more details on this sandy paradise.
Romney Bay House Hotel, New Romney, Kent, England
This 10-bedroom mansion hotel, built originally for the American actress, Hedda Hopper, is a secluded gem set on an unspoilt pebble beach between Romney Marsh and the English Channel.
You can enjoy the sweeping sea views from the top floor terrace from an old-fashioned telescope. It is within easy reach of the White Cliffs of Dover and the Littlestone golf course.
You can get more details on http://www.romneybayhousehotel.co.uk/. Visit https://theromneymarsh.net/visitors for information on the place.
The Marine Hotel, Whitstable, Kent, England
The quaint old fishing village of Whitstable is renowned for its annual summer oyster festival. The Whitstable Oyster Company is not to be missed. Book into the lovely Marine Hotel, a step away from the shingle beach of Whitstable.
The bedrooms are generous and many have private balconies. Hop onto a private boat tour and later pop over to a fish and chips shop along the harbor.
Listen to the whooshing of the waves as you watch the day’s freshest catch being brought in by the local fishermen.
https://www.marinewhitstable.co.uk/ will give you all the information you need.
Beach Cove Coastal Retreat, Devon, England
Set into the rugged cliff side and overlooking the majestic Hele Bay, Beach Cove Coastal Retreat offers idyllic bliss.
Providing an ideal UK staycation for couples, you get to enjoy your private hot tub while taking in the vast sea views from your private external deck.
Hire cycles to explore the Tarka Trail, and end the day with a fabulous seafood dinner at The Quay, a popular harbourside restaurant.
If you’re looking for further details, read more at https://darwinescapes.co.uk/beach-cove-coastal-retreat/ and https://www.visitdevon.co.uk/ for area-specific information.
Isle of Eriska Hotel, Scotland
Dreamy views of Loch Linnhe and the Morvern mountains, this Scottish isle is a world away from civilization and connected to the mainland via a narrow bridge. For a romantic journey, take the Caledonian Sleeper from London.
Wake up in Fort William the next morning and enjoy a scenic drive to the majestic Isle of Eriska hotel. Grab your camera and head to the pier to spot grey seals and otters.
After a sumptuous dinner at the Scottish Baronial Big House, indulge in feeding the badgers on your hotel’s terrace. So much to write home about on this mini honeymoon!
More details can be found at https://eriska-hotel.co.uk/
Doyden Castle, North Cornwall, England
It’s like you’ve stepped back in time at the cliff side, Doyden Castle. The neo-Gothic windows affords unblocked views of the sea. Built in the 1800s, this castle is now a popular romantic getaway for many tired couples looking to escape the mundane. With no Wi-Fi signal to encroach on your time, stroll towards surf beach Polzeath, explore the rock pools and Port Quin’s sheltered inlet where you can try your hand at fishing and kayaking.
Find more details at https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/holidays/doyden-castle-cornwall and https://www.visitcornwall.com/places/north-cornwall.
The Reading Rooms, Margate, Kent, England
Though arcade games and fun fair rides have converted much of its seaside front, a few golden-era hotels in town still retain the old-world charm of Margate. The Reading Rooms is a lovingly restored 1760s, grade II listed Georgian townhouse on Hawley Square, just a few steps away from the sandy Margate beach. Luxuriate in your grandiose room replete with vintage chandeliers and ornate fireplaces.
Further details can be found at https://visitmargate.co.uk/. For an update on everything about the hotel, go to https://www.thereadingroomsmargate.co.uk/
Hell Bay, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, England
Set foot on rugged Bryher, the smallest of the inhabited Isles of Scilly, and find yourself in a secluded retreat overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Step off the ferry and step into pure luxury at Hell’s Bay, a 25-room fancy hotel, decorated with original Cornish art. Relish the popular Bryher crabs at the in-house restaurant, while gazing at the panoramic sea view. If you do manage to pull yourself away from this opulence, the island has many shipwrecks to explore and learn about.
If you need additional information on the hotel and area, read further at https://www.hellbay.co.uk/ and https://www.visitislesofscilly.com/, respectively.
Dairy Cottage Gwendra, Truro, Cornwall, England
If quirky is your style, then this converted 1930s barn in Cornwall’s rural Roseland peninsula will thrill you. With a Scandinavian vibe, The Dairy Cottage offers expansive sea views and a shared garden. One of five chic cottages housed in a series of restored stone farm buildings, the Dairy Cottage lies snugly between the low cliffs of Gerrans Bay. Catch the ferry to buzzing Falmouth and satiate your tastebuds at Tresanton, Olga Polizzi’s popular seafood restaurant.
Visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/holidays/dairy-cottage-gwendra-cornwall for all the information you need.
The Broch, Isle of Harris, Scotland
Harris is the southern tip of the island of Lewis and Harris. Sandy beaches, rugged mountains and tiny fjords (called the Bays) abound in one of Scotland’s finest isles. For a unique experience, book into the Broch. Built to resemble a Roman watchtower, the hotel interiors are an art lover’s haven. Climb the iron staircase to reach your four-poster bed which lies right below a circular skylight, the perfect spot to stargaze before you fall asleep amidst the tranquility of the lochs.
Read more details about the hotel on https://borvelodge.com/ and more on the area on https://www.visitouterhebrides.co.uk/our-islands/harris.
Clifftop Railway Carriage, Ceredigion, Wales
For a one-of-a-kind experience, stay at this former Edwardian railway carriage, now converted into a lavish cliff top hotel with magnificent 180-degree views of the beautiful Cardigan Bay. A perfect marriage of old-world charm and modern day luxury. The pastel blue and white interiors lend a beachy vibe while vintage light fittings add the touch of elegance. Enjoy your romantic breakfasts on the sun deck while you listen to the birdsong and watch dolphins playing in the surf. Back in your room, indulge in luxurious relaxation in your private freestanding, roll-top bath and cozy up by the fireside, after.
More hotel-specific information can be found at https://www.cardigan-bay.com/clifftop-railway-carriage-aberporth/ and area details at https://www.visitwales.com/destinations/mid-wales/ceredigion-cardigan-bay/things-see-and-do-ceredigion.
Shell Haven for Two, Amroth, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Stunning sea views are guaranteed when you book into this detached, split-level bungalow. Done up in contemporary style, Shell Haven for Two is true to its name, maintaining a bright beachside theme. Enjoy the rolling green hills as you explore the lovely Pembrokeshire coastal path. Beginning at Amroth Castle and ending at the harbor village of Saundersfoot, you can even go further to Monkstone Point for picture postcard views.
https://www.coastalcottages.co.uk/cottages/shell-haven-for-two/?ref=43480 will give you relevant hotel details and https://www.visitpembrokeshire.com/ will update you on the sights and sounds of the area.
The Yarrow Hotel, Broadstairs, England
Botany Bay in Broadstairs is one of the best sandy beaches that Kent has to offer. Book into the historic Yarrow Hotel, a former children’s convalescent home, and just a few minutes’ walk from the beach. Built in 1894 by Sir Alfred Yarrow, the now swanky hotel retains its original wide corridors. Choose the top floor rooms at the rear for the Hypnos beds, glossy bathrooms and the best sea views.
For further information on the best deals at the hotel, do visit https://www.yarrowhotel.co.uk/. Visit https://www.visitbroadstairs.co.uk/ for more on the area.
The Coastguard Lookout, Dungeness, Kent, England
Another quirky coastal break for couples in the UK, this former coastguard’s lookout in remote Dungeness has been modernized with high-quality furnishings while also keeping its original 1950s structure. Situated right on the pebbled beach, the boutique hotel has a minimalistic yet classy design. Leave all your cares at home and just relax in each other’s company at this secluded spot, away from the madding crowd.
https://www.mulberrycottages.com/cottages/coastguard-lookout-m84210will give you the details you need to book a stay and https://theromneymarsh.net/dungeness will educate you on the area.
Dart Marina, Dartmouth, Devon, England
This waterside extravaganza on the banks of the River Dart allows you to explore hidden coves and the popular Blackpool Sands which is a few minutes’ drive away. It’s also a short walk from the town’s character filled shops and award-winning restaurants. Choose to cook your own food with the self-catering option at Dart Marina or walk to the famous River Restaurant for tasty local mussels. Don’t miss a romantic trip to Dartmouth’s historic castle via ferry.
Get all the specifics you need to book your holiday at https://discoverdartmouth.com/ which gives you the area details and https://www.dartmarina.com/which informs you about the hotel.
Kinloch Lodge, Isle of Skye, Scotland
Kinloch Lodge, nestled within Loch na Dal, offers top end luxury. As soon as you arrive at the hotel, you can order chocolate dipped strawberries and champagne to your room while you cozy up in plush lambswool blankets. For a blissful experience, book the Digital Detox spa package where your phones are safely stored away, allowing you to luxuriate in a Botanical back massage and sumptuous dinners. If you prefer the outdoors, the wilderness experience will teach you to forage and fish. Later, enjoy a delicious dinner with local produce at the restaurant’s top-notch restaurant.
Room prices and availability of hotel rooms can be found at https://kinloch-lodge.co.uk/. Visit https://www.isleofskye.com/for more information on the beautiful island.
The Pig on the Beach, Studland, Dorset, England
Overlooking the iconic Jurassic Coast, Dorset is the perfect place to make special memories. From fossil-hunting to fishing trips, this spectacular county has you covered. However, you may prefer to just stay indoors when you book into this quirky 18th century hotel, reminiscent of fairy tales. Gargoyles, turrets and stone casements overlook gorgeous sea views. Delight in the delectable food served at its very own conservatory restaurant.
Visit https://www.thepighotel.com/on-the-beach/ for a thorough read on the hotel offerings and visit https://www.visit-dorset.com/explore/studland-p1023503 for details on the area.
Isle of Wight, England
You’ll be spoiled for choice of quirky accommodation when looking for a romantic, UK coastal staycation for couples. And more so, when you consider the Isle of Wight.A room booked at the Clock House hotel at Ventnor, which was formerly a part of the stables at Steephill Castle, lends you a private claw-footed Victorian bath and private garden. For far-reaching views out to sea, opt for the Coastguard Cottages on the Needles Headland on west Wight or the Old Church Lodge on St. Helens Duver for proximity to the beach.
The official online area guide at https://www.visitisleofwight.co.uk/ will give you the information you need.