The best sea views to wake up to

Jenai Laignel / 15 February 2016 ( 23 May 2017 )

There are plenty of unique and charming holiday destinations dotted along the British coast, giving the perfect sea views.



If you don't live by the coast, there's no better way to start a day than opening your curtains to a blanket of blue sea and there are plenty of unique and charming UK holidays and holiday rental cottages dotted over the country where this can be a reality. 

Here are some of our favourite seaside destinations and the holiday homes which offer the best views of the coast.

Even if you’ve lived your whole life in the UK, there’s always somewhere new to discover. Find out more here.

Portreath, Cornwall

Portreath, Cornwall 

With a pretty harbour, glorious cliffs, traditional pubs and nature trails close by, Portreath is the perfect base for exploring all that Cornwall has to offer.

Where to stay? Ranked number 2 for the ’top coastal properties to stay in’ by the Saturday Times newspaper in 2015, The Sand House is a contemporary, detached house is perched high above the spectacular sandy beach at Portreath, and its raised terraces mean the views are unparalleled. 

On a mild day, you can really take advantage of the exceptional outdoor space. 

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Clachan Seil, Scotland

Clachan Seil 

Clachan Seil in the north west of Scotland is the perfect seaside retreat. As well as being a great base for a visit to the local whisky distilleries, golfing, fishing and cycling are all available locally too.

Where to stay? Looking for an uninterrupted sea view? Seabank holiday cottage could be for you. 

It's situated in one of the most scenic areas of Southern Argyll and is spacious and tastefully decorated – ideal for larger parties.

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Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye 

If you're thinking of visiting the wonderful Isle of Skye, there's plenty to keep you busy. Boat trips, sailing, fishing and canoeing are just some of the activities freely available.

Where to stay? This charming property in Fiskavaig is a traditionally furnished holiday cottage, with an open fire in the living room, offers views across Loch Bracadale, and makes the ideal base for exploring.

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Carbis Bay, Cornwall

Carbis Bay, Cornwall

A beautiful sandy beach with Blue Flag status, Carbis Bay is in a sheltered position near the pretty seaside town of St Ives, making it a perfect summer getaway destination.

Where to stay? The 4* Carbis Bay Hotel and Spa has a beautiful setting overlooking the sea and acts as the perfect base for exploring the west coast of Cornwall. 

Combine sightseeing and sunbathing with a bit of pampering in the hotel's spa where Saga guests enjoy a 10% discount off treatments!

Discover the Cornish coast from a spectacular location Find out more here.

Sandbank, Dorset

Sandbanks Hotel, Dorset

Sandbanks is a beautiful beach, situated on the coast of Dorset, crossing the mouth of Poole harbour.

Where to stay? The pretty 4* Sandbanks Hotel is perfectly situated to enjoy the South of England's Jurassic coast and is in close proximity to the Navy port of Portsmouth, the Isle of Wight and the beautiful town of Swanage.

Discover the exclusive peninsula of Sandbanks from a lovely seaside hotel, and explore the Jurassic Coast and beyond… Find out more here.

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