Why Britain’s Seaside Towns Are The Perfect Place For Your Next Getaway

Like many other people, my travel plans have been disrupted for this year due to the current pandemic. As countries start to cautiously open their borders to travellers for the first time in over three months, many people will be eagerly waiting to see if the chance of a summer holiday could actually become a reality.

Although many of us can’t wait to take to the skies again and explore some of the world’s most beautiful locations, the pandemic will inevitably leave some people wanting to stay on UK soil and enjoy breaks closer to home. If a staycation is what you’re planning for your next break, then be rest assured that the UK has a host of seaside locations which will provide the perfect holiday setting.

As part of their latest campaign, Regatta have selected a number of UK seaside towns which have been popular with tourists for decades. As well as this, they have also gone back in time to explore what each location used to look like, compared to the modern-day.


For many years now Brighton has been one of the UK’s most popular seaside locations. Whether you’re visiting with family or friends, there is something to enjoy for everyone and some of the features which were located in the town decades ago, still appear today.

The most noticeable change is the West Pier which was created back in 1866. Sadly the structure was destroyed by a fire back in 2003, but it remains still stand strong just off the Brighton shoreline. If you’re a lover of marine life, then SEA LIFE Brighton is a must. The aquarium was opened in 1872 and still welcomes thousands of visitors each year. Known as the oldest operating aquarium in the world and home to the country’s largest collection of sharks and rays; it’s the perfect place for the whole family.


The Welsh town of Llandudno has been a favoured seaside location since the 19th Century, due to its picturesque surroundings and popular attractions. If it’s a true seaside experience you desire, then Llandudno is the perfect location.

The majestic Llandudno pier still stands today and provides the perfect walkway to take a leisurely stroll whilst taking in the views and enjoying an ice cream. Whilst many parts of the town have been modernised, you can still get a glimpse into the resort's past, as you observe a classic Punch and Judy show in the shadow of the area's idyllic Victorian architecture. As well as plenty of local cafes and restaurants to grab a bite to eat, the younger members of the family can try their luck in a number of arcades.


Nestled in the north-west of England, Blackpool welcomes millions of tourists each year due to its abundance of attractions. Whether you want to enjoy a thrill-seeking day at the pleasure beach or soak up the local nightlife; Blackpool has it all to offer.

The most noticeable structure which has been present in Blackpool for decades now is the iconic Blackpool Tower. Although the tower alone attracts thousands of tourists to the town, over recent years the local council have transformed most of Blackpool’s appearance. Tourists can still enjoy classic features such as the famous donkey rides along the beach, but new attractions such as Madame Tussauds and a 4D cinema has allowed Blackpool to develop a more modern twist.

By booking at these three seaside locations alone, you can start to understand the breadth of destinations that are on offer right here in the UK. Whether you want to enjoy the thrill of fairground rides or stroll along the beach with an ice cream, the possibilities are endless and prove you don’t have to travel far for the perfect holiday.

Where do you like to holiday in the UK? Let me know your favourite locations and join in the conversation on social, using #CoastalBritain.

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  1. I love visiting Blackpool, we have moved to France and its the place my son always asks to visit when we return home. I would love to visit Brighton one day

    1. Brighton is amazing, so full of independent shops.

  2. I always went to Blackpool with my parents as a child. Good memories

  3. I love getting away to Southwold, less people but really beautiful but we do need to find other seaside places to go to x

    1. I've never been to Southwold. Interesting! We live miles away but would check it out if we are ever in the area.