Five Brilliant Beachside Breakaways
Escape the crowds and bolt for the beach this winter
Waters Edge, Beadnell
This luxury property with far-reaching coastal views has French doors leading onto the large glass balcony overlooking the sea and is just a few minutes walk from the vast sandy beach at Beadnell. The kitchen area is fully equipped, while the dining area has a large table and bench seating for 10 guests. After a long day exploring the coastline, unwind in the lounge in front of the cosy wood burning stove.
Raithwaite Sandsend, Whitby
There’s so much to love at this hotel nestling between the sweep of Sandsend beach and the wild North Yorkshire moors. With a contemporary hotel, cottages and lodges, the mixture of accommodation here means it is the perfect place for everything from a romantic retreat to a family celebration, and they’ll organise a host of activities should you wish to try surfing or SUP, yoga on the beach or head to sea on a special boat trip.
Bike & Boot, Scarborough
This is a one-of-a-kind hotel. Relaxed, fun and with loads of facilities to make your stay extra special, you’ll find everything from surf board storage to a dog groomer for your sandy pet to enjoy a pamper, and when it’s too wet to head out, head to The Retreat with its squishy armchairs, free coffee and cake – the perfect place to hunker down in.
The Ship Inn, Elie
This lively pub with rooms overlooks Elie’s beautiful beach and bay, with a great cosy bar for when it’s cold and the beachside beer garden for when it’s not. This family friendly, beachside pub is smart enough but relaxed, in a Nantucket meets-Scotland way, with touches of tartan mixed with maritime memorabilia. They love dogs here too, who we are sure wouldn’t miss this trip for the world.
The Midland, Morecombe
An architectural masterpiece with 44 Art Deco bedrooms and magnificent views over Morecombe Bay,. The Midland was designed by Oliver Hill and restored for the 21st century. From classics cocktails to delightful dishes, whether you’re dining in the Sun Terrace Restaurant or indulging in afternoon tea, you’re promised the best service and the beach-front location means stunning sea views without hopping on a plane.