Breathe in the fresh sea air and feel the gentle ocean breeze on your skin as you sip a hot cup of cocoa on the wooden steps of your holiday lodge. It’s the perfect way to spend a lodge holiday by the sea. Relax on your own private verandah, take in the stunning sea views or bubble away in the hot tub for a luxurious getaway that’s sure to be jam-packed with fun times and wonderful memories.

If you’re planning a coastal retreat then there’s plenty of clifftop spots, traditional seaside resorts and beautiful beaches to choose from. Coastal holidays offer something for everyone, from beautiful countryside and pristine beaches, excellent footpaths and trails, and bustling villages and towns.

Lodge Holidays has thousands of holiday homes to choose from, including rustic retreats by the sea and luxury coastal cottages and cabins. If you’re after a holiday cottage for the whole family, a small and snug home for a romantic getaway, or dog-friendly accommodation so your pooch can come along too, then we have something for you.

Best locations for a lodge holiday by the sea

Dramatic coastlines, stunning beaches and pretty seaside villages are aplenty across the UK.

West Sussex

Best for: Countryside meets coastline


West Sussex is a stunning county for those who like to be inland and on the coast. Spanning around 50 miles, the coastline is dotted with picturesque villages, charming resorts and pretty promenades and piers.

Outer Hebrides

Best for: Seclusion


This chain of Atlantic isles is home to exhilarating adventure, breathtaking beauty, and wild landscapes. Hop on a ferry for one hour and 40 minutes from mainland Scotland to enjoy a secluded and special coastal escape.

Snowdonia

Best for: Adventure


Snowdonia has something for everyone from mountain peaks to sandy beaches, thick forests and rolling hills. With 200 miles of coastline and 35 beaches, it’s a great spot for seaside-lovers who are looking for some action and adventure.


Northern Ireland

Best for: Dramatic coast


Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and Irish Sea, Northern Ireland is home to amazing beaches. Waves crash against the dramatic coastline which has an equally stunning backdrop of mountains, caves and temples.

Northumberland

Best for: Dog walks


Discover hidden bays, crumbling castles and sheltered beaches as you explore Northumberland’s beautiful coastline. Regarded as some of the quietest of the UK’s beaches, most of the county’s sandy shores are also dog-friendly so your pooch will have fun!


> Best coastal walks in the UK

Best coastal walks in the UK

Listen to the waves crashing on the beach and watch the birds swooping overhead as you take a stroll along the coastline.

Chidham

Location: West Sussex

Difficulty: Easy

Walk length: Six miles


This quiet, pretty trail follows the coastline and countryside footpaths around Chidham peninsula in the Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Great Bernera Trail

Location: Outer Hebrides

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk length: Seven miles


The Great Bernera Trail takes in the views from the largest island in Loch Roag, off the coast of Lewis. Follow this route along the western side to Bostadh Beach.


Clynnog/Trefor

Location: Snowdonia

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk length: Nine miles


Clynnog/Trefor circular walk starts in the quarrying villages of Trefor and takes in the best of the Snowdonia coastline, before meandering through the stunning countryside and high hills.

Causeway Coast Way

Location: Northern Ireland

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk length: 33 miles


An exhilarating and lengthy route that makes up part of the long-distance Ulster Way, Causeway Coast Way runs from Portstewart to Ballycastle.

Northumberland Coast Path: Cresswell to Warkworth

Location: Northumberland

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk length: 10 and a half miles


This is the first of six sections making up the 60-mile Northumberland Coast Path. It starts in the seaside village of Cresswell, follows the stunning eight-mile Druridge Bay beach and finishes in Warkworth.


Best beaches in the UK

There are more than 700 beaches across the UK from rugged rocky shorelines, pebbly outcrops and sprawling sands.

West Wittering

Location: West Sussex

Best for: Watersports


Multi-coloured beach huts line the golden sands of West Wittering Beach near Chichester. Paddle, sunbathe or have a go at watersports, or simply wander through the Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Luskentyre Sands

Location: Outer Hebrides

Best for: Escaping it all


Luskentyre Sands is a spectacular beach situated on the Isle of Harris and named one of the UK’s best beaches. It offers miles of bright white sands, crystal blue waters and rolling dunes.

Harlech

Location: Snowdonia

Best for: Nature


Laying beneath the World Heritage Site of Harlech Castle, Harlech Beach is a vast expanse of sand and dunes that’s been designated as both a National Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Whiterocks

Location: Northern Ireland

Best for: Walkers and surfers


Limestone cliffs stretch around the outcrop that shelters the stunning sandy beach at Whiterocks. The beach attracts surfers and kayakers who enjoy getting onto the water while hikers also stop off as part of the Causeway Coast Way.

Bamburgh

Location: Northumberland

Best for: History


Norman stronghold Bamburgh Castle overlooks a beautiful sweeping sand beach which is a great spot for a fun day out combining sun, sea and sand with history and culture.