Temperatures in the UK during summer can soar, so if you’re a fan of sunbathing, then it’s a good idea to gravitate towards areas of the coast to try and keep cool. Beaches and seaside towns are among the top destinations to flock to when it’s hot, so try and conduct some research into which appeal to you, are ideally situated to other places of interest, and don’t require many hours of driving to get to. If you’re unsure as to where you want to go, then consider asking each member of your family to write down a list of what they’d like to do during the summer and compare notes to find overall favourite activities.
Cornwall and Devon are some of the best places to be during the summer, as the waves at the beach are still suitable to surf and enjoy other water sports. Find out more about beaches here by using www.coastradar.com and think about where you’re going to stay in terms of booking a hotel, B&B, to stay in a campervan or camp outside in the open. Camping can be great fun providing it’s warm and dry, so think seriously about pitching a tent and enjoying time spent around a campfire either with friends or the family this summer. If you’re not quite ready to entertain the idea of sleeping in a tent, then a campervan could be a perfect alternative as you still can have the thrill of being outside and cooking using camping equipment but your base is mobile.
Brighton is a wonderful place to spend time during the summer, and the long pebble beach and pier can provide hours of fun for you and your family. If you make a visit here, then don’t miss out on walking around the lanes, and stopping for a bite to eat and drink at some of the many independent cafés, bars, and restaurants that are studded along the way. Brighton has an eclectic mix of characters and places to go, so if you want to have a thoroughly great time that differs from other places you’ve been, then it might just be for you. Don your walking boots and stroll along some of the South Downs Way in Brighton and through to Eastbourne.
This small city could be the answer if you want to spend your summer relaxing and enjoying a slower pace of life. Chichester has enough going on not to get bored, but it’s quieter than the larger cities that neighbour it, like Portsmouth and Southampton. You could think about using this cathedral city as a base from which to then travel to larger cities to get a well-rounded experience of exploring the South Coast. When you come to mapping your journey and creating a list of activities, try to include Gunwharf Quays as well as Hamble on the way to Southampton. It’s about a fifty-minute drive from Chichester, is on the sea, and has a bevy of marshes to walk around as well as a good handful of traditional pubs to have lunch or dinner.