Whether you fancy hiking the South West Coast Path, spotting dolphins off the Devon coast or just relaxing with a picnic on golden sands in Northern Ireland, a holiday to the coast can offer it all.

From the White Cliffs of Dover to the fishing towns of Cornwall, we’ve got holiday cottages along some of the nation’s best coastline. Here’s our pick of the top places to stay this year.  

Port Quin, Cornwall

Porthdinllaen, Gwynedd

White Park Bay, County Antrim

Studland, Dorset

Wembury, Devon

Dunwich Heath, Suffolk

Embleton Bay, Northumberland