The travel industry took a huge hit this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic. However, people across England are keen to make up for the lost time and want to go on holiday as soon as it’s safe to do so. With some eager to get away as soon as possible, let’s explore some of the best places in England to visit over winter. Please check government travel guidelines before booking any trips.
UK holiday and holiday home specialists, Park Holidays, ranked the top English beach destinations for an autumn-winter coastal escape. They researched the nation’s favourite beaches, nearby fish and chips shops, the weather and even cleanliness levels of the beach. Great Yarmouth came in first in all of these criteria. It has gorgeous beaches, plenty of sunshine even in November, and a fantastic choice of fish and chips. There’s plenty to do in Great Yarmouth.
Bournemouth came in second place in the Park Holidays study. It is one of England’s most popular beach destinations and it isn’t hard to understand why. Its coastal walks are bound to take your breath away. Did you know you can rent the world’s oldest beach hut there?
Up next is South-end-on-Sea. Its beaches are so beautiful, and there’s plenty of other nature to admire there, too. If you decide to book with Park Holidays, rest assured they have a Coronavirus guarantee. This gives you flexibility with your booking as it’s such unknown times at the moment. A holiday should be something you look forward to, not stress about.
Next up is Brighton. It’s one of the less traditional seaside towns on this list, and if you’re after somewhere with plenty of character and lots of quirks – Brighton could be the place for you. From finding hidden gems in the Lanes to a brisk ocean-side walk – it’s practically impossible to get bored here.
Last, but by no means least, there is Margate. It is a charming, artistic, seaside town. Yes, it has stunning beaches but it also offers you much more. There’s the Turner Contemporary, which hosts a wide collection of modern art. Walking through Margate, you won’t be hard-pressed to see why it inspired Turner to paint.
You’re spoilt for choice for seaside towns in England. Please follow government guidelines when it comes to travelling. These places aren’t going anywhere and you can make the most of exploring when it’s safe to do so.