Coastal Holidays with Parkdean Resorts
At Parkdean Resorts, we’re BIG on beaches! Lots of our holiday parks place you close to the coast. Look out on shimmering waters when you visit Scotland's beaches or marvel at the caramel-coloured sands on the Isle of Wight.
Build a towering town of sandcastles before the tide comes in, test your skills in the neon-soaked arcade and tuck into mouth-wateringly fresh fish ‘n’ chips with a front-row sea view. You can even visit UK Blue Flag beaches when you stay with Parkdean Resorts.
Along with some of the best beaches in the UK, our parks boast lots more to explore too. Look forward to fantastic on-site features such as restaurants serving up local produce, family-friendly entertainment and indoor swimming pools. Beach or bar, rain or shine, there’s so much to see and do on self-catering beach holidays in the UK!
If having the beach on your doorstep is a must, you'll love our holiday parks below - where you're just a hop and a skip from sinking your toes into the sand.
- Challaborough Bay, Devon
- Ruda, Devon
- West Bay, Dorset
- California Cliffs, Norfolk
- Heacham Beach, Norfolk
- Kessingland Beach, Suffolk
- Coopers Beach, Essex
- Nodes Point, Isle of Wight
- Thorness Bay, Isle of Wight
- Camber Sands, Sussex
- Romney Sands, Kent
- Sandy Bay, Northumberland
- Barmston Beach, Yorkshire
- Withernsea Sands, Yorkshire
- Grannie's Heilan' Hame, Scotland
- Nairn Lochloy, Scotland
- Southerness, Scotland
- Carmarthen Bay, Wales
- Trecco Bay, Wales
Many of our holiday parks are just a 5-10 minute walk from the beach, so you can leave your car by your caravan and head out for a day on the sand without packing the kitchen sink! Here are some of our recommended parks if having the beach nearby is a holiday must-have.
- Crantock Beach, Cornwall
- Holywell Bay, Cornwall
- Sea Acres, Cornwall
- Manor Park, Norfolk
- Summerfields, Norfolk
- Valley Farm, Essex
- Cresswell Towers, Northumberland
- Whitley Bay, Northumberland
- Crimdon Dene, County Durham
- Cayton Bay, Yorkshire
- Eyemouth, Scotland
- Sandylands, Scotland
- Brynowen, Wales
- Pendine Sands, Wales
The Best UK Beaches
The Top 10 Beaches in the UK
Top Beaches in South Cornwall
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Can't decide which beach to venture to first on your next holiday? Our blog provides a wealth of inspiration on some of the best UK beaches to visit, no matter which part of the country you're staying in. Looking for a sandy beach? A dog-friendly beach? The best beach for surfing? You'll find all of the answers to these questions and more right here with our useful guides to the top UK beaches.
Award Winning Beaches
Blue Flag Beaches
The prestigious Blue Flag is only bestowed on the best beaches. It means you can expect a clean, well-cared for beach with fantastic facilities. To see which beaches near our parks have recently won Blue Flag awards, click here.
Seaside Award Beaches
The Seaside Awards are a seal of approval for the country’s best beaches and you’ll find a number of them near our parks, including Whitley Bay, Challaborough Bay, Kessingland Beach, Withernsea Sands and Croyde Bay at Ruda.
TripAdvisor Award Beaches
TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice award-winning beaches are on the doorstep of our parks. Cornwall’s Fistral Beach, Wales’ Rhossili Bay and Dorset’s Bournemouth and Weymouth Beaches featuring have all made the top ten in recent years.
Dog Friendly Beaches
We know that no family holiday is complete without your four-legged friend. That’s why you can discover dog friendly accommodation at 66 of our holiday parks. You’ll also find a range of dog-friendly beaches near our parks – get ready for walkies on the sand! Below, we’ve picked out some of the best dog-friendly beaches near our parks:
With over 6 miles of beach to explore, Pendine Sands is sure to tire your pooch out. Restrictions only apply to a small stretch of the beach.
Camber Sands’ impossibly soft and white sandy beach runs for over 2 miles, with seasonal dog restrictions only applying to a small stretch.
Your dog will love splashing in the azure blue surf at Crantock Beach. This sandy sheltered bay welcomes dogs all year-round!
Go for walkies along the promenade or play fetch on the south side of the beach near the lighthouse, which welcomes dogs year-round.
One of Norfolk’s most popular sandy beaches, Scratby Beach is a haven for dog walkers, welcome on the sands throughout the year.
Just 15 minutes from Sandylands Holiday Park, Seamill Beach is a hidden gem for pet owners, with dogs welcome to roam free all year.
Ownership by the Beach
Britain is brimming with beautiful beach destinations. Bring the coast even closer and choose your own beachside holiday home. Many of our holiday parks offer direct beach access, so a stunning shoreline will always be nearby. From hidden coves in Cornwall to sweeping stretches of Scottish sand, you're bound to find a coastal park that's your perfect fit.
Brave the waves of the surf, build sandcastles, or simply take in the stunning sea views. You’ll find hundreds of reasons to own a static caravan by the seaside!
Beach Break Activities
Looking for some inspiration for beach break activities? Check out some of our favourite things to do below.
With some of the UK's finest surfing beaches near our parks, this one's top of the list.
See the weird and wonderful creatures that call our coastline home. From starfish to crabs, who knows what you'll find.
Nothing puts a smile on little faces like seeing a kite soaring into the sky - it's a picture-perfect family moment.
Don't forget to pack balls and bats for some great family fun on the sand.
Buckets and spades at the ready! Challenge your family and friends to see who can build the biggest sandcastle.
Where better to stop for lunch than with your toes in the sand? Grab some snacks from the park shop and hit the beach.
You're on holiday after all! Pack a blanket and a good book, lay back and simply enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
Britain's coast is a haven for marine life. Gaze beneath the surface and who knows what you'll encounter, from cheeky seals to colourful fish.