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Seaside holidays

Explore our seaside breaks

Looking for a classic seaside break? Dip your toes in the salt water, collect fossils and get closer to marine life at some of the top beaches and hidden coves. With breaks from Boggle Hole to Pembrokeshire and Devon, you can stay on some of the very best coastline across England and Wales.

Our historic and unique properties are perfectly positioned in the best locations for a seaside holiday, where you will meet friendly people and come back to comfy accommodation, practical facilities, and delicious food. We'll always make sure you have a visit you remember.

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9 hostels for coastal getaways

Few things in life beat a trip to the seaside, and more than 35 of our hostels sit on – or within strolling distance of – the endlessly varied shoreline of England and Wales. These include classic options like YHA Brighton and...

Sand castles on a beach

Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside

The smell of the salt in the air and the splash of the waves on your bare feet. Fish and chips on the pier, epic sandcastles built with bright plastic buckets, whole worlds swirling in the waters of a rockpool, arcade games,...

Norfolk coast

5 reasons to book a seaside break in Norfolk

With its fun seaside vibe and friendly locals, it’s easy to see why Sheringham is a favourite holiday destination for many. A seaside break in Norfolk is perfect for family breaks, weekend escapes and magical days out. Here’s...

Places to stay by the seaside

Stay with YHA and discover hidden gems dotted along the coastline. Absorb delightful sea views and step into golden sands within easy reach of your doorstep.

Our hostels are located close to some of the very best beaches in England and Wales so take your pick and make your seaside holiday one to remember.

Cornwall coast

Cornwall

With beautiful beaches, hidden coves, turquoise sea, golden sand, and everything in-between, there's nowhere in the world quite like Cornwall.

Places to stay in Cornwall

Brighton beach

Brighton

Home to miles of pebble beaches, the world-famous pier, exciting culture and delightful eateries, there's no better place for a traditional seaside break than Brighton.

Places to stay in Brighton

Devon coast

Devon

Devon is known for its beautiful coastline, rustic fishing villages and the Jurassic Coast, making it the perfect spot for a seaside break in England.

Places to stay in Devon

Isle of Wight coast

Isle of Wight

With a rugged coastline, beautiful scenery and more than half the island being a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, YHA Isle of Wight is the perfect seaside spot.

Places to stay in the Isle of Wight

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South Wales 

The Pembrokeshire coast is perfect for all, with its award-winning, unspoilt beaches, it’s the ideal place for a true seaside break. 

Places to stay in South Wales

Dorset beach

Dorset

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Places to stay in Dorset

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Norfolk

Norfolk offers a taste of a traditional seaside holiday, complete with pretty beaches, ice creams, fish and chips, complimented by areas of natural beauty and wildlife.

Places to stay in Norfolk

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Eastbourne

Experience the true seaside traditions in the Victorian town of Eastbourne, with sandy beaches, a traditional pier and the chalky cliffs of Beachy Head.

Places to stay in Eastbourne

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Swanage

Swanage is an idyllic coastal town in the south east of Dorset, with breath-taking cliffs and beaches, including Lulworth Cove and the famous Durdle Door.

Places to stay in Swanage

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Scarborough

A traditional British seaside resort, Scarborough is known for its pretty beaches, beautiful scenery and plenty of attractions for everyone to enjoy.

Places to stay in Scarborough

View of Whitby

Whitby

From the ruined abbey to the 199 steps down to the picturesque harbour, shops and eateries, Whitby is the perfect seaside town in Yorkshire.

Places to stay in Whitby

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Suffolk

Full of gorgeous coastlines, beautiful sunrises, quaint villages and medieval towns, Suffolk is the perfect spot for a splendid seaside escape.

Places to stay in Suffolk

Properties to hire by the seaside

Hire the whole property to yourself and explore the delightful beaches and coves located close by.

Capture the stunning scenery and views in your memory whilst you get sandy feet as you wander miles along the coastline. Our hostels are at the heart of it all, so take your pick and make your seaside holiday one to remember.

Devon coast

Devon

Take your pick from our properties on rural coastline, as well as in the heart of Dartmoor and rambling countryside.

Properties to hire in Devon

Cornwall coast

Cornwall

Whether it’s a remote cliff-top retreat or a beach break you’re looking for, discover our unique and historic properties available for your getaway.

Properties to hire in Cornwall

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South Wales

Choose from a great mix of unique properties, either along the coastline or at the heart of wonderful Southern Wales.

Properties to hire in South Wales

Dorset beach

Dorset

Dorset is a spectacular English county packed with historic buildings, wonderful beaches and family attractions.

Properties to hire in Dorset

View of Norfolk

Norfolk

Take your pick from our seaside properties, with access to enjoy all the delights that Norfolk has to offer.

Properties to hire in Norfolk

View of Eastbourne

Eastbourne

Discover our great property located just outside of Eastbourne and enjoy a traditional beach holiday in a Victorian seaside resort with plenty to see and do.

Properties to hire in Eastbourne

View of Suffolk

Suffolk

Stay with us at YHA Blaxhall, perfectly positioned close to great coastal walking and cycling routes, wildlife and the region’s tourist attractions.

Properties to hire in Suffolk

View of Scarborough

Scarborough

Discover our fantastic property at the heart of Scarborough, perfect placed to explore the coast and hidden gems in Yorkshire.

Properties to hire in Scarborough