Cottages by the Sea in Southern England offer the perfect opportunity to absorb the glorious scenic locations in the warmth of the sunshine. Regularly voted as the UK’s top place to live, there’s no question as to why it’s such an attractive popular holiday destination. Whether you want to head to the coast and take in the sea views, sandy beaches and fresh sea breeze or if you prefer to head in land and experience the rolling green countryside, there’s always a vast choice of things to see and do.
Portsmouth, Southampton and Lymington in Hampshire offer beautiful blue flag beaches, coastal walks and lovely seaside towns filled with fine restaurants, tearooms, and shops to explore around. If you fancy an active day, there’s both the New Forest and South Downs National Park, with wonderful marked trails through protected forests and landscapes to be explored on foot, bike or horse.
A seaside cottage in Sussex is the great for exploring some of the UK’s most stunning coastline and countryside. Relax in the sunshine on an abundance of Blue flag awarded beaches, take a gentle cruise from Eastbourne to the lighthouse or for a really atmospheric experience, visit the dramatic coastline at Beachy Head with its chalk cliffs before calling in at one of the pretty harbour towns for some local food or fresh seafood. For a more vibrant experience visit the bustling coastal town of Brighton and its famous pier or soak in Sussex’s heritage with a day out at the famous 1066 Hastings battle site.
The more active adventurous types will love a cottage by the sea in the Isle of Wight, where you can surf, sail, scuba dive or hike whilst taking in the spectacular scenery and varied landscape.
Not to be missed is Kent one of England’s oldest counties and featuring the world famous White Cliffs of Dover. Enjoy a refreshing walk along the breath taking coastline, enjoy the traditional seaside fun, build sand castles and discover rock pools. Or spend some time in harbour towns with quirky souvenir shops, craft stalls and delicious seafood restaurants.
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