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The Best Destinations for Coastal Getaways in Autumn/Winter
We’re extending our season into November and December at 10 of our holiday parks. Find out why now is a great time to book with us and discover the top twenty beach resorts to visit in the UK.
The typical holiday season has been a little different, with many of us staying on UK shores and taking a well-earned holiday later in the year. As a nation, we particularly love a seaside break and a Great British seaside staycation is on the cards for half of us at some point in the next three months.
Here at Park Holidays, we’ve seen more demand for autumn/winter coastal breaks than ever, which is why we have decided to extend our usual season and welcome guests until the week before Christmas at 9 of our parks. You can now book a late-autumn break with us.
Even though our November and December breaks offer no facilities during your stay, we pride ourselves on our locations and great value self-catering accommodation, especially when compared to nearby hotel breaks.
So, what makes an out-of-season holiday on the coast so great? Well, we especially love taking long walks on the beaches, which are typically a lot quieter at this time of year - but just as beautiful!
To help you find the best coastal destination for your autumn/winter holiday, we have done some research, and we’re proud to say that many of the top ten locations are close to Park Holidays resorts.
We began by researching the nation’s favourite beaches in the UK (this gave us a list of 80 places). We then looked at accommodation options, nearby fish & chip shops, average weather, and even each beach’s cleanliness rating (because while we know you’re unlikely to be swimming, it’s nice to walk on a lovely clean beach).
So where came out on top?
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
The beautiful resort town of Great Yarmouth is renowned for its long, sandy, and super clean beaches. In our research it scored highly as a great autumn/winter staycation destination, earning first place! Contributing factors included its 40 fish & chip shops, low rainfall (averaging just 66.9mm in November), and high number of sunshine hours (averaging 76 hours in November).
You can stay very near Great Yarmouth with Park Holidays this November/December, at our beautiful Broadland Sands park.
Bournemouth, Dorset, England
Another historic and popular seaside resort, Bournemouth took second place in our research thanks to its extensive accommodation options, 30 fish & chip shops, good average temperatures (11.5°C in November), plentiful sunshine (80.1 hour in November on average) and 5* clean beaches!
You can stay very near Bournemouth with Park Holiday this November/December, at our beautiful Sandhills site – with enviable views over the Solent!
Newquay, Cornwall, England
With all the vibrant autumnal colours out in force, it's a perfect time to go on some breathtaking coastal walks and feel at one with nature in the crisp air. Enjoy good average temperatures (9°C in November), plentiful sunshine (81 hours in November on average) and stunning clifftop scenery!
Brighton, Sussex, England
Brighton beach, situated on the southern coast of England, attracts tourists from all of the world; but is particularly popular with Londoners seeking a bit of sea air! Taking fourth position in our research, Brighton offers visitors oodles of accommodation options, 48 fish & chip shops to pick from, excellent-rate beaches and water (in terms of cleanliness) and of course a very respectable 83.8 sunshine hours (on average in November).
Our nearest Park Holidays site to Brighton is our beachfront Pevensey Bay holiday park.
Margate, Kent, England
Tourists have been enjoying Margate’s beautiful, sandy beaches for decades and now this timeless seaside town can claim fifth position in our research! Its super clean beach and water (rated ‘excellent’), low rainfall (just 64.3mm on average in November) and sunshine hours (79.6 hours on average in November) make it a must-visit destination.
You can stay very near to Margate with Park Holidays this November/December, at our beautiful Birchington Vale park.
In positions 6-20 were…
- 6. Clacton-on-Sea (Essex, England), Lyme Regs (Dorset, England) and Eastbourne (East Sussex, England)
- 7. Brixham (Devon, England) and Lowestoft (Suffolk, England)
- 8. Hastings (East Sussex, England)
- 9. Winchelsea (East Sussex, England)
- 10. Paignton (Devon, England)
- 11. Lydd-on-Sea/Dungeness (Kent, England)
- 12. Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England
- 13. Bognor Regis/West Wittering (Sussex, England)
- 14. Dawlish Warren (Devon, England)
- 15. Whitstable/Tankerton (Devon, England) and Falmouth (Cornwall, England)
- 16. Felixstowe (Suffolk, England)
- 17. Ventnor (Isle of Wight, England)
- 18. Southwold (Suffolk, England)
- 19. Appledore (Devon, England)
- 20. Blackpool (Lancashire, England), Avon (Dorset, England), Lee-on-the-Solent (Hampshire, England) and Mudeford (Dorset, England)
All 80 of the top UK coastal locations we researched have been plotted on this public Google Map.
At Park Holidays resorts specifically, we can also offer you a few more tempting reasons to stay with us this autumn/winter, including our fantastic accommodation options which have central heating and double-glazing (so it will be nice and cosy indoors); fantastic value superfast internet so you can work remotely, if need be; pet-friendly resorts and a super low deposit as low as £20!
For more information about our beautiful coastal holiday parks, visit www.parkholidays.com/our-parks
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