10 Amazing Beach Houses in the UK

Ed Maughan
Ed Maughan

Who doesn’t love a seaside getaway? The UK really does have some awe-inspiring beaches. With long coastal walks, views for miles, and plenty of activities for the whole group, you’re bound to find the perfect beach house for the group no matter the season or weather! We’ve put together our top 10 beachside holiday properties, all with incredible views, and within walking distance of the sea.

  1. The Beach Houses, Lelant, St Ives, Cornwall
  2. Clipper House, West Looe, Cornwall
  3. Roxedge, St Marychurch, Torquay, Devon
  4. Cory, Hannafore, Looe, Cornwall
  5. The Beach House Bournemouth, Dorset
  6. Llanlliana, Cemaes Bay, Anglesey – Wales
  7. Ty’n Don, Abersoch, Gwynedd
  8. Dartmouth Harbour Heights | Self Catering Cottage in Devon
  9. Magical Margate | Large seaside holiday house, Kent
  10. Moorings, Aldeburgh, Suffolk

1. The Beach Houses, Lelant, St Ives, Cornwall

The Beach Houses, Cornwall

🛏 Sleeps 2 – 22 over 3 houses

🌅 Sea Views

🐕 Dog friendly beach

🪵 Wood burning stove in 2 properties

🍽 Outdoor seating with BBQ

🏊‍♀️ Enclosed heated swimming pool at 1 property

🔥 Hot tub at 2 properties

The accommodation at The Beach Houses in Lelant is spread across three houses, meaning you’ll have plenty of options to suit your group size. All three properties are peaceful, with wonderful beach views. Across the properties, you’ll find not only an indoor heated swimming pool, but two private hot tubs to relax in. With sandy beaches right on your doorstep, as well as fishing and golf just a stone’s throw away, you’ll find plenty to entertain the whole group. You’ll also find some lovely Cornish villages close by, and if you fancy a good stroll, you can even walk along the South West Coastal Route to St Ives, to take in some of the local shops, galleries and restaurants in the area.

2. Clipper House, West Looe, Cornwall

Clipper House, Cornwall

🛏 Sleeps 9-21 over 9 bedrooms

🌅 Panoramic views

🎲 Games room

🍽 Outdoor seating and BBQ

🍾 Bar

🐕 Dog Friendly

Clipper House is a light and spacious property, boasting panoramic views of the coast, as well as the picturesque port of Looe. The house itself sleeps up to 21, but should you wish for a bit more space or to add more to your party, there are an additional 2 apartments on the second floor of the building available to you. Within easy walking distance of Looe, you’ll be spoilt for choice with options to fill your days, take a scenic boat tour, or wander the cobbled streets and do a spot of retail therapy, or if walks are more your bag, you’ll find yourself right on the Coastal Path, where you can take in jaw-dropping ocean views along the way.

3. Roxedge, St Marychurch, Torquay, Devon

Roxedge, Devon

🛏 Sleeps 2 – 14 over 6 bedrooms

🌅 Sea views

🍽 Outdoor seating and BBQ

🔥 Outdoor firepit and large hot-tub

🎲 Games room

🏋️‍♀️ Mini Gym

🐕 Dog friendly

This beautiful, spacious beach house has all the facilities you could need to entertain both adults and children on your trip. Inside the property, you’ll find a cinema room plus a games room, while outdoors there’s a spacious garden to run around in, as well as a sunken trampoline. The garden also boasts a large hot tub, as well as a fire pit for cosy nights and toasting marshmallows. Situated in a pretty town in Torquay, you’ll find plenty of independent shops, cafes and eateries, and fantastic transport services should you wish to venture further afield.

4. Cory, Hannafore, Looe, Cornwall

The View, Cornwall

🛏 Sleeps 8 – 10 over 5 bedrooms

🌅 Sea Views

📺 Children’s TV area

🔥 Hot tub

🍽 Outdoor seating and BBQ

🐕 Dog friendly

Cory has undergone a recent refurbishment, and boasts a brand new kitchen, bathroom and furniture. With a spacious kitchen/lounge / dining area, you’ll find lots of space for the group to socialise, while there is also a separate TV room for the kids (or adults) to spend some time relaxing. The house is situated just 100 metres from a beach and coastal path, and within easy walking distance to Looe where you will find a pretty harbour, local shops and plenty of fantastic pubs and restaurants.

5. The Beach House Bournemouth, Dorset

Beach House, Dorset

🛏 Sleeps 7 – 18 in 7 bedrooms

🥾5 minutes walk from coastal path

🍽 Outdoor seating with BBQ

🪵 Open fireplace

🎢 Close to Bournemouth Pier

🐕 Dog friendly

This four-storey bright and open property is in a fantastic location, just 5 minutes from Bournemouth town centre, where you’ll find the famous pier, a museum and aquarium, as well as coasteering and paddle boarding. With a large, open kitchen / living / dining room for eating and socialising, as well as two separate living rooms, there really is plenty of space for the group to both come together and have a little quiet time.

6. Llanlliana, Cemaes Bay, Anglesey – Wales

Llanlliana, Anglesey

🛏 Sleeps 16 – 20 over 10 bedrooms

🏖 Private cove

🪵 Open fireplaces and log burners

🎲 Games room

🛝Children’s play area

🔥 Swim spa / hot tub

🍽 Outdoor seating with BBQ

🌳1.5 acres of garden

🐕 Dog friendly

This beautiful property truly does have everything you could wish for a relaxing getaway. Llanlliana has been beautifully renovated to include stunning period features such as open fireplaces, sympathetically mixed with modern technology. Set within 168 acres of private estate, but still, just 10 minutes away from shops, pubs, and plenty of local fishing boats, the location of this property really is spectacular. Relax on your own private beach, or take a dip in the swim spa / hot tub while taking in the views. If the weather catches you out, never fear, head inside the property to take advantage of the games console, board games, pool table or table football.

7. Ty’n Don, Abersoch, Gwynedd

Ty’n Don, Gwynedd

🛏 Sleeps 8 – 16 over 8 bedrooms

🌅 Sea views

🎲 Games room

🪵 Log burner

🍽 Outdoor seating with BBQ

🐕 Dog Friendly

Ty’n Don has been lovingly restored, expect to find original floors and stained glass windows, as well as large fireplaces with woodburners, and plenty of light, open space. With a large open-plan kitchen diner, you’ll have no problem fitting the whole group around the dining table for dinner. Throughout the property you’ll find fantastic views across Cardigan Bay and the Irish sea, as well as two lounges so there’s no fighting over the remote control! Located close to the Lleyn Peninsula, you’ll discover peaceful ports, family-friendly blue flag beaches, as well as art galleries, coastal cruises, and surfing and kayaking for all levels.

8. Dartmouth Harbour Heights | Self Catering Cottage in Devon

Dartmouth Harbour Heights

🛏 Sleeps 2 – 14 over 6 bedrooms

🌅 Sea and river views

🍽 Outdoor seating on balcony with panoramic views

🥾 Coastal and woodland walks

👶 Plenty of children’s facilities

🐕 Dog friendly

This lovely, airy coastal home really is a walkers paradise, with both coastal and woodland walks right on your doorstep. Just a short wander from the local town centre and waterfront, and a 5-minute stroll from the bustling town of Dartmouth, you’ll discover an abundance of luxury shops and galleries, as well as an amazing choice of restaurants, bistros, cafes and pubs to suit the whole group. The property is also close to both Dartmouth Country Club and Dart Marina Spa, both of which offer day memberships to use their luxury leisure facilities. Within the property itself, you’ll discover plenty of comfy spaces for the family to get together. Most impressive of all, however, has to be the balcony, with plenty of seating to take in the amazing panoramic views across the coast.

9. Magical Margate | Large seaside holiday house, Kent

Magical Margate, Kent

🛏 Sleeps 2 – 16 over 8 bedrooms

🪵 Log burner

🎲 Games room

📽 Cinema room

🧩 Playroom

🍽 Courtyard with BBQ

This beautiful, spacious townhouse has been lovingly decorated and is full of facilities for the whole group. Featuring a cinema room ready for the whole family to come together for film night, as well as a games room perfectly equipped for younger children, and a study full of books and comics, there’s a nook or cranny for every age.  The property is situated in a conservation area, just a three-minute stroll from the Viking Coastal Path, and only 5 minutes from quiet sandy beaches. The Old Town is an easy walk away, where you’ll find a traditional seaside promenade, as well as independent shops and cafes.

 10. Moorings, Aldeburgh, Suffolk

Moorings, Suffolk

🛏 Sleeps 4 – 12 over 5 bedrooms

🍽 Outdoor seating with BBQ

🌳 South facing garden

🐕 Dog friendly

🎾 Tennis court within 2 minute walk

🏖 Beach and high street within 5-minute walk

This beautiful Edwardian property has been tastefully restored to make the most of the sunny,s spacious rooms. With two sitting rooms, and a large kitchen leading to the dining room with doors to the large enclosed garden, there is plenty of space for the whole group to spread out. Found near Aldeburgh, and just a 5-minute walk to the high street and beach, you’ll find plenty of local boutiques and gift shops to explore, as well as galleries, and cafés. While you’re exploring, make sure to pick up some fresh fish from the fishermen on the beach. For the more sporty among you, you’ll find two golf courses at Aldeburgh, as well as four public tennis courts, and a large children’s playground to entertain the younger generation.


Where are the best beaches in the UK?

This is a tricky one…the UK really does boast some amazing beaches all along its perimeter. However, the beaches thought to be the most awe-inspiring are generally found in Cornwall, Norfolk, Dorset, and Wales.

What should I look for when booking a beach house?

It’s a good idea to check just how close to the beach your property is. Will you have to hop in the car for 5 minutes, or could you stroll there in that time? Is it an easy walk? The other thing to consider is how high up your property is, and how accessible the beach is. If you’re taking small children, you may not want to face a long hike up and down steps for example. Another consideration is whether there are any cafés or shops within easy reach of the beach, do you need to pack a picnic for each visit, or can you grab a bite to eat while you’re there?

Can I book a beach house online?

Absolutely! Once you’ve selected your chosen property, you’ll be able to contact the owner directly from the Group Accommodation website. From there they’ll be able to get your stay booked, and take care of any additional questions you might have.

Can I bring my dog with me?

Most of the properties on this list are happy to accept a dog, when looking at your property, you’ll be able to check this, and any minor additional charges by looking under the ‘facilities’ section. You can check out all of our dog-friendly properties here.

Are UK beaches dog friendly?

Most of the beaches will accept dogs seasonally, but a lot of them will stop dogs at certain times of the year. This is always nice and easy to check on the local council’s website.

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