UK Beaches

Goodbye Carefree Holiday, I Hope We Meet Again!

Alexandra Johnson | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Parents
Alexandra Johnson

The Husband and I are spectacularly average surfers. In fact we pride ourselves on our ability to spend the entire day fighting through the white water, only to get pounded by gigantic waves once we reach 'out back'.

Cool Respite And Soul Soothing At Sayulita's Kupuri Hotel

Orlagh McCarron | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Orlagh McCarron

So it was with a stroke of great fortune I got to ride out the last of my Sayulita days cocooned within the quiet surrounds of the Kupuri Hotel, lounging poolside and rising early to avail of the complimentary continental breakfast spread. Cereal never tasted so good.

10 Tips For Travelling The Maldives On A Budget

Alexis Zahner | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alexis Zahner

Idyllic turquoise ocean, palm lined empty beaches, colourful reef teeming with marine animals and exotic bungalows perched over the ocean, this is pretty typically the image you get when thinking of the Maldives.

Ibiza: Where To Eat, Party And Beach

Francesca Newman-Young | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Francesca Newman-Young

Ibiza is one of my favourite holiday destinations. I've been travelling here for over ten years, each time discovering something new. Whether it's hedonism or holism you're looking for, Ibiza has something to suit everyone.

Costa Brava Holidays: Sun-Drenched Beaches, Music, Art... And Fantastic Food

David Leigh | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David Leigh

Many people immediately think of beaches of golden sand, but that is only part of the story. The coastline is immensely varied and while there are several long stretches of sand, the coast gets its name from the rugged stretches of coastline full of small rocky coves.

The Safest Beaches To Go Topless On!

Fleur Rollet-Manus | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Fleur Rollet-Manus

That means it's time to start clearing the cobwebs from our summer dresses, digging out those black gladiator sandals and tinted (scratched) Ray Bans. Whilst the British weather in the summer might be as reliable as the Metropolitan line on a Monday morning, there is no denying that come May Bank holiday, we'll see a lot of British skin.

Family Holiday Ideas For The Whole Year

Amanda Statham | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Parents
Amanda Statham

I was going to write a 'great places to go this summer' feature, but I'm a parent, I know the reality. There's actually a whole year spreading out before us, full of half term breaks, the occasional non-pupil day, a vast summer vacation and plenty of sneaky bank holidays.

Is This The Most Amazing Kids Club Ever?

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

Stepping into Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach, Cancun was like stepping into a scene of an old romantic movie. Huge vases of flowers gave a still focus to the gentle flow of hotel life and the grand stained-glass ceiling gave the grand lobby a warm and magical glow

10 Exotic Beach Resorts You Probably Haven't Heard Of

By Roshina Jowaheer, commercial writer | Jackie Gallego | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Greece and Spain might be home to some glorious coastlines but if it’s powder-soft beaches, outstanding wildlife and unrivalled views (not to mentio...

Five Stunning Wild Beaches In Majorca

Elena Manighetti | Posted 18.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Manighetti

I recently came back from an amazing holiday spent in wild Majorca. Yes, I said wild. Although the island is a popular tourist destination, there are plenty of hidden wild spots to explore, if you fancy getting away from the crowds.

The Fashionable Student: What You Need to Know About Summer Clothes Shopping

Natalie Turco-Williams | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Natalie Turco-Williams

Flip flops, shorts and bikinis - oh my! There's nothing better than summer clothes shopping, even if you haven't got a holiday booked. Just the though...

Volunteers Cleaned Up The UK's Beaches. Here's What They Found

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK

On one September weekend last year, a group of volunteers descended upon the UK's beaches for a nationwide clean up. Organised by the Marine Conservat...

Grown-Up Backpacking In Breathtaking Sri Lanka Will Cure Your Adult Life Freakouts

Jo Carrigan | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Carrigan

Sri Lanka is completely unlike any other Asian country I've ever been to - the people, the food, the sights and the experiences are all truly incredible. If you're looking for a party and a fried English breakfast, this place is not for you: it's been largely untouched - and not yet ruined - by tourism, meaning there's a distinct lack of the seedy underside of mass visitation that's plaguing so many Asian countries these days. Long may it continue.

It's Just Another Year Around the Sun

Tara Mestre | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tara Mestre

Birthdays are funny ones. They are seen as milestone, a celebration, another year survived. Some dread it some welcome it but the point is it's the time you came into being on this planet. It's your first step, your first imprint. To have witnessed my son's birth makes that so much more apparent and I am starting to understand this complicated thing we call life.

How to Plan Free Days Out on a Last-Minute Family Summer Holiday

William Gray | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Parents
William Gray

The school summer holidays may already be well underway, but if you're yet to book a break, or feel the need for an extra week away, it's not too late to snap up a last-minute holiday at one of Britain's favourite family boltholes.

Taking A Dip In The British Seaside This Summer? Here's How To Make Sure You're Swimming In Clean Water

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK

If you're "going British" for your summer holiday and heading to the lovely English seaside, then you're going to want to know you're dipping your toe...

VOILA! - 10 Things You Need To Know About Cannes

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 03.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmine Dotiwala

I needed a short trip away, with lots of hot sunshine, sea, sand, and fabulosity. Searching the usual travel sites I finally settled on Cannes. I've only ever frequently Cannes for MTV Movie work so usually fly in, hotel, shoot, party, no sleep, start all over again schedule for a few days, before returning to London like a flogged horse.

Keep Calm But Alien-Like Giant Jellyfish Are Invading Our Beaches

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Tech

The beaches on the south west coast are being invaded again by some seriously big jellyfish. Due to the sheer number of giant translucent creatures...

Where to Go in Goa: An Inside Guide

Jane Egginton | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Egginton

'Where should I go in Goa?' As a travel writer, it was a question I kept getting asked by people travelling in India. The answer was, I didn't know. Goa is a state, rather than just one destination, and the character and appeal of its beaches are constantly changing.

Notes From a Housesit: Barcelona, Part Two

Roberta Verdant | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

Last week, I fell in love with Barcelona. Some cities just make beautiful sense. Barcelona is one of them. Long, straight Roman roads to follow, squares thronged by palm trees. Great architecture, café culture, the beach.

The African Indian Ocean's Best Beach Properties

Marc Harris | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Harris

While the Maldives is a destination in its own right, the islands and beaches closer to mainland Africa combine brilliantly with a safari to make one of the world's best combination holidays. The beaches of Zanzibar provide the lion's share of the accommodation options but, if you want to do it in style, these are the lodges to go for...

Tanzania's Best Beaches

Marc Harris | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Harris

Unlike its southerly competitors, East Africa can offer both a safari holiday and a beach holiday in one easy trip. The famous Indian Ocean coastline of Tanzania is just a couple of hours (and sometimes even less!) from several world-class game viewing areas.

This British Beach Was Named The Fourth Best In Europe

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

During that sliver of a season we call summer, we decamp to the beach. And we don't want any beach, we want Britain's best beaches, dammit. Travel...

Nine Overwater Bungalows to Escape Your Winter Blues

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

January and February are notorious for being the most depressing months of the calendar. In order to escape your winter blues, why not lust over a holiday in an exotic location? These luxurious overwater bungalow resorts offer privacy, luxury and unbeatable views.

Why You Should Book a Holiday Now to The Gambia

Mark Hodson | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

How would you feel about taking a holiday in West Africa right now? Given the news coverage of the Ebola outbreak over the past few months, most people would say "No thanks". But having just returned from The Gambia with my wife and daughter, I'd heartily recommend it.