Seaside staycations are on track to become the biggest travel trend of 2021 as new research from Whic ? reveals accommodation prices have risen by an average of 35% in 10 of the UK’s most visited beach destinations.
With coronavirus restrictions meaning foreign trips may not be possible until later in the year, holidaymakers are snapping up rentals in places like St Ives Whitby, Llandudno and Brighton.
As much as we love a British beach escape, it’s not always plain sailing when you venture to the coast. Here are some highs and lows of a summer holiday by the sea…
1. The drive to the seaside is always a nightmare as you battle other holidaymakers and attempt to keep the kids entertained for hours on end in heavy traffic.
2. Breathing in the salty sea air and listening to the sound of the seagulls squawking feels wonderful…
3. … although seagulls are actually pretty terrifying up close. If you’re not careful, what starts out as a lovely picnic on the beach turns into a scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.
4. You wonder why you ever used to go abroad. With beautiful beaches and breathtaking coastlines, who needs the Caribbean when there’s Cornwall right here?
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