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beach holidays on the south coast of england for families

Forget the south of France. If you want to explore beautiful beaches, experience traditional culture and enjoy a relaxing, peaceful, family beach holiday, look no further than the south of England.

Beach holidays on the Kent coast for families

Broadstairs in Kent is an absolute must see if you want to appreciate the finest in English beach holidays. Full of Victorian charm, Charles Dickens was a regular visitor to the area, spending many a holiday in Bleak House, where he wrote David Copperfield. The Dickens House Museum is sited in the former home of Mary Pearson Strong, who was the personality behind the fictional Betsey Trotwood, and crammed full of Dickens related artefacts and prints.
The town itself has countless family friendly restaurants and bars, but the real highlights are its seven beaches and bays, offering something for everyone. Budding surfers can take in surf lessons at Joss Bay, while Botany Bay has incredible white cliffs and chalk stacks. Viking Bay, the town's main beach, gives you everything from children's rides and beach huts through to a cliff-top promenade

Beach holidays on the Sussex coast for families

Over in Sussex, Bognor Regis is famous for its sunshine and beaches, making it a popular site with even royalty! The East Bognor Regis beach won a 2014 Seaside Award and is geared towards families with its free Kid Care armband scheme in the summer months. Boasting a long promenade, suitable for buggies, you can roam along the strand and take in the incredible views. The promenade train can take you all the way down to Aldwick Beach, a shingle beach with easy access to the Marine Park Gardens and West Park. If you're looking for something out of the ordinary, why not watch the annual international Bognor Birdman competition on the Bognor Regis pier?

Beach holidays on the Hampshire coast for families

Turning our attention to Hampshire, its magnificent Solent coastline has everything your family could ask for, from cultural and historical attractions through to nature reserves, country parks and, of course, beautiful beaches. Visit Portsmouth and you can explore the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, where HMS Victory and HMS Warrior 1860 are kept, as well as Action Stations, an interactive museum your children will love. Close by is Hayling Island, where you'll find five miles of Blue Flag beaches and nature reserves, as well as a miniature railway.
If you're interested in submarines, Gosport gives you the opportunity to get inside a real one at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum and maritime enthusiasts will love the change to get hands on at Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower. Arrive in style on the Gosport ferry and enjoy the various sailing and windsurfing activities provided on the waterfront.

Beach holidays in Brighton for families

Of course, no discussion of the English South coast would be complete without mentioning Brighton. Ranked as one of the top 10 city beach break locations in the world, Brighton Pier is internationally renowned, while the pebble beach has plenty of beachside and water sport activities available. Hove Lagoon Watersports offers lessons for children from just £35 and if you prefer, you can hire a paddle board or kayak for a mere £10.
Wherever you decide to go, your family will all agree that nothing beats a south English beach holiday. Whatever the weather, you'll have the time of your life!
If you are interested in going further west, for example, Dorset, Somerset, Devon or Cornwall then click on one of our other blog postings "Beach holidays in south west England for families" for more information.

great deals on booking your beach holiday on the english south coast

If you are looking for holiday accommodation near the beach on the south coast of England during 2015, then I should be able to help you. I work directly with both owners and also with a number of different, reputable holiday companies to give you the best possible choice of where to stay. So, click here to contact me if you would like me to help - oh, and yes, it is a FREE service!!
Alternatively, if you would like to discuss your requirements over the telephone, might I suggest you give one of my partners a call?
  • For the UK & Ireland: 01244 352 241 – they are open from 9am to 9.30pm every day. Sykes Cottages are always happy to just offer advice or take bookings if they can find somewhere you like.

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Article By Sophie Childs and Lucilla Paull.

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