The best seaside destinations for London day trips


Nothing beats a day trip to the seaside. Every year, millions of tourists and holidaymakers flock to the coasts of Britain to experience the magic of sitting on the beach with an ice cream in hand.

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If you’re hoping for some fun in the sun, it doesn’t get much better than Bournemouth. The popular seaside town attracts millions of visitors every year and is a perfect place to take the kids for the day if you’re staying at our 5 Star Hotels London. Take a stroll along Bournemouth Pier and look out over the clear waters. Along the beach, you’ll find fairground rides, arcades and more ice cream vendors than you could ever need.



Brighton Beach is one of the most iconic holiday spots in Britain and is a go-to spot for families. Enjoy the incredible sights and sounds of the seaside as you explore the bustling high streets and the beautiful pier. Although you won’t find many places to sit comfortably on Brighton’s pebbled beaches, the local shops, markets, eateries and venues more than make up for it. Get an early start and head down to the coast so you can make the most of your day.

Sunny Sands – Kent

Sandy beach

Head over to the southern coast of Kent and discover some of the clearest waters in the country and spend the day exploring the beaches and relaxing in the sun. This is a very popular holidaying spot for families during the summer months thanks to the yellow sandy beaches and family-friendly activities. If you’re travelling with just your partner, this is a great place to escape the big crowds of London and relax in the sun for a day.

Botany Bay

Botany Bay

Head down to the south-east coast to experience some of the most beautiful sights in the country and spend the day exploring Botany Bay. This popular tourist attraction is one of the best places to experience fun in the sun while getting a chance to see the natural beauty of Britain. The huge chalk cliffs span the beach front and stretch out into the sea creating a walkway that is a photographer’s dream.

Mersea Island


Spend the day exploring the ‘island of the pool’ and see what beautiful sights you can find. This is go-to holiday spot in the Blackwater area and offers a wonderful alternative if you’ve had your fill of shopping in London. Fortunately, the area doesn’t experience a huge number of tourists which means there is more space for you to explore and relax without struggling to find a spot to sit down on the beach.