UK South Coast Hot Spots

MatthewA By MatthewA, 29th Oct 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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The Southern coast of the UK, otherwise England, has a number of notable hot spots. There are seaside resort towns in most of the southern counties, in both the south-west and southeast of England. These are a few of the great UK south coast hot spots for the summer.

Torbay, Devon

The coastline of Torbay in the south of Devon is one of the south coast’s hot spots. Torbay includes three towns Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. Of these Torquay is the largest of the three towns that has a number of beaches in Torquay and nearby Babbicombe. Aside from the its beaches, you can also visit Living Coasts on Torquay Marina, the Babbicombe Model Village, Cockington Court or the restored Torre Abbey.

Other highlights of Torbay include Paignton, which probably has more, or at least longer stretches of beaches than Torquay. The main beach at Paignton also includes Paignton Pier which has an arcade, and in addition to this there is also Goodrington Park which has an additional beach, go karts and the Quay West water park. The Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway which runs from Paignton through to Dartmouth, also includes a stop at Goodrington station.

The third town of Torbay is Brixham. You can visit the Golden Hind replica at Brixham’s harbor. Although lacking in sandy beaches, Brixham does have an open seawater pool that is a short walk from the harbor. Along this route you can also walk to the country park of Berry Head, which includes the remains of an old coastal fortification and lighthouse.

Brighton, East Sussex

Brighton is one of the southeast’s best seaside resorts. It’s easy to get to, and includes shingled beaches along its coastline. One of Brighton’s highlights is the Royal Pavillion palace, a former royal residence renovated and extended by the architect John Nash. You can visit this fantastic Neo-classical architecture with audio guides provided. Alternatively, take a tour of the Brighton sea front via its trams and tramways. The old Brighton Pier extends more than 500 meters out to sea and is another of Brighton’s highlights.

Penzance, Cornwall

Penzance is one of the Cornwall’s seaside resorts, in the west side of Cornwall, which has the longest promenade in Cornwall. Between the town and the seafront you can visit sub-tropical Penzance gardens such as the Morrab Gardens. By the long Penzance promenade you can visit the Art-deco Jubilee Pool. The Cornwall Geological Museum in Penzance also has great geological displays. The Trinity House Lighthouse near the harbor is another of the Penzance’s highlights.

Dartmouth, Devon

Dartmouth, in the south of Devon, is beside the River Dart. As such, from here you can take cruises along the river. Alternatively, visit Dartmouth Castle at the opening of the River Dart. Although Dartmouth does not have a seaside promenade, just a few miles off the town there is the Blackpool Sands beach and botanic gardens. In addition to this, it’s also easy to reach the seaside town of Paington, and the rest of Torbay, from Dartmouth thanks to the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway.

These are a few of the UK’s great south coast hot spots for a summer vacation. Visit Torbay, Penzance, Dartmouth or Brighton for a great seaside holiday in England.


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30th Oct 2015 (#)

Informative share. Great post!

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