Christmas hotel breaks by the sea are the perfect way to getaway and put your feet up to enjoy all the trimmings

St Brides Spa Hotel, Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire

All we want for Christmas? A St Brides breakfast, a walk across Saundersfoot Beach, a festive tipple in the Gallery Lounge, six-course Christmas Day lunch with champagne and a buffet supper. The festive package also includes cooked breakfasts, three-course à la carte dinners and a daily 90-minute session in the thermal suite and hydrotherapy. Throw in board games, and it’s a Christmas cracker. Prices for a two-night stay between 24-26 December start from £415pp (01834 812304,

The Ship, Dunwich, Suffolk

Just a stone’s throw from miles of stunning coastline, The Ship provides a warm welcome for guests and their four-legged friends after a day exploring the local beaches and pretty nearby towns of Dunwich and Aldeburgh. Featuring a festive cocktail or mulled cider, a three-course Christmas dinner and a stocking full of treats, one-night festive stays run from 20 November-23 December. Prices for a room start from £215 (01728 648219,

Brudenell Hotel, Aldeburgh, Suffolk

Starting with a traditional afternoon cream tea with mulled wine, this three-night Christmas package includes a decadent six-course banquet on Christmas Day featuring canapés, champagne, turkey and puds. On Boxing Day, enjoy a late breakfast before a bracing walk along the seafront – or pack your costume for a revitalising dip in the North Sea as part of the traditional Boxing Day swim! Prices start from £600pp based on two people sharing a country view room (01728 452071,

The Headland Hotel, Newquay, Cornwall

From the opulent surrounds of this Victorian hotel which sits on a cliff overlooking Fistral Beach, guests can dip into a lavish festive afternoon tea between 1-23 December that includes homemade Christmas cake, mulled wine trifle, cranberry macaroon, chocolate orange Yule log and a mince pie (from £30pp). For a decadent festive escape, the three-night festive stay starts from £450 per night, inclusive of dinner, bed and breakfast. Think jaw-dropping sea views, blustery beach walks, spa treatments and a dip in the hotel’s £10m Aqua Club for a Christmas with all the luxury bells and whistles (01637 872211,

Kinloch Lodge, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Sited on the Sleat Peninsula on the Isle of Skye, Kinloch Lodge is a magical destination for Christmas and beyond. Majestic drawing rooms, illuminated by roaring fires, twinkling candles and festive fragrant fir trees, form the backdrop to a luxury Christmas escape featuring a celebration dinner, traditional festive lunch, a rustic winter picnic and a bounty of mince pies, mulled wine and whisky. Prices for a three-night Christmas break start from £840pp, including half-board in a cosy double room with sea view (01471 833333,

Raithwaite Sandsend, Whitby, North Yorkshire
Share fanciful feasts with friends and family, lounge by the fire or wrap up warm for a stroll through the grounds or a bit of seal-spotting on the coast at the recently refurbished Raithwaite Sandsend Hotel, located between the moors and the sea on the North Yorkshire coast. A cream tea, Christmas quiz and cheese and biscuits by room service are just a few festive delights to feature as part of the three-night package, priced from £1,375 for two adults (01947 661661,

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The Globe, Wells-next-the-Sea, North Norfolk

Whether you’re looking to cosy up by the hearth with a festive cocktail, or to dust off your wellies for a brisk beach walk, The Globe’s festive stay ticks all the boxes. A festive package between 20 November and 23 December includes a celebratory cocktail or mulled wine in the bar by the fire, a delicious three-course dinner and a stay in one of The Globe’s stylish bedrooms, where you’ll find a Christmas stocking waiting from Santa. Prices for rooms start from £215 per night (01328 710206,

The Club Hotel & Spa, St Helier, Jersey
Surrounded by an island of breathtaking coastline, guests have a wealth of festive treats at their fingertips as part of a four-night pre-Christmas package at The Club Hotel & Spa. Enjoy a curated festive lunch at the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Bohemia, and a swim in the heated outdoor pool, warming Rasul mud treatments and crystal-clear beaches teeming with wildlife. Prices for a four-night stay in December start from £513 based on two people sharing a deluxe double room (01534 876500,

The Green House, Bournemouth, Dorset

If you’re looking to indulge sustainably, then luxury eco-hotel The Green House in Bournemouth is one of the greenest out there. In addition to using the sun to heat its water, its solid wood furniture has been made in the UK using trees felled by storms, waste oil from the kitchen is turned into fuel, and the coffee beans are composted for its community veg garden on site. Alongside seasonal tasting menus and Christmas parties, its festive package features a mighty seven-course Christmas lunch in its two-AA Rosette restaurant, Arbor, plus dinner, bed and breakfast. Prices for a two-night stay start from £280 per night, based on two people sharing (01202 498900,

The Yarrow Hotel, Broadstairs, Kent
Laugh off the washing-up and escape to the Kentish coast for a Christmas break at The Yarrow in the town of Broadstairs. Featuring bubbles on check-in, live music and a sumptuous Christmas lunch along with evening entertainment, guests can also make use of the on-site salon and spa, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. Prices for a two-night stay start from £650, based on two people sharing (01843 460100,

Still looking for the ideal Christmas getaway? You might like to peek inside the most expensive Christmas staycations or discover 6 of the best coastal Christmas markets. For more coastal living news pick up the latest copy of coast magazine. 

Still looking for the ideal Christmas getaway? You might like to peek inside the most expensive Christmas staycations or discover 6 of the best coastal Christmas markets. For more coastal living news pick up the latest copy of coast magazine.