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With the sun coming out and the weather warming up, it’s safe to say spring is nearly here. After what seemed like a long winter, with snowy weather paying a visit to some, the change in the climate is a welcome arrival, and for many of us, it inspires and gets us thinking about our next holiday.

The question is, why wait until summer to take your next trip? Spring is right around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to take your first holiday of the year.

Instead of heading abroad, why not think about visiting a spot or two along the UK coastline? There are plenty of great destinations to visit this spring, all of which will offer you the chance to enjoy a fantastic holiday.

We’ve picked out a few you should consider:

North Devon

Home to some of the best beaches in the country, including the award-winning Woolacombe Beach, North Devon is the perfect spot to enjoy a spring retreat. Along with Woolacombe, you will find Croyde and Saunton beaches, offering miles upon miles of golden sand. Head to these beaches in the late evening and you’ll get the chance to catch an incredible sunset unlike anywhere else in the country.

West Cornwall

Spring is the perfect time to visit West Cornwall, as it will allow you to beat the crowds that arrive during the summer months, meaning you can enjoy some of the best villages in the county. A trip to the Land’s End should certainly feature in your trip, not to mention the stunning St Michael’s Mount. This area of Cornwall is steeped in history due to its mining heritage, allowing you to learn all about this wonderful area’s interesting past.


This world-class stretch of coastline offers visitors the chance to experience amazing views and rich history throughout Northumberland. With towns such as Bamburgh and Alnwick along the coast, both homes to incredible castles and equally beautiful beaches, the Northumberland coastline is well worth a visit.

Great Yarmouth

One of the UK’s most popular seaside resorts, Great Yarmouth is home to elegant piers and a vast sandy beach, perfect to enjoy this spring. Just 20 miles from Norwich, it’s perfect to visit at this time of year, away from throngs of people visiting in the summer season. Wander along Britannia Pier and try winning some prizes at the arcade or stop for a snack at one of the popular tea rooms.

Wherever you choose to go this spring, there are a fantastic range of great places to visit along the UK’s coastline, each offering something unique, whatever your type of holiday. What are you waiting for? Start exploring this spring!

Explore more exciting UK destinations to visit this year in our coastal guides