As a result of people choosing to holiday at home due to the weak pound, Britain’s coastal towns are enjoying a renaissance. Once they conjured up images of buckets and spades, with cuisine including jellied eels and fish and chips; now, they are filled with famous people and restaurants endorsed by celebrity chefs. Here are some of the poshest destinations.
This is a town with lots of second homes, making it very pricey indeed. You can enjoy great seafood if you take the ferry to Padstow, where Rick Stein runs a restaurant. Rock is famous for being the place where pupils finishing private school go to let off steam, so expect a young crowd and some famous faces.
The Witterings, West Sussex
This beautiful part of Sussex is located close to Chichester. It is famous for its beautiful beach and sand dunes, and its delightful beach huts. Visitors have recently taken up water sports, such as surfing and paddle boarding, which may be of interest to the more adventurous Welsh Coast campers. The town itself does not have a great deal to offer, as it only has one pub, and the congestion is terrible on the roads at the first hint of sunshine.
This town in Wales boasts a caravan park with a helipad. Buying a static caravan overlooking the beach can cost £625,000, so travelling with your own campervan from a specialist such as https://twitter.com/welshcoast1?lang=en is probably a clever idea. The beach is stunning, with lots of sports takes place, and there are plenty of places to shop. If you take your sailing seriously, there is also a yacht club.
West Bay, Dorset
This town is famous for being the setting for Broadchurch and Harbour Lights and attracts many crime fans who wish to visit the locations. Being on the Jurassic Coast, it also attracts nature enthusiasts. The beach is stunning and there are many cultural events taking place locally, particularly in Bridport just one mile away.
This part of Cornwall is famous for its association with Daphne du Maurier. It has beautiful hilltop walks and coves and is the ideal destination for those who like to sail, as there is no beach here. If you wish to live here, you will need millions in the bank.