The Best Beach Holidays: UK Coastal Properties | Michael Paul Holidays

Coastal Breaks

Self-catering beach holiday

If you’re yearning for a weekend seaside getaway or a surfing safari close to home, our own beautiful UK coastline offers some of the most outstanding scenery in the world. At Michael Paul Holidays we’re proud to offer an exclusive collection of lodges, cottages, apartments and villas within easy reach of the most spectacular beaches in the country. No matter what kind of coastal holiday you’re looking for, we’ve got the ideal accommodation to make it even more memorable.

While many people think only of the beautiful shores of Dorset, Cornwall or Devon for beach holidays, UK-based properties around the often overlooked and dramatic coastline of John O’Groats in Scotland and the awe-inspiring Llyn Peninsula near Snowdonia in Wales have just as much appeal. 

Our collection of coastal resorts is diverse, with accommodation ranging from magnificently secluded cottages set against the stunning natural backdrop of the Llyn Peninsula to luxury penthouses that overlook the famous Fistral Beach and are close to some of the UK’s best surfing spots.

Family holiday park in Somerset

Perfectly suited for fun-packed family getaways, the welcoming Home Farm Holiday Park is just a couple of miles from the traditional seaside destination of Burnham-on-Sea. There's tons to do on-park, with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, well-stocked fishing lakes, a leisure centre, and even a supermarket, as well as a busy entertainment schedule in peak season.

Cornish holiday park by the beach

Located right next to a beautiful beach, the superb 5-star Par Sands Holiday Park offers a superb coastal escape for unforgettable seaside holidays in Cornwall. This family-friendly and pet-friendly park has an on-site swimming pool, wildlife lake, sports court and putting green. There's also a beachfront café which looks out across the scenic sands.

Seaside apartments in Torquay

You can't get a more traditional seaside town than Torquay, located in that region of the South Devon coast known as the 'English Riviera'. Enjoy a beach break in this beautiful location when you book a stay in one of these great apartments, with a commanding clifftop location enjoying unrivalled views across Torre Abbey Sands beach and the gorgeous Tor Bay beyond.

Recommended Destinations for Coastal Breaks


Cornwall is an incredible location for a coastal holiday. Go surfing on Fistral Beach, sunbathe in Polzeath and build sandcastles to your heart's content! Our Cornish resorts include such superb locations as Newquay Bay Resort, Newperran Holiday Resort, and Atlantic Bays Holiday Park.


The Devon coast is rightfully popular, and considered some of the UK's most superb coastline. Stunning cliffs, rocky shorelines and scenic stretches of sand combine to make a seaside adventure you'll never forget. Enjoy a rural break at Churchwood Valley or a stay in Astor House Apartments in Torquay.


Dorset's Jurassic Coast isn't to be missed. Go fossil-hunting on the shore, see incredible natural landmarks like Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove, and enjoy miles of gorgeous, unspoilt beaches.


Wales boasts a beautiful coastline that's well worth exploring, with spectacular scenery and some sensational beaches. There's plenty of family friendly seaside locales, perfect for rockpooling, watersports, and more. Book a stay at Brynteg Holiday Park in Snowdonia if you'd like to spend some time exploring.