What's the most eco holiday choice?

If you've discounted simply staying at home or taking day trips by public transport, then the next greenest option is to holiday in the UK.

Award-winning large coastal holiday cottage with stunning views across Lyme Bay in East Devon. Built in 1897, Upcott House is one of the highest rated luxury

Heron Cottage
Heron Cottage
Biddenden
Kent

Heron Cottage is a large detached house with parts dating from the 16th Century.  Peacefully set in six acres of grounds surrounded by unspoilt countryside, it is situated between the ancient village ...

Eaton Manor
Eaton Manor
Church Stretton
Shropshire

Eaton Manor Country Estate is a glorious rural retreat set in 500 acres of peaceful Shropshire countryside, offering award winning luxurious 4 and 5 star self catering properties, including holiday cottages, barn conversions and ...

 

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Discover Blue Flag Beaches in the South of England

Escape from the city and discover the delights of the New Forest, or the hop fields of Kent; great walking in the South Downs, and so much to do on the Isle of Wight.

Bognor Regis Beach

Bognor Regis Beach

A shingle and sandy beach, Bognor Regis beach is situated next to the immaculate seafront esplanade. A great place to enjoy sailing or windsurfing or just messing about in the ...

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Botany Bay, Broadstairs

Botany Bay

Named after the famous Botany Bay in Australia where smugglers were often sent off to, this quiet sandy bay at the bottom of chalk cliffs is favorite with families. The ...

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Coastguards Beach, Littlehampton

Coastguards Beach

An ideal family beach with the added bonus of the coastguard tower overlooking the beach with an up-to-date first aid/lost children centre unit nearby, lifeguards also patrol the beach between ...

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Colwell Beach, Isle of Wight

Colwell Beach

This small, sand and shingle beach is tucked away on the quieter west coast of the Island. It has panoramic views of the Solent and is ideal for those looking ...

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Hayling Island Beachlands

Hayling Island Beachlands

A perfect spot for family fun, this beach is made up of shingle banks and with sand dunes, with low tide giving an vast expanse of sand. There is a ...

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Herne Bay

Herne Bay

The shingle beach at Herne Bay is a popular spot for families.  At low tide there are sandy mudflats ideal for children to play on. The long promenade has plenty ...

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Hove Lawn

Hove Lawn

Popular with locals and visitors, Hove Lawns, with it’s grassy lawns and shingle beach provides a wonderful spot for a picnic, ball games or just taking in the view. There ...

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Joss Bay, Broadstairs

Joss Bay

A lovely sandy beach located below the North Foreland Lighthouse, Joss Bay is a perfect place for families to enjoy, with plenty for children to explore. There is a surf shop, ...

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Main Sands, Margate

Main Sands

If you are looking for a traditional English seaside holiday resort Margate has it all.  With donkey rides, a long, golden sandy beach, lively entertainment, and plenty of cafes and ...

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Main Sands, Ramsgate

Main Sands

A great family beach adjacent to the glorious Royal Harbour and Marina. With traditional donkey rides to offer, a boardwalk and a designated jet ski area. Plenty of children’s activities to ...

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Minnis Bay

Minnis Bay

A lovely long and sandy bay in a rural setting, with some including rocky and shingle areas too.  Great for windsurfing and kite boarding (lessons available). Seal watching trips run ...

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Sandown Beach, Isle of Wight

Sandown Beach

A popular sandy beach on the Isle of Wight, Sandown is a renown for its safe bathing, glorious long sands and wide range of activities.  Close to the amenities of ...

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Shanklin Beach, Isle of Wight

Shanklin Beach

Forming part of the glorious Sandown bay, Shanklin is a very popular family beach, with golden sands, safe bathing areas and good facilities. Lots of additional activities for children including ...

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St. Mildreds Bay, Margate

St. Mildreds Bay

A lovely sandy bay with good facilities, a promenade and cliffs. There is also a tidal pool (except on spring tides). Lifeguards on duty during summer. Disabled access to the ...

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Stone Bay, Broadstairs

Stone Bay

A little known beach, popular with locals, the small sandy beach of Stone Bay offers peace and tranquility and some first class rock pooling opportunities. Two sets of steps lead ...

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Tankerton Beach

Tankerton Beach

With it's lively working harbour, supporting a small fishing fleet, Whitstable is a popular seaside town. The shingle beach of Tankerton is located a mile east of Whitstable town centre, ...

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Ventnor Beach, Isle of Wight

Ventnor Beach

The sheltered bay of Ventnor offers a great family destination with good rocks for crabbing. The mainly sandy beach is a real sun trap and has a Mediterranean feel to it. ...

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West Bay, Westgate

West Bay

A great beach for sandcastle building and exploring the rock pools, the sandy beach of West Bay is great for children. The café is open in the evening to take ...

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West Street Beach

West Street Beach

A very popular beach with a cosmopolitan feel to it. There is a variety of shops, cafes, galleries and a museum on the lower promenade.  Good for beach sports such ...

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West Wittering Beach

West Wittering Beach

West Wittering is a favourite family destination. With a glorious stretch of open countryside behind a sandy beach, the area is popular for it’s natural character and lack of commercialisation.  ...

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Westbrook Bay

Westbrook Bay

The very popular sandy beach at Westbrook Bay is great for families, with a stretch of safe shallow bathing waters and lovely sand.  There is a former Seabathing Hospital overlooking ...

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Yaverland Beach

Yaverland Beach

This magnificient bay is characterised by its craggy cliffs and clean crisp waters. The appealing sand and stone beach runs between the imposing Culver Cliff at one end and Sandown ...

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Discover Britain's Counties

From a fisherman’s cottage in Cornwall to lodges in Scotland, why not avoid airport mayhem and explore the beauty and rich diversity of the UK and Channels Islands? There are stunning areas to visit, magnificent beaches, fascinating historic houses and gardens, great pubs and restaurants to sample, and plenty of attractions to keep the kids entertained.

Discover Blue Flag Beaches

To gain the Blue Flag certification, Beach Operators have to meet a number of criteria covering environmental information and education, environmental management, safety, services and water quality. These environmental awards are given to Beach Operators who make a special effort to manage their coastal water environment and beaches.

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Wales

Discover National Parks

Holidaying in a UK National Park offers great opportunities for outdoor activities; from mountain biking to mountaineering or simply strolling around and enjoying the view.

There are fifteen National Parks in UK - they are the real gems of our countryside - the special places nationally protected because of their beautiful countryside, wildlife and heritage.

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Wales

Discover AONBs

As the name suggests these are areas nationally recognised and protected for their natural beauty and distinctive character. When you choose a holiday in one of the 38 AONBs in England or Wales you are guaranteed beautiful countryside whether it's wild moorland, rolling hills or sandy beaches.

Discover Britain's Areas of Outstanding National Beauty...

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