It’s time to grab your sunshades and go for that long-awaited trip we all have been craving for the past year. We have listed our top 7 picks for those who are looking for a nice long warm summer day. That said, the UK weather can be pretty unpredictable, so make sure to be well packed. Whether you go this summer or in the future year, these spots in the UK are some of the best summer destinations for you to soak up that much missed sun.
1. Isles of Scilly
Just off the coast of Cornwall is a world that is beautiful, uncrowded and unspoilt. This natural wonder is the perfect place for those who need a solitary summer day. The crystal-clear seas and the perfect blue skies is a bonus to the beautiful Isles of Scilly. You can swim the coves or between the islands, hire a sailing boat and take off into those uninhabited shores and snorkel with seals. You can also join the low tide pop-up festivals in the channel between Tresco and Bryher, pilot gig racing and go for spontaneous picnics on the beaches.
2. Northumberland Coast
Littered with castles, beaches and amazing seafood restaurants, the Northumberland Coastline is one of the most beautiful places in the UK. For those of you history nuts out there, there are beautiful and amazing fortresses like the Bamburgh Castle, Dunstanburgh castle etc. This impressive place is packed with the kind of breaks you want to take. Be it family trips, romantic outings, foodie breaks, lifestyle breaks, rural escapes or even a heritage exploration – this place is equipped with what you want and what you need.
With beaches situated on multiple sides, Llandudno is the ideal place for you to visit this summer. Famous for its Victorian architecture, the town’s eye-catching details are absolutely beautiful. Unlike most other resorts, Llandudno’s appearance remained largely unchanged for over a century. This classic destination also has a pier which is the longest in Eales, donkey rides on the beaches and canopied shopping streets just behind the prom.
4. Isle of Wight
Sailing, sunbathing, royal residences and a coastal path – what else do you need for a good summer outing. Famous for being home to Osborne House, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s family home, the Isle of Wight holds impressive gardens, grounds and beaches that are perfect for your summer trip.
The iconic attractions in Brighton like the exotic Royal Pavilion to the new British Airways i360, makes this place a well-known attraction to all ages. You can visit the Brighton Palace Pier where you can participate in activities and enjoy rides. You can learn about the creatures of the deep, watch a shark swim over your head in the underwater tunnel at the Sea Life Brighton. And in the evening, why not hire a bike and explore the city limits or even on into the beautiful countryside of the South Downs?
Porthcurno, Porthminster, Looe, Porthtowan, Polzeath, Widemouth Bay, Gyllyngvase etc. are only some of the best beaches of Cornwall. If you love the waters and the warm sun on your skin, head down now! Additionally, there are also a lot of great places to visit like the St. Ives with its artistic scenery to the Newquay with its surfing. History Lovers out there should head down to St. Michael’s Mount for you would adore the tidal island with a castle on top.
There is no way we are ending this list without adding London to it. The UK capital is one of the best places to visit during the summer. It is packed with activities, events, festivals, and fun. You will find everything and anything you need here – riverside pubs, rooftop bars, parks, summer gardens, picnic spots. If you are a solitary soul, there are plenty of places to escape to if you know where to go. For those of you history nuts, it’s only a matter of where to start when it comes to the great city of London.