Is there anything better than a British seaside holiday? Fish and chips and a 99 Flake as you dodge the seagulls, drizzly afternoons in the arcades, warming up in the pub after a bitterly cold swim, evening strolls along the pier… Sure, it’s no trip to the Med but there’s nothing like coastal air to blow away the cobwebs.

With warmer weather (fingers crossed) on the horizon, you might think that all the best seaside homes have been snatched up. You’re wrong. We’ve done the legwork and trawled Airbnb to find the loveliest stays across the UK. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway for two, a reunion pad for your group of six or a solo change of scenery, read on to find our favourite seaside escapes.

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Luxury Seaside Home

Location: Fife, Scotland
Rate: £130 per night
Guests: 4

This cosy flat is the stuff of staycation dreams. Perched on the Firth of Forth, the terrace opens up to stunning views of the water and the coast of Kirkcaldy. Well-equipped for self-catering, there is a self-contained BBQ hut with coal and lighters to stage your very own cookout. Explore the area’s natural beauty with the Fife Coastal Path, just steps away from your front door.

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Little Barn At Spring Farm

Location: Great Carlton, Lincolnshire
Rate: £80 per night
Guests: 2

Located in an idyllic countryside village, this holiday barn — with a flower shop and gorgeous garden on the grounds — has everything you could want for a self-contained stay. The Lincolnshire coast is a short drive away; we recommend Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe dunes, Huttoft Beach and Fitties Beach for day trips.

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Cairnwood Premier Chalet

Location: Hele Bay, Devon
Rate: £155 per night
Guests: 2

This beachfront rental is technically a beach hut but it has so much more going for it. Namely, a hot tub, which — thanks to the UK’s track record for bank holiday weather — is staycation gold. Inside it’s less beach hut and more boutique hotel with its fresh, whitewashed feel, a large double bed, ensuite and decking for evening drinks.

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Ysella Glamping

Location: St Agnes, Cornwall
Rate: £95 per night
Guests: 5

Is there anything more romantic than a night under canvas? Perhaps a night in one of these luxury bell tents, complete with real beds, soft furnishings and even a camp kitchen for al fresco dining under the stars. Ysella will provide your tent and set it up for you but you’ll need to book your own campsite. With bank holiday bookings getting tight, this is the perfect option for last-minute trips.

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Cabin Dougie

Location: Acharacle, Scotland
Rate: £142 per night
Guests: 3

You’ll feel like you’re in a different world when you stay in one of these Scandi-inspired wooden cabins, built in an extinct volcano a stone’s throw from one of Scotland’s most beautiful beaches, Sanna Bay.

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Freshwater House

Location: Freshwater, Isle of Wight
Rate: £360 per night
Guests: 10

A comfy, cosy and beautifully refurbished five-bed house just minutes from the sea? Airbnbs like this are hard to come by.

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Converted Cattle Shed

Location: Combpyne, Devon
Rate: £105 per night
Guests: 2

Completely self-contained, this converted cattle shed is exactly where we would want to retreat to after a day by the sea. Beautifully done up with a cosy living room, wood burner and full kitchen, you won’t need to head out for much: the hosts provide local treats and even their own eggs (when the chickens are laying). But with Lyme Regis and Bridport on your doorstep — and the opportunity to take a spin in the hosts’ helicopter — there’s plenty to get you out and about.

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Luxury House

Location: Cubert, Cornwall
Rate: £209 per night
Guests: 7

This luxury build is definitely on the pricey side, although it’s doable when split between your group of six. A 25-minute walk from Holywell Bay and with a pool table, balcony, large garden, ocean views and a pub (and fish and chips!) down the road, it’s the perfect base for a girls’ reunion weekend.

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Meadow Beach House

Location: Primrose Valley, Yorkshire
Rate: £217 per night
Guests: 6

Set on The Bay holiday park at the edge of the beautiful seaside town of Filey, this holiday bungalow is great for a weekend on the beach. You’ll have access to all The Bay has to offer: pool, sauna, gym, sports club and kids’ playground. Ideal for families of mixed ages.

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Curlew Cottage

Location: Castletown, Isle of Man
Rate: £200 per night
Guests: 2

Nestled in historic Castletown on the tip of the Isle of Man, this 18th-century traditional Manx cottage feels super cosy — all thanks to its original features, wooden beams and an open fire.

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Location: Combe Martin, Devon
Rate: £160 per night
Guests: 2

Set on the cliffs overlooking Combe Martin Bay, you can’t find a better view than this — best enjoyed from the private terrace.

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St Drogo’s Barn

Location: Aberystwyth, Wales
Rate: £104 per night
Guests: 2

On a working farm at the edge of Aberystwyth, St Drogo’s Barn offers guests the best of both worlds, with the beautiful coastal towns of Aberaeron and New Quay to the south, and Snowdonia National Park to the north. There’s also the stunning Welsh countryside if you decide to head inland.

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Oblique Sea View

Location: Kemptown, Brighton
Rate: £190 per night
Guests: 6

Just two hours by car from London and packed with bars, restaurants and things to do, there’s a reason why Brighton is a seaside favourite. This townhouse in the heart of bustling Kemptown is ideal for a group holiday or family reunion.

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