Ride The Waves And Explore The UK With These 4 Water-Based Journeys

When it comes to British holidaymaking, some locals prefer domestic trips over international travel. In addition, British holiday trips mostly focus on coastline getaways. The demand for coastal holiday trips tends to be centred around nostalgia from past childhood trips to the beach.

While British beach tourism often focuses on major destinations such as Southend Pier in Essex or Bournemouth Beach in the south, other overlooked beaches in the UK have a lot of other memorable destinations to offer. If you’re planning your next holiday trip, here are some other places to visit in the UK:

Go on an extended ocean journey around the UK

First on this list is a more luxurious way of seeing all the sights that the UK has to offer in one go. Explora Cruises recommends an extended ocean journey as the best to travel around the UK in style. You can choose to board a ship from Southampton to Edinburgh while also experiencing some of the UK’s busiest coastal towns, take trips to historic sites, and visit captivating places like the Isle of Lewis. As you embark on your journey to these destinations, the luxuries of sea travel even provide tourists with tastefully curated spirits and luxury dining options – all of which can be enjoyed onboard as you make your way to your next coastal stop.

Go on the Great Glen Trail

Located in the Scottish Highlands, the Great Glen Trail is the perfect destination if you’re looking for an exciting and adventurous boating holiday. Your paddling journey begins at Fort William, moves on through the Caledonian Canal and the Great Glen, and ends at the historic city of Inverness. While the trip sounds hectic, the route itself is scenic and full of picturesque backdrops. For those who’ve never paddled in open waters before, there are guided tours available as well which will provide you with the best possible experience.

Tour York by river

One way to explore York is by taking a river boat along the River Ouse. It gives you a unique perspective of the city as you view it from the river rather than the famous cobbles. The tour guides will even walk you through the history of the city as you sail by historical cultural landmarks. You can even have an intimate three-course dinner on some river boats while sailing by majestic structures like York’s Bishopthorpe Palace.

Surf at Sennen Cove

If your idea of a holiday is braving the waves on your surfboard, then it’s worth considering heading to one of Cornwall’s best-surfing spots. Sennen Cove boasts huge waves that accommodate all types of surfing and levels. There are also wonderful solarium cottages available to rent for long weekends. After an energetic day surfing, head over to the Old Success Inn for a fantastic meal alongside a panoramic view of the entire village.

The United Kingdom is filled with exciting destinations for your next water adventures. You’ve just got to get out there and be bold enough to experience new things.

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