Famed across the globe for its beauty, the British South Coast is well worth a visit – so, who could blame you for wanting to go there? With so many splendid areas along the coast, it can be hard to decide which ones to head to. That’s why we’ve put together our top five South Coast destinations. Read on to identify yours…

  1. Brighton

If you’re after a vibrant resort town, look no further than Brighton. A hub of art and culture, it’s the ideal location for both days out and long stays. From The Lanes to the cheap and cheerful pier, it brims with life. For history enthusiasts, the Royal Pavilions offer historical intrigue, in addition to a peaceful surrounding garden. Not to mention, it boasts a splendid sea front.

  1. Portsmouth

It’s Britain’s only island city! Aside from its rich maritime heritage, Portsmouth is home to some serious seaside delights. For a view like no other, head to the Spinnaker Tower. After a trip in its super speed lift, you’ll be able to see across the entire city. If you’re in search of a ground level activity, you could explore Portsmouth’s many historic buildings, including its 800-year-old cathedral. Or how about getting into the true spirit of the city with a boat tour?

With transport links from a range of cities, it’s never been easier to reach Portsmouth. Travel from big stations like London, Manchester and Chichester to Portsmouth Harbour in complete comfort.

  1. Cornwall

Arguably the most popular place for staycations in the UK, Cornwall is reputed for its gorgeous views, beaches and what seems to be its all-round magic charm. If you haven’t been already, it’ll likely feature on your must-visit list. So, why not use your next bit of time off to actually go – you’ll most definitely be amazed by its delights.

  1. Devon

Devon holds a place in many people’s hearts – and it’s easy to see why. Home to the Jurassic Coast (a World Heritage Site) and the unique Lundy Island, it’s an idyll of Southern England. Just a short drive from Dartmoor National Park, it hosts lush hills and sea views aplenty. Oh, and let’s not forget the endless opportunities for afternoon tea that it offers.

  1. Dorset

If you seek a fairy tale South Coast destination, head to Dorset. Its castles, coastline and countryside are all reminiscent of traditional stories. Wander to Lulworth Cove and bask in the sight lush cliffs and clear beach – or simply enjoy a meal at one of the country’s renowned pubs or restaurants. There really is something for everyone here!

When it comes to looking for the perfect South Coast destination, we’re often spoiled for choice. But thanks to our guide, you’ll be able to find the spot to suit you.