UK holidays: Kent crowned top seaside destination – top 10 list

The trending hotspots for summer staycations in the UK have been revealed.

Families, friends and solo travellers are staying in the UK this year, with a large majority of Brits booking travel nearby.

And the results are in: Airbnb has released its list of trending seaside staycations, and Sandgate in Kent is where everyone seems to be headed.

Lincolnshire takes spots two and three, with Ingoldmells and Sandilands attracting a lot of search on the Airbnb platform.

With cross-channel views, expensive houses and a High Street of independent shops, Sandgate is attracting a lot of tourists this summer.

In Lincolnshire, Brits are headed to Ingoldmells and Sandilands.

Sandilands has miles of sandy beach and the promenade with its colourful beach huts make for a relaxing holiday. Sandilands will become a new National Trust nature reserve, the first Trust coastal land in the Midlands.

The beach of Seaburn in County Durham is a big draw for visitors looking to make the most of the summer.


The coastal town of Portishead, on the Severn Estuary in Somerset, is not a beach destination. But it has a marina, heated open-air pool and National Trust properties.

The full list of Airbnb’s top trending UK seaside destinations for summer 2021:

1.     Sandgate, Kent

2.     Ingoldmells, Lincolnshire

3.     Sandilands, Lincolnshire

4.     Seaburn, County Durham

5.     Portishead, Somerset

6.     Watchet, Somerset

7.     Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire

8.     Hornsea, East Yorkshire

9.     Cleveleys, Lancashire

10.  Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

Coming up in tenth, Walton-on-the-Naze in Essex has miles of sandy beaches.

With overseas holidays once again on hold for most Brits this year, a staycation is on the cards.

Beautiful seaside destinations are trending and most visitors will be headed to a beach somewhere around the UK this summer.

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