The UK’s Most Romantic Coastlines

A mini-break along the UK’s coast will provide a fun way for couples to connect, whether they’re newly dating or have been together for years. The UK has plenty of coastline destinations for couples who love the romance of the seaside. Here are just a few.



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Brighton is one of the most popular coastline destinations in the UK and loved by all who live in it. Couples who have met through eHarmony will have plenty to see, with a buzzing and energetic atmosphere earning Brighton the title of “London-by-the-sea”.

A long pebbled beach offers the perfect place to stroll along with your loved one with plenty of cafes and restaurants to sit back and enjoy the view.

However, Brighton definitely comes into its own after dark with loads of nightclubs and excellent bars to choose from. Check out the pier, the Royal Pavilion and the interesting independent shops in the Lanes for some great places to visit.


Newquay is known as the surfing capital of England, ideal for adventure breaks but also romantic holidays. The beautiful beaches with views of the sparkling ocean provide lovely attractions for the town.

There is plenty of good accommodation for couples in the area as well as some lovely places to eat. Newquay has definitely embraced beach culture and with good reason – the enormous stretches of sand and water are great to explore. Fistral Beach is great for surfers while Watergate Bay has some beautiful views for holidaymakers on a stroll.


A lively and bright maritime city, Swansea is well known as a major resort for holidays in Wales. There are also plenty of places of interest to visit across the city, including the Maritime and Industrial Museum, National Waterfront Museum and the remains of a ruined castle in the town centre.

Swansea has a lovely beach to explore which is surrounded by new developments where there are plenty of bars and cafes. Nearby, the small Victorian town of Mumbles represents The Gateway to the Gower – a large area of unspoilt coastline, with beautiful views.


Eastbourne is a traditional English seaside resort with a certain amount of genteel charm. This is represented in its fine architecture which dates back to the 19th Century. The town’s beaches are beautiful and there are plenty more on offer at nearby Pevensey Bay for both couples and singles who are looking for love.

Nearby, Beachy Head is a headland which rises 530 feet and offers excellent views of the town and coastline. On a clear day, you can see 40 miles along the coast to Kent and fifty miles in the opposite direction towards Brighton. Try a harbour boat trip together to explore the sights of the town.


Torbay is made up of three towns – Torquay, Paignton and Brixham – which all have their own unique charm. Known as ‘The English Riviera’, the area offers sweeping boulevards, a thriving harbour and palm trees. At Torquay, the long crescent-shaped beach runs around most of the bay, offering great swimming opportunities for warm days.

Paignton offers all the ingredients for a great beach holiday – stretches of sand, water, cafes and amusement arcades as far as the eye can see! As an old fishing village, Brixham offers a slower pace, with narrow, twisting streets to explore and plenty of small restaurants where you can sample the locally-caught seafood.

All of these seaside locations (as well as a host of others) will be ideal for a first break with your new love. Keep an eye on hotel prices and make sure to book at the right time to get the best weekend deals. Enjoy!

About the Author: Tracey Chandler is a freelance travel writer who contributes regularly to travel blogs worldwide and female-interest publications on matters of the heart.

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