Airbnb shares the UK’s 10 best beach spots Britons are planning for summer 2021

Airbnb revealed the 10 most popular UK beach spots Brits are planning for summer 2021, with Kent, Lincolnshire and Somerset all proving particularly popular

A view of Sandgate Castle

Sandgate in Kent has been revealed as the UK destination that Britons are increasingly looking for for summer vacations.

The picturesque village has been named the most trending Airbnb location in the UK, after seeing the biggest increase in the number of Britons seeking stays there through the vacation rentals platform.

The coastal location is full of classic seaside resorts, including songs of fish and chips, a pebble beach, colorful beach huts, and attractions such as Sandgate Castle.

The village also has plenty of pubs and bars if you are looking for classic British fare, while history buffs may want to bring an extra bag for all the knickknacks to buy from local antique shops.

Those who want to do a bit of exploring can find plenty of coastal walks nearby, while Sandgate is also around a 10-minute drive from the popular harbor town of Folkestone.

What’s your favorite part of a trip to the sea? Let us know in the comments below.

Lincolnshire has also proven to be a hit with holidaymakers, with Ingoldmells and Sandilands taking second and third places respectively. Somerset also had two spots on the Top 10 list, with Portishead and Watchet also seeing an increase in interest from UK holidaymakers. (You can check out the full ranking below).

With Covid continuing to cause uncertainty around overseas travel this summer, it’s no surprise that there has been an increase in bookings for stays this year.

In fact, Airbnb revealed that overall, ‘travel nearby’ made up 82% of UK nights booked for 2021, as Britons readily embraced national holidays.

Top 10 trending Airbnb destinations in the UK

  1. Sandgate, Kent
  2. Ingoldmells, Lincolnshire
  3. Sandilands, Lincolnshire
  4. Seaburn, County Durham
  5. Portishead, Somerset
  6. Guette, Somerset
  7. Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire
  8. Hornsea, East Yorkshire
  9. Cleveleys, Lancashire
  10. Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

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Sandgate pebble beach


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Amanda Cupples, Managing Director Northern Europe at Airbnb, said: “There’s nothing like the smell of fish and chips and the sound of seagulls to transport you straight to vacation mode, and the latter The year has seen a true resurgence of the great British seaside and it’s not just the familiar summer pillars that feel the love; this list shows that Britons are exploring lesser-known destinations and prioritizing beloved gems like way of escape this summer.

She added that Airbnb encourages “anyone considering hosting to give it a try and enjoy the next wave of travel.”

While staycations have been very popular this summer, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some great bargains to be found. To give you a helping hand, we’ve updated our UK Holidays page with all of the latest sales and discounts that we think you’ll love, whether you’re looking for a getaway with the kids or a romantic getaway. hotel for two. (We’ve also included destination ideas and vacation planning tips!).

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