Tag Archives: UK
- Published:December 12, 2013 2:59 pm
If you’re looking to treat yourself to a sumptuous, stylish seaside getaway within the UK then head for Sussex on the East Coast. Here you’ll find some of the UK’s finest examples of lavish, luxurious coastal comfort in the shape of high end beach houses, shabby chic beach cottages and deluxe apartments located in fashionable locals like Angmering-on-sea, Camber Sands and Rye.
Angmering On Sea
Starting with the elegant Angmering-on-sea – a small but very smart seaside resort in West Sussex that has always attracted the good, the great and the glitterati of England, especially since the turn of the century. However, it was during the war that it gained its ‘Riviera’ status for the rich revellers, with its fashionable lidos, tennis clubs and royal and famous following. Today its coastline boasts England’s grandest and most luxurious beach accommodation and you only need to visit once to understand why this beautiful spot has gained such a following. Apart from being only an hour’s drive and direct train ride from London, it has much to offer. The area is filled with interesting places to visit and sights to see. It posses beautiful countryside, including the South Downs and lovely villages, all steeped in history, the evidence of which are easy to stumble upon. Pick from prehistoric graves, Saxons sites, Roman remains, medieval monuments and even smugglers haunts for a choice of exciting family days out or romantic gateways.
On the other side of Sussex is another equally stunning but slightly more trendy resort called Camber Sands, named after what could be Britain’s best stretch of sand. For a resort beach it has a unique wild and unspoilt quality, perhaps due to its tremendous rolling dunes, wide expanse of golden sand and very eye-catching cool beach houses that are perfectly positioned along the sea front. There’s a reason why this natural beauty has attracted so many producers and directors to its shores in search of an idyllic backdrop to both films and television programmes. In the summer this place comes into its own thanks to the crowd it attracts and the great relaxed beach hangouts on offer. Also the very size of this beach makes it an ideal spot to enjoy much needed freedom, sun and games, with or without kids!
While the action heroes can choose from a roster of every type of water sport, the more chilled sunbathers can enjoy relaxing, picnicking or barbecuing because there is enough space for all. Nestling close by is Camber village filled with cool cafes, gastro pubs and restaurants generally filled with trendy Londoners who enjoy the ease of this perfect one hour away seaside fix.
Last but not least and a little further east is the ancient coastal town of Rye, a beautiful historic spot which offers days of cultural and historical activities, fun for the kids and some very tempting beach retreats. Rye promises Norman forts, Roman battle sites, ancient art, antiques even the odd museum. For the wildlife lovers there are some amazing woodlands to explore where you might even catch a glimpse of some local wild deer or boar! One things for sure… If it’s luxury mixed with some seaside chill, the choice of luxury beach cottages to rent in Sussex is sure to please the most discerning traveller.