Stories from the Seaside

Hi, I'm Josh, the founder of Simply Sea Views, and this is my blog. Having grown up in coastal Cornwall, I've come to love every aspect of life by the water. Here, you can follow my adventures, ponderings and share in my general passion for the seaside.

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Christmas holiday by the sea

Coastal Cottages in Suffolk With Availability for Christmas

It’s not too late to book a christmas break. You can still find some last-minute availability for the festive season at coastal hotspots around the country – including suffolk. With its long beaches, nature reserves and pretty villages, this idyllic destination on engla…read more

Southwold beach Suffolk

Why Choose Suffolk for Your Next Seaside Holiday

If you are deciding where to go for your next seaside holiday, look no further than suffolk. Located in east anglia in eastern england, this stunning county borders norfolk, cambridgeshire and essex and is only around two hours from london. Ideally located for staycatio…read more

Top 5 Christmas Gifts For Sea Lovers 2021

We have compiled our favourite gift options for your nearest and dearest that love being in, on or by the big blue for this festive season. With so many joining the wild swimming and sea appreciation crew recently there are more options for sea worshippers than even but…read more

Family around the Christmas tree

Book a Festive Break at These Christmas Holiday Cottages by the Sea

Wake up on christmas morning to the sound of waves lapping on the shore with our range of christmas holiday cottages by the sea. Located in stunning locations along the uk’s dramatic coastline, these holiday homes offer the perfect setting for a festive break with frien…read more

christmas market

Top 10 Christmas Markets in the UK (and Where to Stay Nearby)

What’s more festive than christmas markets? Luring with the promise of bubbling vats of spice-infused mulled wine, huge pretzels encrusted with salt, chocolate-coated fruit skewers and stall after stall of handcrafted goodies, they’re enough to win over the most committ…read more

Top Tips for Sea Swimming in the UK Through the Winter Months

We all know that wild swimming and sea swimming have become incredibly popular throughout the uk of late. Even in the summer months we have to take care of ourselves getting into the cool waters on our shores but as the temperatures drop it is vitally important than we …read more

romantic winter break

Cosy Coastal Cottages for Two for a Romantic Winter Break

Cosy coastal cottages are perfect for a romantic winter break. They offer a seaside sanctuary where guests escape the daily grind, soak up the spectacular natural surroundings and enjoy quality time together. Couples can walk hand-in-hand along quiet beaches, visit pict…read more

winter walk on a coastal holiday

The Best UK Winter Holiday Destinations by the Coast

Crashing waves, crunching through autumn leaves and wild windy walks: the uk’s coastline has just as much to offer in winter as in summer. We’ve found scenic seaside destinations that are perfect for beach strolls and sightseeing, with cosy pubs, restaurants and places …read more