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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Boats on estuary in Norfolk

A Guide to Seaside Holidays in Norfolk 2021

There is nothing quite like a holiday in norfolk on england’s east coast to revive the senses and feed the soul. Boasting huge expanses of picturesque countryside, winding rivers, protected nature reserves, lush forests, ancient heathland, and – our favourite bit – over…read more

Tall Ships Festival Cornwall

UK Coastal Events to Look Forward to in 2021

After the year we’ve just had, we need something to look forward to in 2021. Luckily, there are all sorts of amazing events scheduled to take place around the uk’s coast next year. Government coronavirus restrictions permitting, the diverse array will take place at the …read more

The Trussell Trust – Stop UK Hunger

Our charity partners this christmas were an easy choice for us. In a year where the trust have been needed more than ever and supported so many hungry people throughout the uk. We are donating £1 from every one of your bookings to this amazing charity. Read below to fin…read more

Christmas swim

Britain’s Christmas Dips, Boxing Day Dunks and New Year Swims

Whether you are working off (or working up to) a festive hangover, burning off that extra mince pie, setting yourself a personal challenge or raising money for a worthy cause, britain’s christmas, boxing day and new year swims are not to be missed. Brilliant community e…read more

Walking on the beach in winter

Britain’s 10 Best Beaches for Winter Walks

There is plenty to love about britain’s beaches in winter: crisp, clear days with bright blue skies; large swathes of sand without any footprints; the comfort of snuggling into toasty woolly layers; and, of course, the odd tumultuous storm that whips up a frenzy and pro…read more


A Guide to Seaside Holidays in Devon in 2021

It’s hard to find somewhere that embodies blake’s “green and pleasant land” motif more than devon. From the rugged moorland swathes of dartmoor to the county’s greenery cloaked countryside to the amazing golden sand beaches of the coast, there is truly something for eve…read more

Relaxing in front of wood burning stove

Stay Warm at These Sea View Cottages With Wood Burning Stoves

As winter sets in and the temperature drops, there’s nothing better than cosying up in front of a warming fire while on holiday on the coast. Wood burning stoves are one of our most requested features for seaside holiday lets, especially during the cooler months. A real…read more

Beach view from cave in Cornwall

A Guide to Coastal Holidays in Cornwall in 2021

Let’s face it: it’s hard to beat cornwall when it comes to world-class ocean views. Lapped on three sides by the sea, this verdant peninsula is home to countless sandy beaches, natural harbours and rocky coves that never fail to leave onlookers tongue-tied in reverent a…read more