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Amazing Sea View Properties That Are Still Available this Summer

This summer looks set to be the busiest ever for staycation holidays in the UK. With continued uncertainty over foreign travel, more and more people are looking closer to home for their summer break this year.

Furthermore, the roll-out of the coronavirus vaccine and the government’s roadmap to the end of lockdown has given people the confidence that they will be able to get away to the beach, in this country at least, when restrictions end.

All this has led to unprecedented bookings for coastal properties as holidaymakers snap up rental homes by the sea before they sell out. Some locations are already fully booked for the school summer holidays, as reported by several national newspapers including a recent Mail on Sunday article which featured Simply Sea Views.

There’s very little left in holiday hotspots like Padstow, Lyme Regis and Southwold. However, with a little flexibility on destinations and dates, it is possible to find some real gems that are amazingly still available for the summer.

These are some of the best sea view holiday homes you can book now (at the time of writing) for some of the peak weeks in July and August this year.

Cook’s Cottage, Whitby, Yorkshire

Sea view property in Whitby

Sleeps 5 – 2 Bedrooms
This former fisherman’s cottage is perfectly located in the heart of Whitby, one of Yorkshire’s most popular seaside towns. With its harbour views, modern decor and welcoming ambience, this cosy cottage is an ideal base for a family holiday on the coast. You can sit and watch the fishing boats come and go, or take a stroll to discover Whitby’s attractions such as the Abbey which is very close-by. Other things to do in the area include coastal boat trips, scenic steam train journeys and walking in the North York Moors National Park.
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2 Embankment House, Dartmouth, Devon

Sea View Balcony in Dartmouth

2 Embankment House is a wonderful second-floor apartment in the heart of the waterside town of Dartmouth in Devon. The self-catering property has an open-plan living space and a balcony with seating, overlooking the River Dart and Kingswear. Dartmouth is a popular holiday destination on Devon’s South Coast, where you can soak up the scenery on a boat trip along the river or explore the streets and coastal paths on foot. There are many beautiful beaches nearby, including family-friendly Blackpool Sands. In the town, you’ll find some great boutique shops and galleries, as well as first-class restaurants to enjoy.
Sleeps 4 – 2 bedrooms
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Seashells, Marazion, Cornwall

Sea View Holiday Rental in Cornwall

Seashells is an inviting family holiday home on the seafront, just outside Marazion in Cornwall. With its spectacular sea views across to St Michael’s Mount, Seashells is a beautiful place to stay whatever the weather. This stylish and comfortable rental property is just yards from the sandy beach, so it’s ideal for memorable family holidays by the sea. There are superb amenities in the area including several pubs, cafes and restaurants in Marazion, as well as further options in the nearby town of Penzance.
Sleeps 4 – 2 bedrooms
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Inviting Bolthole, Portree, Isle of Skye

Holiday lodge on the Isle of Skye

This bolthole is perfectly positioned by the banks of Loch Portree with spectacular views across the water to the Cuillin Range and the beautiful Isle of Rassay. The idyllic, remote retreat would suit a couple or family that really wants to get away from it all this summer. The comfy sitting room has fantastic sea views with French doors leading out to the balcony, where you can sit in peace and enjoy the scenery. It’s just a short walk from this property to the centre of the picture-postcard town of Portree, while the island’s other sights and attractions are easily accessible by car.
Sleeps 4 – 2 bedrooms
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Sew View Apartment, Brightlingsea, Essex

Sea view holiday home in Essex

This light, airy apartment overlooks the estuary at Brightlingsea, where you can relax in comfort and enjoy the beautiful harbour and sea views. The modern rental property has two good-sized bedrooms, so it’s ideal for a family holiday by the sea in Essex. With the beach on the doorstep and the amenities of the town close by, it’s a lovely spot for a week away on the coast. The apartment is ideally placed to explore the local seaside and countryside, as well as a number of National Trust properties nearby.
Sleeps 4 – 2 bedrooms
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Driftwood, Roa Island, Cumbria

Cumbria coastal holiday home

Driftwood is a stylish cottage in a remote location on Cumbria’s west coast. Roa Island is situated off the southernmost point of the Furness Peninsula, where panoramic sea views mingle with mountain vistas. This contemporary, family holiday home is perfect for trips into the Lake District and to local attractions while staying in a peaceful location next to the sea. The village is close to Furness Abbey, while the market town of Ulverston is only five miles away.
Sleeps 6 – 3 bedrooms
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Chapel House, Dolgellau, Gwynedd

For unspoiled beauty in North Wales, treat your family to a week in this stunning property perched above the Mawddach Estuary near Barmouth. Here you can enjoy spectacular views of the estuary and mountains from the dining room and the decked balcony outside. This is a lovely place to hang out after a day exploring the local attractions, beaches and scenery of Snowdonia National Park. For food, drink and entertainment, you can pay a visit to the seaside town of Barmouth just down the road.
Sleeps 5 – 3 bedrooms
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The Dolls House, Porthleven, Cornwall

The dolls house in Porthleven Cornwall

Is this the smallest holiday home in Cornwall? Well, it’s certainly one of the narrowest. This property was built into an alleyway between two terraced houses and is only three metres at its widest. This charming holiday cottage is perfect for a romantic getaway with great coastal views from the living room and bedroom. Porthleven is a picturesque harbour town, with colourful fishing boats, narrow streets and a collection of popular pubs and restaurants, as well as galleries and shops. The beach is accessible at low tide when it extends for three miles towards Loe Bar. From Porthleven, it’s only a short drive to the Cornish beauty spots of Kynance Cove, the Helford River, Lizard Point and St Michael’s Mount.
Sleeps 2 – 1 bedroom
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Holiday Retreat, Eastbourne, Sussex

View of Eastborne Pier from holiday property window

This property enjoys a central location overlooking the pier in the traditional seaside resort of Eastbourne. It’s situated across the road from the town’s promenade and shingle beach, so it’s perfectly situated for a holiday by the sea. The smart, modern fourth-floor apartment has fantastic sea views and is a great place to relax after a day on the beach or strolling around town. Local attractions include the beautiful scenery of Beachy Head, the South Downs and nearby castles, estates and gardens.
Sleeps 2 – 1 bedroom
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Hickling Chalet, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Great Yarmouth beach chalet

You can stay right on the beach at this contemporary and stylish family holiday home overlooking the Norfolk coast near Great Yarmouth. Wake up each morning to stunning sea views, then step across the private garden for a walk along the sandy beach. As well as family beach days, there is plenty to do in the area. Local attractions include boat trips on the Norfolk Broads and seaside entertainment in Great Yarmouth.
Sleeps 4 – 2 bedrooms
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Find Your Seaside Holiday Let for this Summer

If none of the above properties are suitable for your holiday this summer, you may be able to find something for desired dates in your chosen destination. See what sea view properties are left for the school summer holidays by conducting a search of all our properties.

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