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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Trevone beach in Cornwall

Escape the Summer Crowds at These Quieter Beaches in Cornwall

Summer is always busy in cornwall. But this year will be particularly busy as many people are desperate to get away for a beach holiday but can’t or won’t travel abroad due to covid. This means space will be tight at the most popular beaches in cornwall.  fortunately, t…read more


Scottish Islands beach

The 14 Best Islands for a Beach Holiday in Scotland

With over 900 offshore islands, scotland has to be one of the best places in europe for a beach holiday. Subdivided into four main groups – shetland, orkney, the inner hebrides and the outer hebrides – the islands here are simply breathtaking. From caribbean-esque white…read more


Coastal view on the Isle of Man

The Sea View Guide to the Isle of Man

If you’ve ever considered visiting the isle of man for a coastal holiday, now is the ideal time to book your trip. We’ve just added a fantastic collection of sea view properties on the island. Plus, all remaining covid travel restrictions are expected to be lifted at th…read more


cottages in Scotland

Seven Spectacular Coastal Cottages in Scotland

With some of the best beaches and coastal scenery in the uk, if not the world, scotland is an amazing place for a holiday by the sea. Visitors are spoilt for choice for wonderful places to visit and things to see and do, while immersed in the beautiful scottish culture …read more


Dunnottar Castle on the Aberdeenshire coast

The Guide to Seaside Staycations in Scotland

While dreaming of a relaxing foreign holiday, you might picture white sand beaches with crystal-clear waters, world-class food and picturesque village streets flooded with the sound of music and laughter. But did you know, you can enjoy all these things during a holiday…read more


1-the-boathouse holiday home in Wales

10 of the Best Sea View Holiday Homes in Wales

Wales is a spectacular holiday destination with many fantastic places to stay by the coast. From picturesque beach cottages to cool cliff-top pads, there’s a superb range of holiday properties by the sea to choose from. Here’s our selection of ten of the best sea view h…read more


The Experts on Wales: Our Top 5 Guides

One of our favourite, and your most searched, uk coastal holiday destinations is wonderful wales. We love hearing your feedback, reviews and thoughts on time spent in wales and what you got up to on your visits. If you are heading there or are thinking about booking a s…read more


Barmouth holiday resort in Wales

The Guide to Seaside Staycations in Wales

While a holiday in the med or on the algarve would be nice, travel restrictions are forcing people to look closer to home for their holiday this summer. There are many beautiful places to stay for a holiday all over the uk, but wales is a particularly spectacular settin…read more