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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Beachside holiday home Norfolk

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…read more


Dorset coastline

Top Things to Do in Dorset on Your Next Holiday

Calling to the holidaymakers, the history-buffs, the wilderness-lovers and the adrenaline-seekers, dorset has something for everyone. Home to an array of stunning coastal wonders, ancient monuments embedded into the landscapes and sprawling countryside woven with trails…read more


St Anthony Lighthouse in Cornwall

Six Superb Socially Distanced Sea View Properties

We’re all going to need a break from the norm when this lockdown ends. While current restrictions prohibit unnecessary travel, we can look forward to the day when we’re allowed to escape our homes for a holiday by the coast. But some of us may still need or want to isol…read more


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