South West England Beach Hotels Guide

recommended beachfront hotels and other accommodation near the beach


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Burgh Island Hotel

Bigbury-on-Sea

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beautifully restored Art Deco hotel, retaining its '30s atmosphere and glamour, set on a tidal island, with its own pub, surrounded by the sea

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eclectic design and features dot the interior and gardens of this smart hotel, the rooms are elegant and the restaurant offers fine dining

The Green House

Bournemouth

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a boutique, eco-friendly hotel, offering award-winning, seasonal cuisine and well-appointed rooms furnished with hand-made furniture

Cary Arms

Babbacombe

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for a special English Riviera holiday, here you'll find a traditional inn with the pampering comfort of a luxury spa hotel, in an outstanding spot

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a sense of the French Riviera permeates through this elegant and stylish hotel where guests are afforded high levels of comfort and service

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in a stunning cliff top position with direct access to miles of sandy beach and boasting a wealth of facilities including a marine-inspired spa

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set in an elevated spot overlooking Gyllyngvase Beach, there are stylish and contemporary rooms, relaxing facilities and attractive gardens

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a stylish Victorian hotel set in a stunning spot overlooking Fistral Beach with an impressive range of relaxing facilities and award-winning dining

Gara Rock

East Portlemouth

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a stunning, cliff-top hotel, affording spectacular views, this expansive hotel features extensive leisure facilities and a high-end restaurant

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charming, 14th-century, thatched quayside inn, bursting with character and offering stylish rooms, fresh local seafood, a cosy bar and views

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an Arts and Crafts style hotel set in a clifftop spot from where steps lead down to a secluded beach; rooms are stylish and well-appointed

The Scarlet Hotel

Mawgan Porth

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a striking eco-hotel set in a clifftop spot with scenic sea and coast views, rooms are modern and elegant and the spa offers restorative treatments

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a luxurious hotel set in 250 acres of private, cliff top grounds overlooking St Austell Bay and offering an extensive range of relaxing facilities

Housel Bay Hotel

Housel Cove

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perched in a stunning clifftop location above a small cove and tidal beach which can be reached by steps direct from the hotel's garden

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a luxury hotel near the beach offers smartly decorated rooms with super comfy beds, AA rosette dining and pampering leisure facilities

Driftwood

Rosevine

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set in a peaceful, secluded clifftop setting with scenic views and offers contemporary style rooms, excellent dining and a private beach

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a chic and contemporary hotel set right on the quayside of an attractive fishing village, rooms are individually decorated and superbly appointed

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occupies an unrivalled seafront setting just metres from sandy beaches and offers relaxing facilities, fine dining and wonderful sea views

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boasts 2 pools, indoor and outdoor, a well equipped gym, spacious guest rooms and attractive gardens all just a short walk from the beach

Meudon Hotel

Mawnan Smith

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nestled in 8.5 acres of beautiful gardens and woodland that sweep down to a private cove; offers a choice or well-appointed rooms and suites

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