Just because the summer season is winding down doesn't mean our travels have to. When you need a clean break from the hustle of everyday life, but don't have the time (or money) to go abroad, there are plenty of unique places to explore within the U.K. We've highlighted three beautiful English destinations that are sure to charm your socks off. So put away your passport, pack your weekend bag and get ready to discover three of the most scenic and unique gems the U.K. has to offer. Perhaps you've already been there, or perhaps you never thought to visit, either way, sometimes exploring places within our own country is just as fun as any holiday abroad!


Hartland Quay, Devon Hartland Quay, Devon Devon is located in the south west of England and is known for its sandy shores and quaint seaside villages, making it popular for those looking for a weekend escape. Devon is a rural area, with endless fields and farmland, it has stunning views and offers the perfect backdrop for outdoor activities. Exeter is the County Town, and it's here where you can find a lot of history and culture, perfect for a day of exploring. Devon is a lovely place to visit, whether you want to go away for a week or long weekend, you'll find plenty to keep you busy. Its diverse offerings cater to those who want both relaxation or a lively week packed with outdoor activities. Devon is known for having beautiful beaches, Blackpool Sands and Bantham Beach are just a couple of its many highlights. Loveland Farm, Devon Loveland Farm, Devon We have dug a little deeper into finding a unique experience to enjoy when wanting to stay in Devon. Located in Hartland, Loveland Farm is home to pods, some call it a way of 'glamping' (glamorous camping). Situated in a small valley, just a mile from the beautiful coast, Loveland Farm has a variety of different pods for you to stay in. The Hartland pods sleeps up to six, and has a dining table, kitchenette, shower and eco-loo. The Loveland pod sleeps up to six too, however, it is more modern, offering a king size bed, wood burning fire, sofa beds, kitchenette, shower and eco-loo. There are five different types of pods, but they all share the same qualities being environmentally friendly, modern and overlooking there own private field filled with lively chickens. Staying somewhere as unique as Loveland Farm is super exciting and there's also plenty of activities to do here. It makes for the perfect escape. There's a variety of places to eat close by, plus the farm offers pizza nights for all their guests during the summer. For those looking for an active holiday, there's plenty of hikes and short walks along the cliffs, as well as rock climbing and cycling available. Devon is also very popular for surfing, and luckily Loveland Farm is located very close to the cost. So, if you fancy catching some waves or trying out water sports like sea kayaking or diving, there's a handful of seaside fun to experience. Hartland village is also located near the farm and offers a handful of attractions that are popular with tourists and holidaymakers. These attractions include; the Hartland Quay (Museum) and Hartland Abbey, be sure to check them out! Visit their website here.

The New Forest

New Forest New Forest New Forest is situated in Hampshire, in the south of England. The New Forest National Park is 219 square miles, covering South West Hampshire and extends into South East Wiltshire. The New Forest is popular for its wildlife, from a variety of bird species to wild ponies, cattle and pigs. The New Forest ponies are one of its main attractions. The ponies roam around freely so you will see plenty of them trotting around. There's a variety of activities for you to enjoy such as cycling, hiking, horse riding and water activities. There are attractions for families, including Paultons Family Theme Park, Longdown Activity Farm and Go Ape. If you're looking for a bit more of a relaxing day, there are spas available in New Forest, so you can treat yourself to a peaceful facial or relaxing massage. From shopping, dining, and wildlife, the list is endless for what you can experience in New Forest. For more information visit the official site here. Daisybank Cottage Daisybank Cottage If you're looking for somewhere to stay, nothing beats a cosy Bed & Breakfast in the countryside. In New Forest, a popular choice is Daisybank Cottage. Seven unqiue and luxury rooms are available at the Daisybank Cottage, all include king-sized beds, ensuite bathrooms, Flatscreen TV, Free Wifi, and even homemade cupcakes on arrival. What more could you want? Their famous breakfast is served every morning between 8:30 am and 9:30 am, and options include The Full New Forest Breakfast, the Daisybank Full Irish Breakfast and tasty smoked salmon and scrambled egg on toast. This lovely hideaway is perfect for a weekend getaway. Guests can stay in a comfy spacious room and enjoy the views of the New Forest, while experiencing all it has to offer. Visit their site here for more information.


Cornwall is a county in the South West of England, that's known for its stunning beaches and countryside. Cornwall is fairly big, and there's plenty of towns and beaches to explore. With so many options we've made it easier and picked some of Cornwall's best beaches. These seaside stunners are so alluring, you might not expect them to be in England, however, their beauty and proximity make them perfect for your weekend getaway.

Marazion Beach

Marazion Beach, Cornwall Marazion Beach, Cornwall Located in Marazion, on the south coast of England, Marazion Beach is a stunning, long golden sandy beach. It's ample beach and waves make it perfect for relaxing and enjoying activities such as sailing and kitesurfing, so there's plenty happening to keep you busy. When there is a low tide it's possible to walk on the pathway to St Michaels Mount, and once the tide rises, there are boat rides available.

Coverack Beach

Coverack Beach Coverack Beach Coverack Beach is situated in Coverack,  an old fishing town, on the eastern coast of the Lizard peninsula. The beach is slightly rocky and is composed of pebbles instead of sand, however, this picturesque village is perfect for families and dog lovers. Dogs are allowed on the beach but must be kept on leads, so it's the perfect place to visit with your pooch. It's also a great spot for divers, thanks to its rocky conditions, there have been several shipwrecks which makes a great diving underwater area for divers to explore.

Godrevy Beach

Godrevy Beach, Cornwall Godrevy Beach, Cornwall Located on the north coast, Godrevy Beach is a popular beach for tourists and locals. The three miles of white sandy beaches are ideal for building sand castles, flying kites and just relaxing under the sun. The Godrevy Lighthouse is located just off the coast from the beach. And off the beach, there's still plenty to see, such as the nearby Art Space Gallery or the Tehidy Country Park.

Kynance Cove

This breath-taking cove has such stunning views, you wouldn't believe it's located on the south coast of England. Turquoise waters and white sandy beaches make it an almost exotic location for a weekend getaway, especially in the heat of summer! Now owned by the National Trust, it's being protected, and dogs are only allowed for certain seasons. Between April and September dogs are not permitted on the beach. However, there's still plenty to for people to explore! At low tide you can go inside the caves known as The Parlour and The Drawing Room. There's also a cafe located on site serving drinks and delicious Cornish pasties.

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