Why You Need to Visit England’s South Coast

You don’t need to always need to hop on a plane to experience a beach paradise. The south of England is a treasure trove of coastlines, just waiting for you to explore and pick your favourite gem. It isn’t hard to understand why the Lonely Planet said England was the second-best place to visit in the world in 2020.

Although travel isn’t on the cards at the moment, let’s plan for the future by taking a look at what’s on offer.


There are plenty of things you can do in Portsmouth. From relaxing by the beach to soaking in some history at the Historic Dockyard – it’s a city that has something for everyone. There is far too much to do in a single weekend, so it’s a great reason for you to make several visits to see everything the Portsmouth has to offer.

Plus its surrounding areas, too. It’s easy getting to and from the city as it’s got great transport links. Travelling to Chichester from Portsmouth is an easy half-hour journey.


Bournemouth has had a make-over in the past ten years. No longer just a seaside town, it’s now got some surfer chic. Whether you want to hit the waves yourself or grab an ice cream and take it easy – the choice is yours.

There is a lovely, relaxed vibe to Bournemouth. It’s one of the warmer spots in Britain so on sunny days, you won’t believe you didn’t get on a plane to get there.


Penzance, in Cornwall, has some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. With its soft, white sand, and teal waves – it’s hard to believe you’re not living in a postcard. It’s far too easy to while away hours at a time relaxing here.

Not to mention you can try the famous Cornish pasty in its true and finest form. If you’re looking for a little piece of paradise, not too far away from home then Penzance is definitely the spot for you.


Located in Devon, Torquay is a tranquil seaside spot. It is famous around the world for its sailing. Plus it hosts a wide array of other water sports, too like wakeboarding kayaking. If you want to stick to dry land, there are plenty of strolls to pick from as well.

Despite it being such a small country, England’s scenery truly is second to none. You may have to plan several trips in order to see everything the south coast has to offer. Where’s your favourite place in the country to visit?