Best Summer Coastal Staycations for 2021

Best Summer Coastal Staycations for 2021
Here at Kanula, we are always dreaming of lazy beach days - soaking up some rays, golden sands beneath our feet and the gentle hum of the ocean shore crashing - but who says you can't get that same magic in the UK? While many of us may still be dreaming of hitting those green list locations, with the list constantly updating and things still feeling up in the air, many have opted to go down the staycation route.
There are so many upsides of staycations, and for many staying on home turf whilst things are still changing so much provides a safety net and is a way of travel in 2021 without so much worry and uncertainty being involved! We are actually pretty spoilt for choice in the UK, and as a small island - you are never actually that far away from the coast. In fact, nobody lives more than 80 miles away from the beach! Sure, our weather at times may at times be wildly unpredictable - but it's all about rolling with the punches right? Plus, it's most definitely a win for the environment too in terms of cutting back on air travel.
Uk Coastal Staycation, Salcombe, Devon

Salcombe, South Devon, England

Located within an area of outstanding natural beauty, the quaint town of Salcombe is an absolute gem on England's southwest coast. Not only does it boast stunning coastal views and idyllic beaches but is surrounded by rolling countryside. A haven for watersports, water babies will be able to try their hand at kayaking, surfing, paddleboarding and more. North sands, south sands and sunny cove are just a few of the gorgeous beaches on offer for staycationers who can't stay away from the beach! For those who love retail therapy, you won't be disappointed - the pretty cobbled streets boast everything from beach brands, independent boutiques to cosy coffee shops. For dinner with a view, head to Dick and Wills grill - the perfect place to catch a sunset for the ultimate holiday feel!


Deal Kent Coastal Staycation

Deal, Kent, England

One of Kent's hidden gems, this coastal town may not have a sandy beach - but its pebbles and pier combined with quaint pastel-coloured cottages make this place a perfect staycation spot. Take a walk down Deal beach, which you will find dotted with picture-worthy wooden ships to Deal Castle - which is shaped like a Tudor Rose. In the evening, the town centre has an array of bustling bars or better yet waterfront Pubs, check out The Kings Head, which is strewn with fairy lights and flower climbers and makes for a picturesque drink. For those who just can't stay away from sandy beaches, checkout nearby Broadstairs Beach which makes a wonderful day out, and has plenty of amenities to grab a bite nearby.


Tenby Harbour, Wales, Coastal Staycation UK

Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Miles of golden sands, adorable candy-coloured cottages that line the harbour and winding steeped streets that are full of character are part of what makes Tenby so special. This little Welsh coastal gem is situated in picturesque Pembrokeshire. For beach lovers, Tenby will spoil you with its choice of stunning Blue Flag beaches, which are kept immaculate. For those who love to spend time marvelling in nature, checkout Pembrokeshire national park, which is less than a half an hour drive and boasts incredible dramatic coastal views, and ideal for ramblers and walkers.



Southstack, Holyhead, Anglesey, UK, Staycation, Coastal


Isle of Anglesey, Wales

Want a staycation spot that will keep everyone happy? The Isle of Anglesey is the ideal staycation location with an array of incredible beaches, quaint castles, and plenty museums and galleries to wander around - you'll be more than spoilt for choice here. Check out charming Beaumaris, a character filled town which is a great spot to stay as a base to explore Anglesey. For a day out soaking up some beautiful scenery, be sure to head over to Ynys Llanddwyn, a magical island situated just off Anglesey's south coast, which rugged and secluded landscapes are perfect for those who want to explore.



Isle of Skye Coastal Staycation


Isle of Skye, Scotland

The largest island situated on the Inner Hebrides, Scotland - Isle of Skye is an unmissable staycation destination. The enchanting island has a varied landscape consisting of everything from dramatic coastlines to quaint coastal villages, and rugged mountainous landscapes to explore. There are plenty of great spots to stay, and for those who want more amenities the capital village Portree, or Broadford are both great bases for your stay! For those looking for a more secluded staycation Dunvegan boasts a magnificent castle or the port town of Elgol is a incredible place to explore the nearby islands and caves.


St Ives, Cornwall, Staycation, Coastal, UK

 St Ives, Cornwall

St, Ives - a little slice of Paradise on England's far south west coast! Not only does St Ives have a stunning coastline and a huge selection of gorgeous sandy beaches (that on a sunny day don't feel like they are in the UK), but is known as the art and cultures mecca of the south west. Check out the iconic Tate St Ives, overlooking picturesque Porthmeor Beach, or take a wander around The Barbara Hapsworth museum & sculpture garden - another unique and iconic imprint St Ives has had on the art world!



Portstewart Coastal Staycation UK


Portstewart, Northern Ireland

Portstewart, located on Northern Ireland's scenic Causeway Coast, is a peaceful holiday haven ideal for watching the world go by. Portsweart strands beach (also a Game of Thrones filming location) has a stunning 2 mile stretch of sandy beach, providing captivating views of Inishowen Headland and nearby picturesque Mussenden Temple perched on the clifftops. The town centre has a selection of restaurants and shops to explore, and is the sleeper sister of neighbouring town Portrush. For a livelier day out or even a staycation, Portrush boasts a selection of charming shops and restaurants, and is a great spot for night owls!



Whitby, Yorkshire, UK, Staycation, Coastal


Whitby, Yorkshire, England

Whitby in Yorkshire is picture postcard like coastal town that offers a lot more than your 'typical' seaside town, and its connection to Dracula's roots give this place a gothic feel it! Here you'll find adorable cobbled streets, quaint locally-owned shops and quirky cafes. Whitby has a selection of nearby Beaches but 9 miles north you will find the incredible Runswick bay, which is known as one of the best beach walks in Yorkshire, that in 2020 was voted best beach by The Sunday Times. It's fossil clad golden sands combined with picturesque village homes make this an ideal spot to soak up some scenery for the day!

No matter where you staycation or even daycation this summer, Kanula has an amazing selection of wearable designs ideal to see you through all year round. Our sustainable designs are made of breathable cotton, and our selection of organic designs are perfect for allowing you to move through the warmer months with ease

With so many amazing coastal staycation spots in the UK, let's hope to soak up some glorious rays from and enjoy the summer we never had in 2020! Stay safe out there.