Rooms with a sea view: 10 of the best UK coastal hotels
Take in the seaside air (and some great food) everywhere from traditional resort towns to dramatic coastlines and a Cornish surfers’ beach
First opened in 1926, this is Wales’s most-otherworldly destination: a beach and 70 acres of subtropical woodland, augmented by a car-free village. While its cottages are open now, Hotel Portmeirion , on a stretch of golden sand with an outdoor swimming pool, opens on 3 August; its terrace is somewhere you want to linger with a glass of rosé and a late lunch – even if you’re not staying.
• Entry to Portmeirion costs £13 adults, £9 kids, under-5s free. Doubles at Hotel Portmeirion from £204 B&B, portmeirion.wales