Cost of living: vacation on a budget with the UK’s cheapest seaside getaways

With summer fast approaching, many of us will be dreaming of a sunny getaway.

However, with the purse strings being tight due to the current cost of living crisis, we are also looking to save money.

We’ve looked at some of the best cheap seaside getaways you can enjoy in the UK.

Cheap seaside holidays in the UK

Who? have chosen their five budget beach destinations with hotels at £100 or less.

Filey, North Yorkshire

  • Overall score: 81%
  • Average hotel price per night: £98

Lynmouth, Devon

  • Overall score: 80%
  • Average hotel price per night: £100

Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

  • Overall score 75%
  • Average hotel price per night: £88

Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear

  • Overall rating 73%
  • Average hotel price per night: £78

Scarborough, North Yorkshire

  • Overall score: 71%
  • Average hotel price per night: £85

Rory Boland, editor of Which? Travel said: ‘The UK coastline hasn’t seen such a boom since the 1960s.

“Holidaymakers have had such a fantastic time in their caravans, tents and beach pavilions over the past two years that a coastal break on home shores is on the cards for many, even with the lifting of restrictions on Trips abroad.

“Prices for a stay in the UK have gone up, but there’s no need to pay more. For a low-budget vacation, it is better to aim for an off-season trip.

“Head to one of the many good value resorts with your bucket and spade, an empty stomach for cotton candy and a stack of 2 pence coins and go strike it rich on the slot machines.”

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