Ask someone to imagine taking their children on holiday, and we reckon the majority of people would picture a trip to the beach. Deckchairs, swimming costumes, ice creams, sandcastles – it’s what summer holidays are all about!

The following child and family friendly holidays all have a beach nearby (within a twenty minute drive or less) to guarantee your family easy access to the seaside.

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Luccombe Holidays, Dorset

Luccombe Holidays offers self-catering cottages on a family farm in the heart of the Dorset countryside. A wealth of family friendly activities are available including indoor heated swimming pool, gym, sauna, animal feeding, horse riding, games room, outdoor play area, fairy door hunt, beautiful walks and more.

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Emerald Coast Gites, France

Emerald Coast Gites is a small complex of stylish cottages and glamping lodges in Brittany, France. Family friendly features include two heated covered swimming pools, outdoor play areas, soft play and resident animals; plus superb peak season extras including organised children’s activities, a private bar and on-site dining options

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Nethway Farm Holiday Cottages, Devon

Nethway Farm offers family friendly self-catering holidays in the heart of South Devon, just a mile from the sandy beaches of the south coast. Facilities for visitors include an indoor heated swimming pool, play barn, outdoor play area, soft play, and helping feed the resident farm animals. 

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Aberdovey Hillside Village, Wales

Aberdovey Hillside Village is an idyllic complex of child friendly holiday cottages and apartments situated in private grounds at the heart of Aberdovey, a seaside village in the southernmost part of Snowdonia National Park, West Wales. Aside from superb panoramic sea views and walking distance to beaches and the

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North Farm Cottages, Northumberland

North Farm Cottages offers a range of tasteful, luxury cottages with panoramic views over the Northumberland countryside.  There’s a children’s play area and indoor swimming pool on site, while the beach at Embleton Bay is within walking distance on a well-kept path across the neighbouring farmland.

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Shorefield Country Park, Hampshire

Shorefield Country Park is a family friendly holiday park on the southern edge of the New Forest.  A range of self-catering caravans, lodges and cottages are available – some with private hot tubs – along with numerous child friendly facilities including indoor and outdoor pools, play areas and with

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Littlesea Holiday Park, Dorset

Littlesea is a family friendly holiday park on the Dorset coast, jam-packed with facilities to keep children of all ages (and parents!) happy – from indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools and adrenaline-fuelled adventure activities to handy on-site facilities including bars, restaurants and supermarkets.

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Devon Cliffs Holiday Park, Devon

Situated in the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Devon Cliffs Holiday Park offers family friendly caravan and lodge holidays with a wealth of facilities on site – pools, play areas, restaurants, organised activities and more – plus a glorious sandy beach on your doorstep.

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The Esplanade Hotel, Newquay

Overlooking the famous Fistral Beach in Newquay, the Esplanade Hotel is a modern, family friendly hotel offering superb child friendly Cornwall seaside holidays. Facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, indoor and outdoor play areas, family cinema room, children’s activities during the school holidays and a surf school; while

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Spacious farm cottage near Clovelly, Devon

This cottage is set in a lovely rural location on a family run farm in Devon.  The famously pretty village of Clovelly is just two miles away, while on-site family friendly activities include an indoor heated swimming pool and helping look after the resident animals.

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Magical treehouse holidays, New Forest

These unique treehouse retreats offer luxurious and unforgettable child friendly holiday accommodation set in the tree canopy. Sleeping up to six people, the properties benefit from stylish, comfortable interiors, a private hot tub and pizza oven on the outdoor decking, and a wealth of other family facilities including indoor

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Coulscott House Holiday Cottages, Devon

Coulscott House Holiday Cottages are tucked away in a secluded North Devon valley and offer luxury accommodation with a wide range of family friendly facilities including indoor heated swimming pool, outdoor hot tubs, a games room, outdoor play area, animal feeding and acres of safe, open space to explore.

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Three Gables, Isle of Wight

Three Gables is a child friendly holiday home on the Isle of Wight.  The spacious cottage sleeps up to ten people in five bedrooms.

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Corffe, Devon

Corffe offers self-catering cottages centred around a sunny courtyard in the picture postcard village of Tawstock, North Devon.  Family friendly facilities include an indoor heated pool, hot tub, tennis court, adventure play area and acres of private gardens and woodland.

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Luxury contemporary cottages, West Wales

These converted barn cottages near the Welsh coast offer luxurious self-catering holiday accommodation with private hot tubs and shared facilities including tennis courts and a covered swimming pool.

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Perran Sands Holiday Park, Cornwall

Perran Sands Holiday Park is a family friendly holiday destination in Perranporth, Cornwall. With stunning sea views and Penhale Sands Beach on your doorstep, the park has a wealth of facilities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, an activity hub with sports and leisure activities, and multiple restaurants.

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Bosinver Farm Cottages, Cornwall

Bosinver Farm Cottages offers twenty luxury self-catering properties on a 30 acre countryside farm in south Cornwall. Family friendly facilities include indoor and outdoor play areas, an indoor heated swimming pool, tennis courts, farm activities and countryside trails while for parents there’s a sauna, gym, catering options, babysitting and

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Gwelfor Barn, Anglesey

Gwelfor Barn is a stunning barn conversion near Beaumaris, south east Anglesey, with exceptional sea views, direct access to the coast path and a private swimming pool.

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Child friendly cottages at Holsworthy, Devon

This holiday offers a number of attractive cottages on a well-appointed complex near the north Devon coast with loads of shared on-site facilities including outdoor heated swimming pool, tennis courts, games room, woodland walks and adventure trails.

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Luxury cottages near Liskeard, Cornwall

This holiday offers four luxury Cornish cottages set in a gorgeous 110 acre countryside estate. Child friendly facilities include an outdoor heated swimming pool, tennis court and indoor games room.

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Imagine Roussillon, France

Imagine Roussillon is a luxury child friendly micro-resort in the south of France. Visitors to the luxury apartments near the Med coast enjoy superb shared facilities including two outdoor heated pools, and there are a wide range of parent friendly extras included in your stay at no extra cost

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Mazzard Farm Holiday Cottages, Devon

Mazzard Farm Holiday Cottages is a small complex of luxury self catering properties near the market town of Ottery St Mary in East Devon. Children will enjoy the two play areas and acres of safe outdoor space while parents benefit from a babysitting service, on-site pamper treatments and several

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Lancombe Country Cottages, Dorset

Lancombe is a rural family friendly getaway set in beautiful Dorset countryside. Accommodation comprises a range of cottages and lodges, while onsite facilities include an indoor heated pool, sauna, indoor games room, outdoor play area, chicken feeding, egg collecting and spa treatments.

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Brynteg, North Wales

Brynteg is a five star child friendly holiday park situated in the beautiful surroundings of the foothills of Snowdon. There’s a wealth of activities on site including swimming pool, play area, tennis courts, water sports, and for mum and dad a gym, restaurants, kids club and luxury spa.

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Nettlecombe Farm, Isle of Wight

Nettlecombe Farm is a charming family friendly farm stay nestled in the beautiful Isle of Wight countryside. Holidays here are all about enjoying the great outdoors with unique animal feeding experiences, children’s play areas and fishing lakes on offer.

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Par Sands, Cornwall

Par Sands is a five star Cornish holiday park offering luxury lodge accommodation and numerous on-site family friendly activities including indoor swimming pool, outdoor play area and a wildlife lake – not to mention the beautiful beach on your doorstep.

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Polean Farm, Cornwall

Polean Farm is a child friendly self-catering farm cottage complex set in rolling Cornish farmland. Family friendly entertainment on offer includes animal feeding, tractor-pulled barrel rides and indoor and outdoor play areas.

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Lower Campscott Farm, Devon

Lower Campscott Farm offers family friendly self catering accommodation near the North Devon coast. All the fun of farm is available for younger visitors including animal feeding, egg collecting and tractor and trailer rides, while there are also well-equipped outdoor and indoor play areas and lovely outdoor trails.

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Thistle Lodges, Scotland

Thistle Lodges offer three superb A-framed lodges within easy reach of one of SW Scotland’s most popular sandy beaches.  Family friendly facilities on-site include a handy restaurant and an indoor heated swimming pool, while the lodges benefit from spacious airy interiors and double patio doors onto two balconies.

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