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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Coombe Mill, Cornwall

Coombe Mill offers self-catering family holidays based in luxurious lodge accommodation on a 30 acre farm in north Cornwall, a short distance from Bodmin Moor.  Morning tractor rides, animal feeding and egg collecting guarantee  younger visitors a hands-on animal experience; and children will also enjoy the wealth of indoor

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TLH Leisure Resort, Torquay

TLH Leisure Resort is a Torquay-based hotel complex offering a wealth of family friendly activities and entertainment all year round.  Comprising a total of four different hotels across one site, each with its own unique character, guests enjoy a multitude of shared on-site facilities including indoor and outdoor swimming

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Treganhoe Farm, Cornwall

Treganhoe Farm provides a unique glamping experience with breathtaking views and convenient access to the stunning beaches of Cornwall. The accommodations offer top-notch amenities and treasured privacy. While kids will benefit from the fresh air, the farm and the playground, adults can enjoy locally sourced food from the on-site

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Billingsmoor Farm, Devon

Billingsmoor Farm is located in one of the best loved English counties: Devon. Ideal for families that are seeking to leave behind the hustle and bustle of the city, Billingsmoor Farm offers a respite from a fast-paced reality, without making any compromises on essential amenities. We think that while

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Hillcote, Cornwall

Hillcote is a beautiful family friendly townhouse providing luxurious holiday accommodation for up to eight people in North Cornwall.  A wide range of child friendly activities in the nearby town of Wadebridge can be found within easy walking distance, while the well-equipped and comfortable property itself offers an enclosed

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The Railway Cottage and Carriage, Somerset

The Railway Cottage and Carriage are two attractive child friendly holiday properties set in a stunning location adjacent to the historic West Somerset Steam Railway.  Aside from offering unique views of passing steam locomotives in a beautiful countryside setting, visitors also benefit from private hot tubs for each holiday

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Lavender Hill Holidays, Somerset

Lavender Hill Holidays is home to a collection of luxury eco-friendly holiday properties in west Somerset including a cosy cottage, beautiful barn conversion and two incredible treehouses.  All the family (and pet) friendly properties benefit from spectacular views, private hot tubs and the use of an on-site swimming pool;

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Stickwick Manor and Cottages, Devon

Stickwick Manor is home to three delightful child friendly self-catering cottages set in spectacular scenery on a working farm on the edge of Dartmoor. Visiting families benefit from a range of high quality amenities including an indoor games barn, outdoor play area, daily animal feeding, cosy log fires, on-site

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Broadgate Farm Cottages, Yorkshire

Broadgate Farm offers luxury-self catering cottages in the Yorkshire Wolds, set in nineteen acres of grass and woodland. There’s plenty of safe outdoor space for children (and pets!) to enjoy and a wealth of family friendly days out in the local area, including the Yorkshire coast.

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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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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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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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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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Balnab Farm, Dumfries and Galloway

Balnab Farm offers family friendly luxury glamping holidays near the Solway Firth in southern Scotland.  Canvas hideaways provide cosy and comfortable accommodation, while amenities on site include a children’s play area, farm activities like animal feeding and tractor rides, hot tub hire and pizza nights.

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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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