There are hundreds of small towns located on the shores of the UK. You can enjoy beautiful walks, scenic coastline, historical monuments, great places to eat, and many different activities. Some of the towns are very popular with locals and tourists but here are 5 UK seaside towns that you may not have heard of that are worth taking a closer look at.


Mablethorpe is a charming seaside town in Lincolnshire in East Central England. Queens Park is a must for visitors of all ages and you can ride on a miniature railway, enjoy boating on a lake, play a round of crazy golf and the children have a privately run place to play. Saltfleetby – Theddlethorpe Dunes National Nature Reserve is a great place to walk around and you can take your dog with you as well. Be sure to explore Sandilands Pit Nature Reserve where you can see wildlife and enjoy the beauty of nature.


Southport is a small town in Merseyside in North West England about 8km from Liverpool. There are plenty of hotels in Southport with beautiful sea-views, so it is a great spot for a weekend break. Visit the Southport Pier for an afternoon of fun, snacks, and a great stroll. Spend a day at WWT Martin Mere, a wetland nature reserve. There are plenty of fantastic golf courses in the area so make sure to play a round or two on your holiday. Head to Ainsdale Beach and have a picnic while watching the sunset.


Folkestone is in Kent in south-east England and it is a great place for people who love the outdoors.

Spend a day at Kent Downs where you can go horseback riding, biking, hiking, through wonderful hills and valleys. Make sure that you visit Sandgate Castle that was built in the 16th century. There are plenty of great restaurants to eat at in the area so make sure that you take the time to indulge.


Southend-on Sea is a small town in Essex. A visit to the remains of Hadleigh Castle is a must for all people visiting the town as the view of the Thames estuary is fantastic. Be sure to visit Chalkwell Beach and Bell Wharf Beach where you can relax after a day of exploring the area. There are lots of great accommodations in the area that are reasonably priced. Southend also has many great bars and pubs for you to indulge in. You could even drop your car off at Southend Airport, hop on a plane and spend a couple of days exploring other areas of England or even further afield.


Tenby is a small town in Pembrokeshire in the southwest of Wales. This town has walls that date back to the 13th century and you can visit other historical monuments like Pembroke Castle where Henry VIII was born. Take a boat trip to Caldey Island, one of the holy islands of Britain where you can see wildlife and the Caldey Island Monks. Visit the Carew Castle that has a fantastic picnic area and a summer activity programme. The area has plenty of great hotels to stay in and there are also several areas where you can try glamping in style.