Is there such a thing as a luxury seaside resort in the UK?

(44 Posts)
Leilaniii Sat 07-Oct-17 11:37:25

Just that, really. Looking for something 5* and perhaps with a private beach although I doubt there is such a thing in the UK. I would be happy to be proven wrong, though.

Does anyone know of anything? Preferably in England, but could consider Wales.


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bananafanana1 Sat 07-Oct-17 11:52:06

This looks nice, not 5* though

Ricekrispie22 Sat 07-Oct-17 13:12:17

Have a look at GwelanMor in Cornwall

MissSmiley Sat 07-Oct-17 13:14:45

Look up luxury family hotels they have several

ajandjjmum Sat 07-Oct-17 13:16:24

Sandbanks Hotel is awful - DH and I stayed there last year, it was tatty, dirty and some rather odd guests.

The Scarlett in Cornwall is fabulous, but not family orientated.

ajandjjmum Sat 07-Oct-17 13:17:30

We stayed at Tresanton when the DC were younger, and that was lovely too.

Austentatious Sat 07-Oct-17 13:19:19

The Sandbanks hotel is very much not luxurious, it's the most overpriced dump in a fantastic setting. Suggest instead Thurlestone or Woolacoombe Bay hotels in s/ n Devon respectively ( far more luxurious than sandbanks, but still not boutique hotel glam). For high end luxury near but not on the beach, chewton glen is the only I've been to. There are several in Cornwall, but don't know them personally- at st makes / tresanthon

Austentatious Sat 07-Oct-17 13:20:59

High five aj.... desperately disappointing isn't it? Tho we like the one the other side of Bournemouth they run - expectations far better managed by non insane pricing

Austentatious Sat 07-Oct-17 14:15:47

Oh my goodness I can't believe I forgot Burgh Island! Entirely private island with excellent cocktails but no tellies or children allowed

Leilaniii Mon 09-Oct-17 09:01:43

Some great ideas, thank you.

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FfionFlorist Mon 09-Oct-17 17:11:15

Cary Arms, Devon. Delightful

leccybill Mon 09-Oct-17 17:14:37

Abersoch is quite posh.

thesandwich Mon 09-Oct-17 17:15:25

Port Merion in Wales.

inchyrablue Mon 09-Oct-17 17:15:36

The Pig On The Beach near Swanage is gorgeous. Not right on the beach, but a very, very short walk. It seems to get booked up months in advance though. Just a gorgeous location.

I soooo want to go here

Ontopofthesunset Mon 09-Oct-17 17:22:12

Hell Bay on Tresco in the Scilly Isles? Not stayed there myself but I think it looks gorgeous and some very discriminating friends (stay in lots of boutique and luxury hotels) said it was lovely.

2014newme Mon 09-Oct-17 17:24:07

Burgh island would be my choice

Imonlyfuckinghuman Mon 09-Oct-17 17:26:28

I was came across a luxury lodge site and I'm sure it was in wales, very expensive and a helicopter pad. Cannot find it anywhere now sad

I do not own a helicopter by the way !!

Numbsnet Mon 09-Oct-17 17:30:03

This one in Ireland, outside of your search perhaps but my favourite beach in Ireland and the spa is perfect. Big hotel with gorgeous seafood.

GrabbyMcGrabby Mon 09-Oct-17 17:33:04

Carbis Bay Hotel. Just outside St Ives. I am waiting for their building works to finish before booking.

CalmanOnSpeeddial Mon 09-Oct-17 17:35:54

Portmeirion hotel is lovely. Beach is private in the evening after they chuck the day trippers our.

cowgirlsareforever Mon 09-Oct-17 17:37:16

Definitely look at Abersoch. It's very posh.

carrotcakecupcake Mon 09-Oct-17 17:38:23

The Scarlet is only 4 star but is very indulgent. Adult only and a wonderful spa with stunning views.
If you need something for the family Fowey Hall is lovely, though I don’t really rate the spa.

Panicmode1 Mon 09-Oct-17 17:40:16

Chewton Glen is a luxury hotel, a (short) walk to the beach and is lovely, but it's not really a 'seaside resort' as such. We used to go to Thurlestone when we were children a lot, but I haven't been for years so I've no idea what it's like now, but we did enjoy it way back when....

Dottydress Mon 09-Oct-17 18:06:10

Thurlestone is absolutely fantastic - but I would say depending on time of year there may be quite a few kids there! there is a kids club for activities (they'll even take them to the beach for you!) and also the beach is a little walk through the village and not private. We love it but we have young kids!

Burgh Island also wonderful but in a very different way - it's not a modern 5* so no pool or spa but its got huge amount of character and you can be on beautiful Bigbury beach in seconds... dress for dinner... its a real experience if just adults (though the age profile tends to be more mature.... )

Salcombe Habour? luxury and not too far from beaches...

TheFaerieQueene Mon 09-Oct-17 18:10:58

The Scarlett at Mawgan Porth is fabulous but it doesn’t have a private beach.

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