These are the top trending UK seaside destinations on Airbnb this summer

If the mere thought of navigating endless PCR tests and possible quarantine is enough to make you ditch the idea of a holiday abroad this summer then you might be interested to hear that Airbnb has just revealed this summer’s top trending UK seaside destinations.

Walton-On-The-Naze. Photograph: Getty Images

Featuring some hidden gems across the country and coastline from Somerset to Yorkshire, these quaint UK seaside destination have all seen a huge spike in interest on Airbnb with people searching for rental properties this summer.

Airbnb‘s Amanda Cupples said ‘There’s nothing quite like the smell of fish and chips and the sound of seagulls to transport you straight into holiday mode, and this past year has seen a real resurgence of the great British seaside holiday. And it’s not just the familiar summer stalwarts that are feeling the love; this hotlist shows that Brits are exploring lesser-known destinations and favouring well-loved gems as a means of escape this summer.’

Portishead. Photograph: Getty Images

Taking the top spot is the village of Sandgate in Kent after the destination saw the biggest increase in holidaymakers searching for rentals in the area.

In second and third place was Ingoldsmells and Sandilands respectively, both in Lincolnshire. Somerset also featured in the top 10 twice with Portishead and Watchet both trending on Airbnb this summer.

Sandilands. Photograph: Getty Images

What’s more, a number of the coastal destinations on the list below have even received the Blue Flag Award which means that visitors can guarantee they are litter-free and have plenty of facilities and high-quality water.

The top trending UK seaside destinations on Airbnb:

  1. Sandgate, Kent
  2. Ingoldmells, Lincolnshire
  3. Sandilands, Lincolnshire
  4. Seaburn, County Durham
  5. Portishead, Somerset
  6. Watchet, Somerset
  7. Hornsea, East Yorkshire
  8. Cleveleys, Lancashire
  9. Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

If you’re wondering exactly what to do once you arrive at the seaside this summer, take a look at these these highest-rated coastal walks in the UK and make time to enjoy the view!