Even if you haven’t been keeping up with the news this year, it should be pretty obvious that we haven’t had much of a summer yet. You just have to look outside to notice the horrible weather and wintry conditions, but there is some light at the end of the tunnel.
So, if you’ll be holidaying in the UK this ‘summer’, just where should you go to make the most of the limited conditions?
Where the sun shines
Well, if you want to ensure you get the most sun, you should head straight for the South Coast. This area of the UK receives the most sunshine every single year, and there are some superb beaches there for you to enjoy while you’re on holiday.
For a sun-filled break, Bognor Regis would probably be your best bet as this little town in West Sussex is reputedly the sunniest place in the UK, getting 1,900 hours of sunshine a year. There’s certainly enough to do in the town as well – although most people will simply make a beeline for the beach! Bognor Regis beach is Blue Flag awarded, meaning it’s nice and clean, and the combined sand and shingle beach offers opportunities for beach games, sunbathing, paddling in the ocean and even swimming and water sports.
Bognor Regis also has amusements such as a Road Train running along the Esplanade and a mini golf course, as well as a museum that’s well worth a visit and the popular Butlins holiday park, where you’ll find the Skyline Pavilion and the Splash Waterworld.
Eastbourne in East Sussex has also been a contender for the sunniest place in the UK title, where you will also find fantastic beaches, along with landmarks such as the Beachy Head cliffs. You can also go shopping in Eastbourne, visit the Towner art museum and the town’s many other historic attractions.
Weymouth, in Dorset, is officially marked as third on the list of the sunniest UK places and is home to lots of annual festivals that bring tourists to the town. Weymouth is home to the Sea Life Adventure Park, Pirate Adventure Mini Golf, and Fantasy Island Fun Park, all of which would be ideal for families.
So, if you want to enjoy some sunshine during your summer holidays, head for the South Coast of England now!
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This post was contributed by Jon Stevens, a freelance writer covering topics such as relaxing weekend breaks and wonderful holiday parks throughout the UK.