Best Beaches in England

By Lucy Tyler

A girl on the beach in England.

A beach break in England? Does the sun even exist there? A country (unfairly) notorious for its unlucky weather, England isn´t the first place that springs to mind when planning a beach break, but rest assured, the following destinations are sure to send you into a frenzy that is proceeded with hasty suitcase packing and manic bikini buying. When the sun shows its face, there's no better place to be than exploring the unspoiled shores of the marvelous English coastline.

These national treasures are the perfect antidote to the chaos of city life. When sprawled out on a sunbed with an ice cream in hand, your worries will feel far, far away...

So ditch the TripAdvisor reviews, Glamping Hub has made our pick of the country´s most jaw-dropping shorelines that will make any beach bum burst with excitement and spark that inner wanderlust.

1. For something a little different: Brighton Beach

The boardwalk in Brighton Beach.

Although not the most typical beach that you had in mind, Brighton Beach is undoubtedly one-of-a-kind. Arguably one of England's most iconic beaches, Brighton oozes a unique and rustic charm you can't find on the likes of the standard west coast of California—or anywhere else for that matter.

Soak up the chilled vibes and the vibrant culture that Brighton exudes, and don't forget to buy a stick of rock, stroll the promenade, and check out the world-famous Brighton Pier. (And don't be put off by the pebbles—at least you won´t have to worry about sandy sandwiches!)

2. For those seeking seclusion: Bamburgh Beach, Northumberland

Beach glamping in North England.

Not a fan of your typical beach swarming with crowds of sun-worshippers? Northumberland is an oasis for those seeking an off-the-beaten-track getaway. One of northern England's best-kept secrets and a place steeped in fascinating history is the captivating coastline of Bamburgh Beach. It features an infinite stretch of untouched shoreline and the enchanting Bamburgh Castle, which dominates the skyline.

Comb the beach for marine life, enjoy a windswept wander along the coast, check out the shipwrecks, and hit the waves for excellent surfing. If you fancy a break from the beach, a visit to the castle is a definite must-do, as well as a walk around the quaint nearby towns for wonderful eating, drinking, and shopping.

3. For an island getaway: Pelistry Bay, Isles of Scilly

A lovely beach in Cornwall, England.

Out of all of England's vacation destinations, the breathtaking Isles of Scilly are up there with the best of them! With the glistening white sand beaches, turquoise, crystal clear waters, and small boats dotted along the horizon, you'll feel like you've been transported to the Carribean...and yet you're just a 15-minute flight from the mainland of England.

The picture-perfect Pelistry Bay can be found on St Mary's, the largest of these idyllic islands, which has been classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. St Mary's is a hub of activity, with a myriad of shops, cafes, restaurants, and fun attractions. And while the shores here are popular among tourists, Pelistry Bay is largely undiscovered, so let's just keep it between us, hey?

4. For the adventurers: Durdle Door, Dorset

Beach near glamping site in Dorset, England.

Another hidden gem of southern England's coastline with its remote setting, dramatic cliff backdrop, and magnificent, towering arch, Durdle Door is a place like no other. Carved into Dorset's striking coastline lies this stunning bay, which features in the movie Far From the Madding Crowd, the artwork of Pink Floyd, and even a Cliff Richard music video.

Durdle Door is one for the adventurers, with a slightly strenuous (but definitely worth it) climb down to the shingle beach. A few hundred steps lead down the cliff, which weaves down like a spiral staircase, offering breathtaking vistas and endless Instagram opportunities. Awaiting you down below lies pristine sand, sparkling water, and a secluded setting sheltered by the wind, perfect for whiling away the hours with a good book.

5. For the surfers: Porthcurno Beach, Cornwall

View of the beach from a glamping site in Cornwall, England.

A hotspot for surfers and bucket-and-spaders alike, Cornwall is undoubtedly one to tick off the bucket list. (no pun intended) Nestled into the towering bluffs of Englands southwestern peninsula, the famous Porthcurno Beach boasts a curve of dreamy, golden sand, reminiscent of the Mediterranean. The shores here are a wonderful blend of sand and shingle, and the powerful waves are a dream come true for boarders and water sports lovers.

The tall, granite cliffs provide protection from the blustery winds and this picturesque beach makes for the perfect spot to lay out in the sun while drifting off to the soothing sound of the waves crashing against the shore. Perched above, sits the unique and world-famous open-air Minack Theatre, where you can catch a Shakespeare show with an impressive, panoramic backdrop.


Want to see more? Feast your eyes on these wonderful English glamping getaways and let the adventures begin!

Blogger Spotlight: Titilola

By Jessica Armstrong

While helping her followers learn the best ways to dress to succeed, Titilola of Titi's Passion is giving us major glamping goals this spring!

Fresh off her very first glamping trip to one of Georgia's finest Airstream accommodations, we've learned two things. One? We need to make our way over to Ellijay stat because holy wow is Georgia b-e-a-utiful. And two, how about that breakfast provided by the hosts? Fresh fruits and farm eggs—yummy!

Welcome sign at Airstream in Ellijay, Georgia.

You can be sure that the hosts of this Airstream will go the extra mile for their glampers.

Don't miss a chance to get some great insider tips and find out all the reasons why glamping, Titilola-style, is the way to go.

What was the most memorable experience during your glamping getaway?

The most memorable experience during my glamping getaway was definitely being close to nature. I have never had this type of experience even though I have been camping in the past. Glamping gave me the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors in comfort. I also enjoyed that it was an opportunity for me to unplug from my norm.

A photo from the exterior of the Airstream in Ellijay, Georgia.

An exterior view of this gorgeous site.

What was the best surprise about your glamping site?

The best surprise about the glamping site was the service provided by our hosts. Jeffrey and Fabrizio provided exceptional customer service—from the bottle of wine they provided when we arrived to getting fresh farm eggs to cook for breakfast.

A view from the tree house next to the Airstream in Ellijay, Georgia.

This glamping property is ideal for any secluded getaway.

Where is your favorite destination to go glamping?

I went to Elijay, Georgia, for my glamping trip, which I love. It was my first experience glamping.

Where is your dream travel destination?

My dream travel destination is the Maldives.

What advice do you have for packing for a glamping getaway?

When packing for glamping my advice is to bring comfortable clothing, shoes, a good book and your sense of adventure.

On the tree house bridge at the Airstream site in Ellijay, Georgia.

Breakfast at the Airstream site in Ellijay, Georgia.

This organic breakfast is giving off serious glamping goals.

What is your must-have when traveling?

My must have is definitely a good book. As a busy mom, it is sometimes hard to find time to open a book with so much to do, but travel is always a great time for me to get lost in a good book.

Feeding the llamas at the Airstream site in Ellijay, Georgia.

The furry friends on site love giving glampers a cheerful hello.

Do you spend a lot of time planning your trips or are you more spontaneous once you arrive at your destination?

I am more of a planner when it comes to planning trips. I love looking up my destination to find out places to eat, sites to see, and where the locals are hanging out—that way I spend less time planning or asking questions once I am on my vacation and simply enjoy the time away from home.

Do you have your eye on another glamping site for the future? Where?

Yes I do, I am looking at glamping in Julian, California. I would love to experience California in a different way.

The outdoor bathtub at the glamping property in Ellijay, Georgia.

Relaxation from this luxury outdoor tub cannot be beat.

Looking for your very own Georgia getaway this summer? Check out the stunning collection of one-of-a-kind accommodations here.


To follow more of the trends and trips brought to you by Titilola, check out her blog, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Blogger Spotlight: Amy

By Jessica Armstrong

Travel-obsessed fashion and lifestyle blogger Amy Marrieta is taking this summer by storm. When she isn't creating content for her blog and brand, she is custom designing silk scarves that we can't wait to get our hands on. And somehow Amy still made time earlier this summer to pop over to California to visit one of Glamping Hub's most secluded and out-of-this world accommodations.

We can't wait to see what glamping site she visits next. Check out how to glamp the right way with some stellar tips, accessories, and must-haves via the globe trotter herself.

Blogger Amy Marietta

Meet Amy Marietta, globe trotter, fashionista, and creative designer.

What are your must-haves to bring on a glamping trip?

Sunnies, sunscreen, a Mophie charger just in case, and my A.M. CLUB silk scarves, because I'm constantly creating content and using them to tie up my hair.

Blogger Amy Marietta glamping in California

Check out the amazing staircase connecting the lounge with the loft in this unique dome.

How do your essentials differentiate depending on the area you’re glamping in?

Weather and convenience. Snacks are pretty important if there isn't food close by! I try to avoid being "hangry" at all times.

Unique dome in California

Exterior view of the surroundings and unique dome in Palm Springs, California.

What do you do on the days leading up to your trip?

Lots of research. I'm obsessed with researching and planning—for some trips, I make Excel spreadsheets just to stay organized.

How do you prefer to travel to your destination and why?

It depends on where I'm going and how far. I always love a good road trip, but there have to be some stops along the way if it's a far one. I also love flying.

A bedroom in the unique dome in California

The master bedroom of the glamping accommodation.

How do you research the accommodations amenities and features while preparing?

Google is my best friend when it comes to researching. I'll also check out tag locations on Instagram to see what other people post to understand the vibe.

What kind of events and activities do you plan before you arrive at the site?

It depends on the location. Joe and I like to try cool restaurants, jet ski, check out art installations or shows and go to beaches. We're not the biggest hikers but we do love to create, especially during sunset hours. He produces music, I write, we take photos and brainstorm ideas and plan—those types of things.

Exterior of part of the unique dome in California

Entrance of the unique dome.

Which do you prefer: a daily itinerary or a go-with-the-flow game plan? Why?

I like to make a list and then each day when we wake up we decide, or maybe even the night before, so I guess kind of a mix. I'm a huge "to-do list" and "Post-it" person.

What is your top piece of advice for someone go glamping?

Research! Even if it's a last-minute trip, just do a little bit of research before so you know what to expect.

Amy Marrieta in the dome in California

The windows of the unique dome give glampers gorgeous views of the windmills and desert.

What are the five things you would never travel without?

Hmmmm, tricky. I'd say my phone, laptop, camera, toothpaste, and Joe.

Looking for your next California glamping stay? Get some inspo from Glamping Hub's Discover California Collection, here.


To see more of Amy's worldly travels and fashion trends, visit her blog, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Host Spotlight: Cyndi

By Jackie Dreyer

Editor's note: Each month, we'd like to introduce you to one of our wonderful Glamping Hub hosts and what inspired them to create a glamping site. This month, we have Cyndi, who manages these pop-up glamping tent sites in Nova Scotia, including on Breton Island.

Bell tent glamping in Nova Scotia

A view from inside looking out at a bell tent in Nova Scotia.

1. When was the first time you heard the term glamping?

While living in Ireland, we often heard the term but associated it more with fancy English-style garden picnics and festival travel.

2. What inspired you to have your own glamping site?

We were inspired by our love of camping and the outdoors, but the desire to make it easier, more comfortable and less work. We started a blog called "East Coast Glampers" after moving to Nova Scotia in Canada, and it evolved from there.

3. If you could describe your property or the glamping experience you offer in three words, what would they be?

Bespoke, Maritime, Adventure.

4. What was your first glamping /camping experience?

Camping in our canvas bell tent over Thanksgiving weekend on Cape Breton Island in 2014.

Bell tent glamping in Nova Scotia

An example set-up of one of Cyndi's bell tents in Nova Scotia.

5. Why would you recommend people to go glamping?

Slow travel. Less work for our guests means more time to enjoy the Maritime outdoors and Canada's ocean playground. There's nothing like sleeping under the stars in a canvas bell tent.

6. What should people expect when they come to your glamping site?

"Get lost, find beautiful" is our motto. We package unique locations at signature campgrounds around Nova Scotia to connect guests with the special, off-the-beaten-path locale that can often otherwise be missed when staying in a different type of accommodation. We are a luxury camping experience and provide everything for an authentic Maritime camping adventure.

7. What makes your property unique?

We are the first of our kind in Canada for glamping and pop-up glamping accommodation, and we specialize in a turn-key holiday adventure. Our bell tents are uniquely furnished with every guest in mind and with great attention to detail.

Glamping in Nova Scotia

A cozy space to relax with fellow guests at a bell tent camp set up in Nova Scotia.

8. What’s your favorite part about owning a glamping property?

Providing our guests with a one-of-a-kind experience and lasting holiday memories. Travel is wonderful, and holiday time is precious. We manage every single booking with care to ensure they connect with Nova Scotia in a lasting and unique way.

9. What makes your property eco-friendly?

We practice slow travel with a low environmental impact. The cooking oils, coffee, and other food we provide are local, and we promote local on a sustainable scale. Our tents are natural canvas, and we're proud to utilize solar lighting where possible. Since our launch, we've been proud to partner with local barbecue rub suppliers, skin care producers, and other Farmer's Market vendors to offer guests a taste of some of the amazing locally-made Nova Scotia products.

Glamping in Nova Scotia

The lovely interior, featuring a glamping mug, at one of Cyndi's bell tents in Nova Scotia.

10. Anything else you’d like to add?

New this season, we're delighted to offer a new location on Cape Breton Island at a very special, cultural campground with views over St. Ann's Bay, located along the Cabot Trail.


Interested in a glamping escape to Nova Scotia? See more of what Cyndi's pop-up glamping bell tents have to offer here and here, and book today!

Blogger Spotlight: Alena

By Jessica Armstrong

Let Alena of ModaPrints take you to a place where the land is filled with trees and mountains, where the horses run wild in the wild, and the glampers instinctively flock like birds flying south for the winter—a little place called Colorado.

Yurt Rental Carbondale Colorado

The interior of this spacious Carbondale yurt.

Making her first Glamping Hub debut, Alena gives us all the deets on couples glamping, what not to forget in your suitcase, and why this yurt accommodation is the bee's knees. Read below for more!

Yurt Rental Carbondale Colorado

Enjoy the scenic views with a cup of coffee in hand from this gorgeous accommodation..

What are the five things you have in your suitcase for every glamping trip?

Lotion because I can't handle being dry, wipes when you are feeling lazy to walk to the bathroom and wash your face, a hair brush, wine, and tennis shoes!

How do climate and weather affect what you pack?

I checked the weather, and it said snow, but knowing Colorado, it snows for an hour and everything melts by noon and it's so warm! I packed snow boots and a jacket just in case but also brought shorts and warmer clothes, too! I actually used my jacket for sitting my the fire late at night and shorts during the day, because it was actually hot after a long day of hiking!

Yurt Rental Carbondale Colorado

A beautiful view of the yurts ceiling with a skylight.

Comfortable and casual or chic and trendy? What’s your travel style and why?

It really depends on what we have planned. I brought comfy and causal, as well as a trendy outfit for our dinner plans.

What kind of amenities do you make sure the glamping site provides before you pack them, and why?

Coffee, because I will literally be a grump all morning if I don’t have at least one cup, and milk for my coffee! I've never experienced glamping before so I looked to see if they had a shower and bathroom—that's all I really need.

Yurt Rental Carbondale Colorado

Enjoy the luxuries of this stunning accommodation inside and out.

Overpacker or underpacker? Why? Also, do you have any special tips on how to avoid being one or the other? What are they?

I used to be an over-packer and said enough is enough! I look at the weather and make plans on what we will be doing each day and lay out my outfits to make sure I am bringing everything I need. This helps with underpacking and overpacking, planning your days, and knowing what you will be doing helps.

What are your favorite things to bring glamping and why?

Stuff to make s'mores with, my laptop with at least two movies downloaded, and a bottle of wine! S’mores because glamping without a camp fire and s’mores is no fun. Two movies because we love staying up and watching old classic movies with a glass of wine!

What was your most memorable moment at your glamping stay?

We loved how peaceful it was and how my husband and I had absolutely no service unless we walked to the bathroom to get Wi-Fi. We loved being able to just talk and get away from the crazy, busy lifestyle we have back home.

Yurt Rental Carbondale Colorado

Follow Alena, for more adventures in and around Colorado, this summer.

What surprised you about glamping?

How nice everything was and just how we felt so at home!
If you could visit another site soon, where would it be?
Somewhere by the beach would be a dream come true.

To see more beautiful destinations that Colorado has to offer, check out the luxury accommodation portal here.

Yurt Rental Carbondale Colorado