Everyone deserves a holiday, ensuring you take a ‘break’ from day-to-day life. However, the perfect getaway doesn’t always have to include the gruelling time spent at an airport nor the last-minute panic to not forget your passport.
The increasingly popular concept of a “staycation” which usually involves holidaying in your home country, is proof that you don’t necessarily have to venture abroad in order to escape.
Roughly 3,500 Brits currently search for ‘staycation’ every month and, with the current political uncertainty, this type of holiday will undoubtedly continue to grow.
According to Thissaway.co.uk, ‘the beach’ is the most popular staycation destination among Brits, with 34% selecting it as their ideal UK vacation.
Sell House Fast revealed that the coastal district with the most active holiday rentals is Cornwall (8,345).
Home to the popular beach towns of Newquay, also known as Surfer’s Paradise, as well as Falmouth, it comes as no surprise that the so-called ‘Cornish Rivera’ has the most holiday homes listed on AirBnB and HomeAway.
Ranking second is Dorset with 4,530 active holiday rentals along its coast which includes Bournemouth, Poole and Weymouth all of which are highly visited all year round, especially in summer.
Following suit with 3,992 rentals is Suffolk, where areas include the likes of Southwold and Felixstowe.
Finishing off the top five are the districts of:
- Brighton and Hove – home to 3,719 seaside rentals
- North Devon – with 3,103 short-term rental properties
The following UK coastal districts also have a notable amount of holiday rental properties:
- The Isle of Wight (2,719)
- Scarborough (2,677)
- Conwy (1,793)
- Anglesey (1,614)
- Allerdale (1,239)
And ranking in 15th position is the historic cathedral city of Canterbury. Sellhousefast.uk found that there are 1,205 properties available to rent in the area – a difference of 7,140 properties when compared to Cornwall.