18 Jul 2020 20:21
Since COVID has scuppered our abroad plans looking for recommendations South East coast/iow
Any decent places where there are no chavs or nob heads.
Nice beaches, bars etc
posted 18 Jul 2020 20:37, edited 18 Jul 2020 20:37
The Pig, Studland. not sure about bars, but nice place.
posted 18 Jul 2020 20:52, edited 18 Jul 2020 20:52
spent a year in Penryn Cornwall, places around are really nice too like mylor bridge, falmouth, flushing. Good surf in rose, perenporth (sp?), loads of places around there I can recommend for surf or a nice getaway.
edit realise that doesn't really help. if you want a nice town in the summer with some decent places to drink and eat, and a decent public beach without pikeys, i'd recommend falmouth. or stay in flushing and drive to falmouth for the day (5 min drive)
18 Jul 2020 21:28
Tenby is a great beach. In wales though so not sure about the rules and whatnot.
19 Jul 2020 08:18
Hanto, thinking of maybe Chichester or IOW
19 Jul 2020 08:50
I’m on E.Kent coast, used to live on E.Sussex coast. Plenty of cracking beaches down this way,.
19 Jul 2020 09:15
could always drive to france too
19 Jul 2020 09:27
The Witterings are nice, but busy when it's sunny. Chichester is nice (I live about 15 mins away), but not so great for bars/pubs these days IMO.
19 Jul 2020 10:21
Heading to St Ives this summer, fantastic beaches, great seafood.
IOW also a great shout. Again, decent beaches, lovely countryside and lots of places to visit. Would avoid Ryde & Sandown for staying, bit pikey, although beaches are good. Ventnor, Shanklin or Cowes worth a look.
posted 19 Jul 2020 11:31, edited 19 Jul 2020 11:31
Just spent the last week on IOW. Beaches are OP and weren't busy at all.
Recommend bringing/hiring bikes to explore the island and getting some sea kayaks.
Lots of pubs/restaurants are still closed and don't expect anything particularly gourmet outside of Cowes but seafood is all decent.
19 Jul 2020 14:21
Thanks for all replies. Think it might be IOW
19 Jul 2020 18:17
Any more recommendations for St Ives?
19 Jul 2020 19:46
For shopping as well, Academy is worth a visit. Not too far to travel but for views head south to Marazion. It's where you would go to get to St Michael's Mount, but is really nice.
posted 19 Jul 2020 20:06, edited 19 Jul 2020 20:06
Winterton-on-sea is great for the SE coast, miles of sandy beach down to the beautifully pikey Hemsby. Also one of the best cider lists in the village pub. And about 20 mins from the broads.