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Coastal escapes for couples

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Treating your loved one to a spot of Haven’s finest accommodation is one thing, but travelling out to some of the UK’s most romantic coastal areas truly completes the experience.

Staycations are moving further and further up the agenda, and it's clear that you don’t need to jet off abroad to enjoy a relaxing weekend away with your loved one. We’ve put a list of the finest UK coastal breaks for couples together to give you an idea of where to go next. The coastal settings you read about here may be cold, but the experiences are as warm and loving as they come. Comforting without being too pretentious, these areas are full to the brim with character meaning you can tailor your experience to your needs. Dotted up and down the country, these are some of our favourite places. Each has been tried, tested and received a seal of approval from the plus ones of the Haven family!

Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

This town sits neatly on the border of England and Scotland. The present peace and tranquility is in stark contrast to the epic battles history has witnessed in this area dominated by the ancient Hadrian’s Wall. Yesterday’s distress is today’s romance, with the town an ideal setting for a coastal break for couples. A stroll along Berwick’s old fortifications gives you a great view of the old town, a hub for wining, dining and culture.

The view out to the coast is equally endearing, as the North Sea breeze makes its presence felt before you even manage to set eyes on it! There are so many undiscovered beaches in this area waiting for you to pay them a visit, and the region’s castles are a stark reminder of the strategic significance of this, England’s northernmost town.

Southwold, Suffolk

Southwold, Suffolk

Southwold is a Suffolk town full of character. Red-bricked buildings combine with narrow streets and the breezy bay to bring you a quintessential coastal break. The town first functioned as a lively port, bringing in goods from the Netherlands given its relative proximity. Georgian houses used to double up as fisherman’s residences, serving visitors with a reminder of the town’s glamorous past.

The elegance lives on, whatever the weather, with some of the best Fish and Chips we’ve tasted served here alongside some fine coastal pubs. If you are both partial to a beverage, you’ll love a tour of Adnams Brewery, and to immerse yourself in the history even more, check out Southwold Lighthouse and the Sailor’s Reading Room.

Rye, Sussex

Rye, Sussex

Rye occupies a unique position in Sussex. It serves as the meeting point of three rivers, the Rother, the Tillingham and the Brede. Its status as one of the Norman’s Cinque Ports is a reminder that the town actually used to sit directly on the coast, its harbour silted by a legendary storm that brewed in 1847.

You’ll see the remnants of the ancient military and trading post when you visit, one that has created a kind of marshland where the historic Camber Castle sits. For a thatched roof, classic beam structure and an all-round decent drink, head for the Mermaid Inn, once the headquarters of a local smuggling gang. It’s the combination of history and variety that makes this town a fantastic coastal escape for couples.

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St Ives, Cornwall

St Ives, Cornwall

Nothing encompasses Cornwall like St Ives. Another town with the fishing industry at the heart of its history, it now serves tourists from the UK and overseas. Golden sand combines with graceful walks to bring you a sumptuous seaside experience. A frequent award-winner, the town has become known for the high proportion of artists it attracts. It's said that it was the beautifully clear light that attracted creatives to this corner of Cornwall. The town’s Tate Gallery showcases art that could rival any city.

The town is great for couples to do their own thing too, with beaches, restaurants and bars giving you both the chance to kick back and relax. Lands End, the southernmost tip of mainland Britain is only a short car journey away, well worth a short visit.

Llandudno, North Wales

Llandudno, North Wales

This tight-knit seaside community welcomes visitors with open arms. The largest coastal town in Wales, Llandudno was known as ‘The Queen of Welsh Watering Places’. This historical description lives on today, with the sweeping promenade filled with Victorian houses that look out to the Irish Sea. There are so many great places to eat out, and if the weather is good, you can park yourself on the beach and enjoy the view.

One of the best active experiences comes in the form of climbing the Great Orme, a huge hill that looms over the coast. There is also a tram to get you up and down. Historic castles are a short hop away in the car, and if you find time, check out the Isle of Anglesey, one of the closest points to the island of Ireland.

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Brand new holiday homes from £34,995

Holiday home price is for a new 3-bedroom ABI Horizon holiday home and includes siting, connections and standard accessories.   

Price excludes 2024 site fees, running costs and add-ons requested at point of sale. Subject to status and availability.   

As at 1 January 2024, price is available at all parks, excluding Cardigan View, Church Farm, Cala Gran, Far Grange, Kiln Park, Littlesea, Lydstep Beach, Penally Court, Perran Sands, Rockley Park, Seashore, Seaview, Skegness and Thornwick Bay. 

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Park cannot be used as a permanent residence. Haven Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 01968698) and is a FCA appointed representative of Bourne Leisure Limited (t/a Haven).  Bourne Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 04011660) and is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Services Register No. 312847) as a credit broker and insurance distributor. Registered office:  One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL. We may receive commission from the finance provider if you enter into an agreement with them.  

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Price excludes 2024 site fees, running costs and add-ons requested at point of sale. Subject to status and availability.  

As at 7 June 2024, price is available at Cleethorpes Beach, Craig Tara, Golden Sands, Haggerston Castle and The Orchards only. 

Images are shown for representational purposes. Access to holiday home is subject to park opening times.

Park cannot be used as a permanent residence. Haven Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 01968698) and is a FCA appointed representative of Bourne Leisure Limited (t/a Haven). Bourne Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 04011660) and is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Services Register No. 312847) as a credit broker and insurance distributor. Registered office: One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL. We may receive commission from the finance provider if you enter into an agreement with them. 

Pre-owned holiday homes from £19,995

Holiday home price is based on a pre-owned holiday home and includes siting, connections and standard accessories.   

Price excludes 2024 site fees, running costs and add-ons requested at point of sale.  Subject to status and availability.   

As at 1 January 2024, price is available at all parks, excluding Church Farm, Cala Gran, Cardigan View, Kiln Park, Littlesea, Lydstep Beach, Penally Court, Perran Sands, Rockley Park, Riviere Sands, Seashore, Seaview and Thornwick Bay.   

Access to holiday home is subject to park opening times. Park cannot be used as a permanent residence.  

Haven Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 01968698) and is a FCA appointed representative of Bourne Leisure Limited (t/a Haven).  Bourne Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 04011660) and is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Services Register No. 312847) as a credit broker and insurance distributor. Registered office:  One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL.  We may receive commission from the finance provider if you enter into an agreement with them.  

New holiday homes from £29,995

Holiday home price is for a new 3-bedroom ABI Horizon holiday home and includes siting, connections and standard accessories.   

Price excludes 2024 site fees, running costs and add-ons requested at point of sale. Subject to status and availability.   

As at 7 June 2024, price is available at Cleethorpes Beach, Craig Tara, Golden Sands, Haggerston Castle and Orchards until 31 August 2024. Haven reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time. 

Images are shown for representational purposes. Access to holiday home is subject to park opening times.  

Park cannot be used as a permanent residence. Haven Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 01968698) and is a FCA appointed representative of Bourne Leisure Limited (t/a Haven).  Bourne Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 04011660) and is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Services Register No. 312847) as a credit broker and insurance distributor. Registered office: One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL. We may receive commission from the finance provider if you enter into an agreement with them.  

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Offer is applicable to new customer purchases made through Haven from 19 April 2024, completing by 31 December 2024.

Offer excludes part-exchanges or private sales. Available on new & pre-owned holiday homes at the following selected parks only: Kent Coast, Burnham-on-Sea, Cleethorpes Beach, Craig Tara, Far Grange, Golden Sands, Haggerston Castle, Hopton, Orchards, Seton Sands, Skegness and Wild Duck.

A credit equivalent to the value of your site fees due during the 2024 season will be applied to your account balance on completion of your purchase for use against your running costs e.g. utilities, after-sale add-ons e.g storage boxes or site fees. It cannot be applied to your purchase or refunded in cash.

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Offer cannot be combined with any other offer, discount, or promotion. Offer may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice. Full site fees will be payable for subsequent years.

Images are shown for representational purposes.

Park cannot be used as a permanent residence. Haven Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 01968698) and is a FCA appointed representative of Bourne Leisure Limited (t/a Haven). Bourne Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 04011660) and is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Services Register No. 312847) as a credit broker and insurance distributor. Registered office: One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL. We may receive commission from the finance provider if you enter into an agreement with them.

Let2offset - make no site fee payments until 2031

Let2offset is a contractual lettings product that offers eligible owners a guaranteed letting income at a preferential rate (calculated each year) in exchange for a stipulated number of letting breaks. It also allows eligible owners to pay their site fees and receive their letting income in 12 equal monthly instalments; the monthly site fee amount charged by Haven will be after deduction of the letting income.

‘Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031’ is available at 33 Haven parks excluding Burnham, Cardigan View, Far Grange, Garreg Wen, Lydstep Beach, Riviere Sands and Seaview.  The letting income received will vary by make, model and location. The monthly site fee payment does not include running costs e.g. utilities, rates & insurance.

“Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031” is applicable to new and existing customer purchases of new Atlas Sahara 3 Bed or equivalent or superior grade holiday home purchases made through Haven where customers have also signed up to Haven’s Let2offset contract. It is not applicable to private sales and cannot be used in conjunction with our free Site Fee promotion.  It is available across 40% of eligible Parks and applies when letting a new Atlas Sahara 3 Bed holiday home (or equivalent or superior grade for 15 weeks.

An example of how “Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031” operates under Let2offset is the purchase of an Atlas Sahara 3 Bed holiday home at Primrose Valley with a monthly site fee of £585.00 (includes purchasing discount of £45) and monthly letting income of £803.67. The monthly difference equates to £218.67, which will be credited to the owner's account. Both letting income and site fees are subject to yearly pricing reviews and the monthly site fee costs and letting income shown in the example are based on 2024 figures.

Modelled assumptions on expected annual site fee and letting income charges over the 7-year lettable life of the Atlas Sahara 3 Bed indicate that under Let2offset it is anticipated that these customers will continue to receive a monthly credit during this period, however, this is not guaranteed. The modelled assumptions are based on the historical performance of Haven over the past 5 years of trading.

Images are shown for representational purposes. Access to holiday home is subject to park opening times.

Park cannot be used as a permanent residence. Haven Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 01968698) and is a FCA appointed representative of Bourne Leisure Limited (t/a Haven). Bourne Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 04011660) and is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Services Register No. 312847) as a credit broker and insurance distributor. Registered office: One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL. We may receive commission from the finance provider if you enter into an agreement with them.

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