8 lovely Airbnb rentals for an autumn break by the sea

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Photo credit: Porthcurno, Cornwall. David Clapp
Photo credit: Porthcurno, Cornwall. David Clapp

Summer might be the most popular time for a beach holiday in Britain but if crowd-free sands and coastal walks without the heat are your thing, then autumn and winter could be the perfect time for you to check into one of the best seaside Airbnbs and beach houses in the UK.

Short-term rental insurance company Duuo revealed Barafundle Bay in Pembrokeshire, Pentle Bay in Tresco and Holkham Beach in Norfolk as some of its top beach destinations for a holiday and chose some of the best seaside Airbnbs to book in Britain's loveliest coastal spots.

Whether you're looking for inspiration for October half term holidays in the UK, ideas for the best family holidays in the UK for next summer, or simply want to escape for a few days on a solo getaway, we've got you covered with these delightful holiday rentals.

Giving you the perfect base for seaside adventures, coastal walks and maybe even a dip in the sea, if you're brave enough, these beach Airbnbs offer an excellent home from home for your next staycation.

Porthgwarra, Cornwall

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Slip away for a romantic beach trip at this luxury beach house on the Cornish coast. A unique and modern tiny house, this beach house for two has everything you need for an indulgent couples holiday - including your very own private beach. Plus, for added romance, the Airbnb was featured in the BBC adaptation of Poldark.

Sleeps: 2

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Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk

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Looking for a chocolate-box cottage holiday? Well, look no further than the delightful Rose Cottage for a family holiday or trip with friends. With a short trip to the coast, you’ll find Wells and Holkham sandy beaches, or for those looking to explore a traditional market town, Burnham Market is sure to excite you.

Sleeps: 4

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Woolacombe, Devon

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Just a 10-minute walk from the stunning sands of Woolacombe, you’ll find this unique shepherd’s hut, perfect for couples looking to escape to the countryside while close to the sea. This cosy Airbnb is surrounded by green space and rolling hills, and offers a view down the valley to the sea. Plus, your evening entertainment is sorted as you’ll be graced with clear skies for stargazing.

Sleeps: 2

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Mumbles, Swansea

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Enjoy sandy beaches, classic ice cream and good food at the seaside town of Mumbles when staying at this characterful seaside Airbnb. Originally built in 1919, The Shack has been renovated to offer a quirky and wholesome coastal holiday experience. From here, you can drive to Langland and Rhossilli's beaches.

Sleeps: 4

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Sandsend, North Yorkshire

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Take in the views from this seafront boutique apartment near Whitby. Here you can enjoy Yorkshire's wonderful beach views, sweeping sandy shores and local dining. The apartment offers a crisp and modern interior finished with plush furnishings and sweet seaside accessories, giving it a luxurious coastal feel.

Sleeps: 2

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Freshwater East, Pembrokeshire

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This modern chalet is just a five-minute stroll to the beautiful beach of Freshwater East, making it a great place for families looking for a sandy beach holiday. The seaside Airbnb is set up with a desk space making it ideal for any remote workers looking to enjoy the best of the coast while hard at work.

Sleeps: 4

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Porthcurno, Cornwall

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Check into this Cornish holiday flat and get ready to enjoy your morning coffee on the terrace looking over breathtaking views across the coastline. The coastal apartment is perfect for a family getaway (the dog is also welcome) and is just a stone's throw away from the sandy beach of Porthcurno.

Sleeps: 4

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Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

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Instantly relax and switch to ‘holiday mode’ when you step into this light, bright and modern beach house. An ideal setting for a couples' getaway, Sea Pink is a cute and stylish Airbnb just a two-minute walk away from the working fishing boats in Wells Quay. After wandering around the town and heading to the beach, you’ll be able to enjoy a romantic meal in the sunny decking area.

Sleeps: 2

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