From the Isle of Wight to Cornwall – Our favorite spring holiday destinations


With spring well and truly here, there’s no better time to start planning your next UK getaway holiday destination. Now that the leaves are turning green again, maybe you want to spend some time in nature or chill out on the beach in the warmer sunshine.

There are many wonderful spring holiday destinations throughout the UK. But we will make a case for a couple of our favorites. Who knows, maybe you’ll be booking holidays to the Isle of Wight or Cornwall by the time you’ve finished reading.

Spring by the sea on the Isle of Wight

Sitting just off the coast of Hampshire, the Isle of Wight is one of the best spots in the UK for a spring holiday. Far from being a seaside wonder, the island bursts with colourful nature, incredible landscapes and charming towns to relax in.

Thanks to a microclimate on the southern shore, the island generally has a few degrees warmer temperatures than most of the country, making spring days on the Isle of Wight feel closer to the summer sunshine.

One of the main spring attractions on the island are the gardens and orchards. Ventnor Botanic Garden, with its expansive collection of exotic plants from many different corners of the world, is a particular standout. Spend a day simply marveling at the beauty of all the blossoming plants as you wander some of the 22 acres of the gardens’ grounds.

The Isle of Wight has a wealth of walking and cycling trails, making it the ideal setting for some spring exercise. Peddle across the chalk downs to take in more of the island’s sights or find new vistas out over the sea on a circuit around some of the coast.

Coastal charm in Cornwall

Cornwall is one of the most popular UK holiday destinations for a reason. The peninsula offers hundreds of different beaches to choose from. The Gulf Stream also helps make the county’s weather feel milder, perfect for enjoying days out in the spring months.

If you want to see Cornwall’s best natural beauty, the woodlands around the county come alive with colour during the spring. Carpets of bluebells stretch between the trees as far as the eye can see, and with so many pretty woodland spots to pick from you should be able to find a tranquil area to relax.

The coastline also becomes more vibrant at this time of year, with the clifftops decorated with yellow gorse and a variety of lovely wildflowers. Wildlife spotters should look out for nesting seal colonies and the many seabirds that call the coast home. If you’re lucky, you might spot some dolphins among the waves.

A visit earlier in the year also gives you a better chance at avoiding the summer crowds and enjoying some time on the sand without worrying about competing for space. Just watch out if you want to take a dip in the sea—it’s still pretty cold in the spring months!

Wildlife wonders in Pembrokeshire

Watch this picturesque corner of the Welsh countryside spring to life as the trees turn green and bring colour back to the rugged coastline. The real attraction is the return of thousands of seabirds that come to the region’s cliffs and islands to nest. A trip out to Skomer Island is a must, where you can watch the many puffins and razorbills as they settle in for the season.

For the outdoorsy types, the Pembrokeshire coast is perfect for exploration and a bit of adrenaline. Whether you hike along some of the extensive coastal paths, bike through the woodlands inland or explore the cliffs with a spot of coasteering, there are plenty of spring activities to get the blood pumping.

When choosing a destination for your UK spring getaway, there’s a wealth of options, even more than we had time to explore here. Get ready to enjoy some marvellous natural scenery, glimpses of wildlife and a return to warmer temperatures as you set off for your next holiday.





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