If you don’t live on the coast, visiting some of the South East’s best beaches is a great way to get some sea air into your lungs while enjoying a day out. It’s a great idea to organise the trip as a group, especially in the school holidays or if you’re thinking of the next day out for your club. Here are some of our top tips to travelling to beaches across the South East by coach.
Research the Best Beaches
You’ll be spoilt for choice when you start looking at the best beaches to visit along the South East coastline, but it’s important to consider the needs of your group. What’s going to be the ideal spot for a family day out may not be the same as those looking for some long walks along rocky terrain, or those hoping for some water sport activities. Luckily there are 189 beaches in the South East, covering areas such as Kent, Essex, East Sussex and West Sussex. One of the most versatile in the area is Camber Sands near Rye, which has something for everyone. A quick research of this beach would tell you that it stretches for 5 miles, has fine golden sand rather than pebbles, and it’s a popular site for kitesurfing and windsurfing. Find a beach which is suitable for your group’s needs.
Check out the Parking
If you’re still not sure about how you’ll be travelling to the beach, it may be worth checking out the parking. The beaches in this area of the UK aren’t known for having huge car parks, and those that do will often fill up pretty quickly on hotter days when crowds flock to the seaside. One of the benefits of using a good coach operator or minibus for larger groups is that you’ll have a contact who can organise the best drop-off and pickup points, or they can even pre-book coach parking.
Note the Local Amenities
Always do some digging before you go to find out what the amenities on-site are like. For example, if you’re taking lots of young children on the coach, does the beach have plenty of toilets available? Other facilities to research before you go include whether they operate a lifeguard service (especially if you’re planning on getting into the water), café and restaurants nearby and any walking trails which are good to follow. If taking pets, always check how dog-friendly the beach is. Some places will only allow them on the beach in certain months and may have rules about keeping them on a lead or sticking to designated dog-friendly zones. If planning a picnic trip, there may be some excellent amenities to consider, including picnic tables along the promenade or BBQ areas.
Plan Your Coach Trip to the Beach
At Mayday Travel, we help organise easy coach travel across the UK, including areas of London and Surrey, such as Eltham, Finchley or Golder’s Green. Our spacious, luxury coaches and minibuses are ideal for all occasions and day trips. To speak to our expert team, call now on 020 8680 5111.