A Sunderland resort is one of the top 10 trending British seaside holiday destinations, Airbnb has revealed.
With coronavirus restrictions still causing havoc with foreign holidays, Brits are searching for the perfect staycation.
Sandgate in Kent has topped the list, but Seaburn in Sunderland has also seen a rise and comes fourth, behind Lincolnshire destinations Ingoldmells and Sandilands, respectively.
Hot on the heels of a heatwave, and with many people around the UK opting for a holiday closer to home this summer, the nostalgic and simple pleasures of the great British seaside holiday, including fish and chips, rock-pooling and ice-creams, are making a comeback.
The list reveals the current trending hotspots this summer for families, friends and solo travellers alike.
Airbnb’s top ten trending UK seaside destinations for summer 2021:
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire
Hornsea, East Yorkshire
Whether holidaymakers are after a modern seafront home with panoramic coastal views or would prefer to opt for a quaint cottage that’s just a stone’s throw away from the shore, there’s something for everyone to plan the ultimate summer staycation.
Figures show Brits have embraced domestic holidays again in 2021, with nearby travel making up 82% of nights booked in the UK in 2021.
Amanda Cupples, general manager for Northern Europe at Airbnb said: “There’s nothing quite like the smell of fish and chips and the sound of seagulls to transport you straight into holiday mode, and this past year has seen a real resurgence of the great British seaside holiday.
“And it’s not just the familiar summer stalwarts that are feeling the love; this hotlist shows that Brits are exploring lesser-known destinations and favouring well-loved gems as a means of escape this summer.
“We encourage anyone who is thinking about hosting to try it and take advantage of the upcoming travel surge – it not only boosts earnings but also helps towards reigniting local economies.
“If you can’t beach ‘em, join ‘em!”