I do like to be beside the seaside


The sound of the waves crashing into the shore, the sun on your face, and the distinctive aroma of the sea air, there is nothing like recharging your batteries at the beach. Living in Hemel Hempstead puts you in a fantastic location, as an array of award-winning and glorious beaches can be reached in less than three hours, the perfect way to spend a long weekend or a mini break.

But where should you head to?  We have picked three of our favourite locations.


Did you know that Bournemouth has 14 beaches? Some with blue flags and two have secured Seaside Awards.

Named as the UK’s top beach by ACHICA Living, Bournemouth central beaches have so much to offer, from the historic pier, to the seafront attractions, as well as the Oceanarium where you can discover life below the waves.

If you have a young family, Alum Chine could be the destination for you, with a glorious wide sandy beach, a fantastic private themed adventure playground, and a paddling pool, there is plenty to stop your little ones from getting bored.  A subtropical garden backs onto the beach, and beach huts are available for hire also.

If you fancy diving or snorkelling then head down to Boscombe Beach, where you will find a range of activities, including beach volleyball, surfing, as well as kite and windsurfing.


This sand and pebble beach backs onto this historical seaside resort with its grand Edwardian hotels and Victorian pier.  Take a stroll along the two-layered promenade or, if you’re brave enough, take a dip in the ocean.  Close by you will find Pelham Beach, designed specifically for families.  To help your children find you easily, it is zoned into eight sections, each one identified with colourful characters.


Probably one of the best-known beaches on the south coast is Brighton Beach, also known as Palace Pier Beach.  The notorious pebbled beach attracts everyone from sun worshipers to surfers.  You simply can’t visit this beach without taking a stroll along the Grade II listed pier, which dates back to the 19th century. Here you will find a number of seaside attractions including dodgems, traditional amusements, and several places to eat.

The beach itself holds a Quality Coast Award as well as a Blue Flag, which means the water quality is perfect for swimming and surfing.  Just above the beach, if you head west along the seafront you will find the walking trail, Monarch’s Way.

The above are just three more reasons to make your home in Hemel Hempstead, especially if you want the coast within easy reach. If you’re looking for a property and interested in making Hemel Hempstead your home, chat to a member of our team.




Published Date: Aug-08-2017