In the UK there are over 130 hostels and bunkhouses by the sea. From the wild seas of the Cornish Coast to the white sands of the Hebrides, bunkhouses and hostels provide an economical choice of self-catering accommodation in seaside locations. Coastal bunkhouses and hostels have easy access to the coastal paths, sleeping accommodation in bunks (often in family sized bedrooms) and shared areas to cook and relax in.
PIGGERY POKE 4 STAR HOSTEL is right on the Wales Coast Path. Created for walkers, the hostel is also ideal for family holidays with three bedrooms of 3, 5 and 8 beds, self catering kitchen, comfortable lounge area and a lawn with benches for summer picnics and BBQ’s.
You can stay for as short as one night in a hostel or bunkhouse, but you are also welcome to stay for longer and make the bunkhouse your base for a summer holiday. Sole use bookings of hostels and bunkhouses are also readily available for groups of families holidaying together.
The South Wales and Pembrokeshire coast features over 20 seaside hostels and bunkhouses. For example the Gower Peninsula, home to Rhossili Bay, has three great bunkhouses by the sea and the Pembrokeshire / Ceredigion Coast features 8 hostels and bunkhouses by the sea.
You are never far from the sea in Cornwall and Devon and there are 14 coastal hostels in the west country. You can stay at in the centre of St Ives, with its choice of beaches and many original and artisan shops. Or visit the Eden Centre and stay at Edens Yard just down the road. Famous for its surfing, the north Coast has some great hostels in traditional seaside holiday towns like Bude, Ilfracombe and Minehead.
There are several bunkhouses by the sea to choose from in Norfolk and Suffolk. Deepdale Farm has a range of hostel, bunkhouse and glamping and Brancaster Cente, run by National Trust, is great for groups holidaying by the sea.
There are independent Hostels and Bunkhouses on the Northumberland Coast, where you can combine bucket and spade days on the beach with visits to the many castles.
If you fancy really getting away from it all, you can take a summer escape to a seaside bunkhouse or hostel on one of the Scottish Islands. There are hostels on remote and accessible islands from the Hebrides to the Orkneys and Shetlands.
The maps below shows all the hostels and bunkhouses close to the coast. Click on the location pin or hostel name to find out more about the accommodation and get in touch. To find out availability at several hostels and bunkhouses you can contact them using our Enquiry Service.
Bunkhouses by the Sea and Coastal Hostels