Top islands around the UK to chill on a break with your mates

Escape from the city and head to these islands around the UK to relax and unwind with your favourite people. Take long walks along the coast, watch sunsets or enjoy fresh seafood on the beach. Get inspired by recommendations from those who travelled with friends and plan your own short break.

Isle of Man. Swap cars and buses for the steam train and mountain tram Margared

1. Isle of Man

Swap cars and buses for the steam train and mountain tram

P Panteli
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Weather was mild so we were able to travel up the mountain tram. Views were amazing. Some lovely scenery. Restaurants near the harbour were excellent. I enjoyed the lovely, small, friendly island. 

L Lorraine
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My friends liked Peel beach. I liked the steam train and Peel beach... walked on the mountain. 

Jersey, Channel Islands. Swim, surf, or just chill out on sandy beaches Cathrind

2. Jersey, Channel Islands

Swim, surf, or just chill out on sandy beaches

N Nina
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Travelling on the buses is so easy, and cheap. Visiting the little beaches are a must and the bays have some amazing clear water to swim, surf or just paddle. Food was fantastic, breakfast in the indoor market was my favourite – a little French inspired place, with good quality ingredients. St Helier itself has lovely shops. 

G Georgina
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Driving around this wonderful island was very peaceful and tranquil. I saw the War Tunnels, World War 2 fortifications and lighthouse at Corbière. 

Sark, Channel Islands. Enjoy the ferry across to the island and then explore on foot

3. Sark, Channel Islands

Enjoy the ferry across to the island and then explore on foot

S Susan
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Had delightful day on Sark which is a beautiful and very simple island. Excellent restaurants. Enjoyed ferry to Sark and walk around the island... My friends liked the boat trip to Sark. 

N Nicola
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Lovely little island filled with hidden gems. Will definitely visit again. Plenty to explore. I liked the ease of moving around the island. 

Guernsey, Channel Islands. Swim in the clear blue sea surrounded by beautiful scenery Aleksandr

4. Guernsey, Channel Islands

Swim in the clear blue sea surrounded by beautiful scenery

G Grace
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Good weather, amazing beaches and St. Peter's port was unique and untouched. De-stressing tips: Chilling at the beach. My friends liked swimming. I liked the sea. 

S Steven
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The scenery was wonderful. Very light traffic on the roads. A great place to visit especially the naval headquarters. I enjoyed the great scenery and the beautiful island. 

Herm, Channel Islands. Savour the local food and fresh air on coastal walks

5. Herm, Channel Islands

Savour the local food and fresh air on coastal walks

S Sadie
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Lots of beaches to visit and lots of historical landmarks. We went over to Herm on the boat from St. Peter's port. Herm island is one of our favourite places. We are going again in a couple of months' time. 

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