Unwind on the coast: Top islands around the UK for a couples break

Escape the daily grind and look forward to walks along the coast, sunrise views and seafront meals. From the Inner Hebrides to the Channel Islands, there are several spots around the UK ideal for a relaxing short break. Discover the islands recommended by other couples and get planning.

Guernsey, Channel Islands. Rent a car or pull on your walking shoes to explore the island’s cliffs and beaches

1. Guernsey, Channel Islands

Rent a car or pull on your walking shoes to explore the island’s cliffs and beaches

A Aleksandr
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The sights were beautiful and the coastline is amazing. Good for a relaxing holiday or if you would like to go somewhere quiet to get some work done. Rented a car and explored the island, caught-up on sleep, ate well, walked on the coastline and did sightseeing. My romantic experience: Exploring the island together and enjoying the views. 

G Geoffrey
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Beaches are fabulous and loads of cliff walks to keep you fit! Seafood restaurants were very good and prices are okay considering the location. I totally recommend the island for a week's stay. De-stressing tips: Walking and eating! 

Isle of Man. Wake up to sunrise views before heading out to explore the hillside

2. Isle of Man

Wake up to sunrise views before heading out to explore the hillside

B Bibi
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Our Ascot hotel was in view of the seaside so we watched the sunrise and sunset each day, it was amazing. The soothing calmness of the sea breeze de-stressed us. We had fun in the car we hired to go to the hills and mountains... We will always remember the mountains, spectacular views dotted with the cutest sheep... 

S Sandra
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First visit to the Isle of Man and won't be our last so much to see and do and very relaxing... Used the excellent public transport service to visit some of the heritage sites. Walking along Douglas promenade and eating in the pubs and cafes overlooking the sea. I liked the friendly relaxing atmosphere everywhere we went on the island. 

Jersey, Channel Islands. Sun, sand, fresh air and the sound of the sea – forget about everyday life

3. Jersey, Channel Islands

Sun, sand, fresh air and the sound of the sea – forget about everyday life

R Robert
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Jersey is just so clean, friendly and relaxed. Our walk between St Helier and St Aubin [was romantic]. Along the beach – just the two of us. Sun, sand, fresh air and the sound of the sea. The ability to forget about work and all those other niggles that bug you during everyday life! The Royal Yacht hotel was amazing. In general, just a completely relaxed and friendly atmosphere wherever we went. 

S Shaun
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Jersey is stunning, beaches perfect, restaurants aplenty. Definitely going to go back. De-stressing tips: Just enjoyed the island, visited the zoo which was stunning, and walked the beaches. My romantic experience: A nice meal at a restaurant in front of the beach. 

Isle of Wight, England. Stroll through Shanklin old town before settling down for a meal on the seafront

4. Isle of Wight, England

Stroll through Shanklin old town before settling down for a meal on the seafront

S Sharon
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Amazing place, can't wait to go back! Beautiful scenery, lovely beach, everyone is very friendly and the old town is beautiful! De-stressing tips: Relaxing and evenings on the waterfront. I saw Shanklin old town and the beaches. Dinner on the seafront [was romantic]. 

Herm, Channel Islands. Soak in the sunshine at White Shell beach

5. Herm, Channel Islands

Soak in the sunshine at White Shell beach

D David
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Trip to Herm was brilliant and a totally chilled day on the White Shell beach. De-stressing tips: Swimming in the hotel pool and the sea off Herm island... and reading by the pool. The 5-star, 3-course dinners at the hotel and the day trip to Herm [was romantic]. 

N Nicolas
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Had a fantastic time... Took a day trip to Herm, absolute paradise. It was well worth it, beautiful beaches and lovely walks. De-stressing tips: Sightseeing and a trip to Herm. The beautiful hotel and walking along the stunning beaches [was romantic]. 

Isle Of Mull, Scotland. Spot sea otters and eagles while strolling along the coastline

6. Isle Of Mull, Scotland

Spot sea otters and eagles while strolling along the coastline

M Mark
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I liked the Isle of Mull and the views, the walking, sea otters and eagles. Train to Oban [from Glasgow] was good with many sights. 

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