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Top 10 Beach Hotels in Southampton

Holiday Inn Express Southampton M27 Jct7
3 out of 5
Botley Road, West End, Southampton, England
Free cancellation
The price is £36 per night from 28 Sep to 29 Sep
4.1/5Very Good! (995 reviews)

"We stayed as a 1 night stay before heading to Peppa Pig World so had everything we needed for the night. Clean room, restaurant and bar well manned for keeping covid restrictions in place. Food was standard but nice. Pleasantly impressed."…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2020

Holiday Inn Express Southampton M27 Jct7
Novotel Southampton
4 out of 5
1 West Quay Road, Southampton, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £60 per night from 10 Oct to 11 Oct
3.9/5Very Good! (962 reviews)

"I would definitely book Novotel again without any hesitation."…"

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2020

Novotel Southampton
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Beach Hotels in Southampton

Known for its historical sites and museums, Southampton offers a lot for the traveller booking a holiday. This family-friendly destination has 121 hotels and other accommodation options to pick from, so it's easy to find one that works for you.

As you decide on a place to stay near the beach in Southampton, take a look at these top hotels with high ratings from Expedia travellers.

Holiday Inn Express Southampton M27 Jct7 - 3-star hotel. It features free buffet breakfast, a restaurant and free WiFi. Guests love the great location and breakfast.

Novotel Southampton - 4-star hotel. Our travellers recommend its walkable location and proximity to shopping. This hotel boasts an indoor pool, a restaurant and a sauna.

IRelocate - Garden Flat by the Sea - 4-star apartment near the beach. It offers free WiFi, free parking and in-room kitchens.

Scenic Period Building With Sea View - Historic guesthouse near Cowes Beach. It features in-room kitchens, furnished balconies and TVs. Guests love the beach location and proximity to shopping.

Planning Your Trip to Southampton

If you're wondering about the best time to visit, here's what you can expect from the local weather:

  • Hottest months: August, July, June and September, with an average temperature of 21°F
  • Coldest months: February, January, March and December, with an average temperature of 4°F
  • Driest months: April, May, October and March, with an average rainfall of 1.75 inches
  • Rainiest months: August, September, July and May, with an average rainfall of 3 inches

Sightseeing in and Around Southampton

After checking into your accommodation of choice, you'll probably want to venture out and explore. Beach lovers can head straight to Calshot Beach or Cowes Beach for some quality time by the water. Experience the area's historical sites and museums, and make time for local attractions like Southampton Maritime Museum and Tudor House and Garden. Other things to see and do in the area are Old City Walls and Medieval Merchant's House. Visitors also enjoy Southampton for its:
  • Excursions
  • Theatre
  • Entertainment
  • University life
  • Parks

Getting around Southampton

Make your way to Southampton with a flight to Southampton (SOU), the closest major airport which is located 3.9 mi (6.3 km) from the city centre. If you want to journey outside of the area, hop aboard a train from Southampton Central Station, Southampton Woolston Station or Southampton Millbrook Station.

Frequently asked questions

What is Southampton like for travellers who love the beach?
Known for its museums and historical sites, Southampton offers a lot for the traveller booking a holiday.
What's the best place to stay for a beach holiday in Southampton?
Novotel Southampton is a top 4-star hotel with an indoor pool, and it’s located close to Weston Hard Woolston Beach . Holiday Inn Express Southampton M27 Jct7 is another good option to stay near the beach.
When's the best time for a beach holiday in Southampton?
You can plan your beach trip with a look at the seasons in Southampton: The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 17°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 6°C. Average annual precipitation for Southampton is 786 inches.
What is there to see and do around Southampton?
After arriving and settling in at your hotel, you might want to venture out and explore everything Southampton has to offer. Beach lovers can head straight to Weston Hard Woolston Beach or Calshot Beach for some quality time by the water. Experience the area’s museums and historical sites, and make time for local attractions such as Southampton Cruise Terminal and WestQuay Shopping Centre. For additional things to see and do, consider a visit to Ocean Village Marina or Mayflower Theatre.
What's the best way to get to my beach hotel in Southampton?
This travel information can help you get to and around your beach accommodation in Southampton with ease. To get to Southampton, book a flight to Southampton (SOU), the closest major airport, which is located 3.9 mi (6.3 km) from the city centre. If you’d like to explore more of the area, take a train from Southampton Central Station, Southampton Woolston Station or Southampton Millbrook Station.

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