Epic Summer Train Journeys to the Beach

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1 Jul 20245 min read

The sun is shining, the days are long, and the irresistible pull of the seaside beckons. But battling traffic jams and crowded motorways can quickly steal the sunshine from your summer adventure. This year, ditch the car and hop on a train! Trainsplit is here to help you discover the magic of train travel to some of the most stunning beaches in the UK.

Relax and Unwind:

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Train travel offers the perfect escape from the daily grind. Settle into a comfortable seat, watch the world go by, and let the rhythmic clatter of the train lull you into a state of relaxation. Catch up on a compelling book, listen to your favourite music, or simply enjoy the ever-changing scenery. By the time you arrive at your seaside haven, you'll be feeling refreshed and ready to embrace the sun.

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Scenic Routes to Sandy Shores:

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The beauty of train travel lies not just in the destination, but in the journey itself. Imagine chugging along the coast, turquoise waters shimmering on one side and rolling hills dotted with charming villages on the other. Breathe in the fresh sea air as your train winds its way through dramatic cliffs, offering breathtaking vistas you wouldn't get from behind the wheel.

Beach Bliss for Every Traveller:

The UK boasts a diverse coastline, offering something for every beach lover. Here are a few ideas to spark your wanderlust:

  • Family Fun in the Sun: For a classic seaside experience with golden sands, donkey rides, and traditional candy floss, head to Blackpool or Brighton. Trainsplit can help you find the perfect family-friendly accommodation close to the beach.
    Blackpool pleasure beach
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    Brighton Beach
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  • Surfing Paradise: If you're looking to catch some waves, Cornwall is your haven. Fistral Beach in Newquay is a surfer's paradise, while Porthminster Beach in St Ives offers gentler waves for beginners.
    Fistral beach 
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    Porthminster Beach
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  • Secluded Tranquillity: Pembrokeshire boasts a stunning coastline with award-winning beaches. 

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    Broad Haven South: This south-facing beach boasts golden sands and gentle waves, ideal for families with young children.

    Travel Options:

    1. Train and Bus via Pembroke Dock:

      • Take a train from Cardiff Central to Pembroke Dock station (travel time varies depending on the train, but expect it to be around 3 hours).
      • From Pembroke Dock station, catch the 387 bus (approximately 1 hour and 11 minutes).
      • Disembark at the St Michael's Church stop.
      • From the bus stop, it's a pleasant 22-minute walk to Broad Haven South beach.
    2. Train and Bus via Pembroke:

      • Take a train from Cardiff Central to Pembroke station (travel time varies depending on the train).
      • From Pembroke station, catch the 388 bus (approximately 35 minutes).
      • Disembark at the Trefalen Car Park stop.
      • The beach is a short 3-minute walk from the bus stop.

    Tip: It's always recommended to check the latest train and bus timetables before your trip, as these can change seasonally

The Trainsplit app is more than just a way to save money on train travel. It's a great way to explore new places and meet new people.

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Planning Your Seaside Escape:

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Trainsplit makes planning your beach adventure a breeze. Use our user-friendly platform to find the perfect train tickets at the most competitive prices. Split ticketing allows you to combine fares for the cheapest possible journey, leaving you with more money to spend on seaside treats!

Thinking of extending your stay?

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Why not book your accommodation in advance? A variety of hotels, guesthouses, and holiday rentals are available near your chosen beach. This way, you can relax and enjoy your seaside escape from the moment you arrive.

Beyond the Beach:

Many coastal towns offer more than just sand and surf. Explore historic castles, charming harbour towns, or embark on scenic walks along the coast path. Trainsplit can also help you book day trips to nearby attractions, maximising your seaside adventure.

So, what are you waiting for? Pack your swimming costume, grab your beach towel, and let Trainsplit whisk you away to a summer seaside escape you'll never forget!

Bonus Tip: Remember to pack a reusable water bottle and snacks for your train journey. Not only is it environmentally friendly, but it will also save you money on expensive station snacks.

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