The best British resorts for freelancers

Brighton Pier at sunset in December

Check out our selection of Great British resorts that are perfect for any seaside-seeking freelancers.

Fancy following your freelancing dream by the seaside? Well, you don’t have to go to Bali, Thailand or even Spain to make the most of beachside living.

There are some great resorts right here in the UK, and we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourites to get you in the mood for that beachside move…

Brighton, Sussex
It wouldn’t be a list of coastal freelancing hotspots without mentioning the one and only Brighton. The Regency resort is renowned for being the wild child of Britain’s seaside, and it’s this reputation for thinking outside the box that makes it one of the best places to freelance in Europe. There’s an ever-expanding stable of kooky cafes and smart coworking spaces in Brighton’s historic centre, and when you need some fresh air head down to the pier for those bracing sea breezes.

Woolacombe, Devon
Imagine waking up, grabbing your surfboard and heading down to the ocean to catch some early morning waves? For some of us, that’s the dream that led us to freelancing in the first place. And if you head down to Woolacombe, you’ll realise it’s a lot closer to reality than you think. With its majestic sweeping bay, surf-town vibe and hip clutch of cafes just waiting for you to sit down with your laptop, you’ll be wondering why you ever spent the summer anywhere else.

View on Newcastle shoreline, UK from a ferry boat entering the harbour

Blackpool, Lancashire
If you’re looking for a slice of Victorian resort charm with your seaside freelancing, why not consider Blackpool? Undisputed as the UK’s northern party capital, Blackpool is rediscovering its swagger with a new wave of trendy hangout spots and coworking spaces that make freelancing even easier. And at the end of the day, Blackpool’s night life offers the perfect way to unwind.

Portobello, Edinburgh
Although only a stone’s throw (OK, a bus journey) from Edinburgh’s marvellously gothic centre, Portobello looks and feels like a seaside town with its own striking identity. The bohemian spirit of “Porty” has filtered down to its bars and cafés and on warmer days this place feels more North Beach than North Sea. The beach helps, too, which soon fills up with locals when the sun finally comes out to play.

Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear
You might not expect to hear that one of the country’s hottest surf spots is just up the coast from Newcastle, but it is. Tynemouth is one of the coolest spots on the North Sea coast, with a cosy selection of cafes that are perfect for when you’re feeling a bit windswept. And with all the delights of central Newcastle just 20 minutes away on the Metro, there really is something for all your freelancing needs.


Posted by The Secret Businessman