Early May bank holiday weekend: Brits opt for seaside breaks

The first of the May Bank Holidays is almost here, offering Brits the perfect chance to enjoy a three-day break. What are the most popular Bank Holiday destinations for Brits – and how to find cheap last minute deals to get there? The travel search engine gopili.co.uk reveals the trending destinations for this weekend.
Britain’s seaside towns: a close getaway for the Bank Holiday weekend

While the weather forecasts predict an “unsettled” Bank Holiday weekend, Brits are still looking for seaside destinations to enjoy some spring sunshine. Among the 10 favourite destinations for this weekend, six of them are coastal towns.

Bournemouth, Scarborough and Plymouth are the most popular destinations. Reflecting the interest of Brits in seaside towns, Sunderland, Blackpool and Brighton are also among the most-preferred city breaks for this weekend. When they’re not looking for the sea, Brits tend to opt for historic and capital cities with Cambridge, York, Paris and Brussels completing the top 10.

Rodolphe Morfoise-Gauthier, Country Manager UK of gopili, commented “Brits have access to a rich variety of weekend breaks accessible in just a few hours. Seaside, historic or capital cities are available to suit all budgets, even at the last minute, as coach and ride sharing provide a low-cost alternative to travel.”

How to find cheap last minute deals for the Bank Holiday weekends?

Whether it is for this weekend or for the Spring Bank Holiday weekend, it is not too late to book your transport tickets and accommodation. How to enjoy a three-day break, cut costs and travel cheaper?

Pick a destination. Britain’s seaside towns are reasonably close for a three-day weekend while offering a rich variety of coastal landscapes, activities and wildlife. Take a look at the cities websites or travel guides websites such as TripAdvisor to find out more about the place.

Find the best transport option. Ticket prices for the same journey can significantly vary whether you use the train, bus, plane or ride share. Use travel search engines to compare all of the options. Gopili.co.uk shows you on one single webpage journey times and prices across all modes of transport: train, coach, ride share and plane.

Find an accommodation. Hotel comparison tools will enable you to find the cheapest hotels available for the weekend. You can also find cheap apartments, homes or cottages from local hosts on holiday rentals websites such as Airbnb or HomeAway.

About gopili: Train. Coach. Ride share. Plane. Gopili helps people to compare all transportation modes and find the best travel option. It aims to save time and money for travellers. Available on gopili.co.uk and on mobile apps for iOS and Android users.