Coastal holidays are the ideal opportunity to feel the freedom of the ocean and the exhilaration of exploring some of the most beautiful cruising areas the world has to offer.
What's more, it's not as hard as you might imagine to pick up the skills to navigate a sailing yacht. With some friendly tuition, you can be sailing with confidence in no time at all and discovering the charms and highlights of destinations around the Mediterranean, Caribbean, the Far East, and the Exotics.
Step 1 - Decide Where you Want to Visit
When it comes to coastal holidays, you are spoilt for choice. Popular locations for UK coastal holidays are the Cornwall, Pembrokeshire, Anglesey, west coast of Scotland, the Solent.
If you fancy an overseas break Greece, Spain, Turkey and Croatia are all relatively close and offer good weather in which to master the basics. Further afield there is also the Caribbean and the Far East with its picture perfect beaches.
Step 2 - Select the Type of Holiday You Want
There are several types of holiday depending on your requirements with something to suit all levels of experience.
Beach Clubs are ideal if you want to dabble in boating with the option of land-based activities... If you like others for company a flotilla is a great way to discover new friends and places..or take a skippered boat a let someone else do all the work...
To find a coastal holiday that meets your holiday requirements read our Guide to Coastal Holidays Bareboat, Crewed, Skippered, Flotilla, Beach Club and Activity
Step 3 - Choose a Reputable Company
Choose your holiday with the On the Water Holiday Search All the companies featured in the holiday guide and search are members of British Marine and adhere to a code of conduct.