Best Places to go on a Boating Holiday

 green01   October 2, 2012

Boating holidays are so popular these days and it’s not hard to see why. There is something really special about being able to take in the great outdoors whilst traveling on a boat and the great thing is you can wake up and go to bed in two completely different places. Imagine barbecuing on a warm summer’s evening and getting cosy on the boat when it starts to become dark. If this sounds relaxing, a boating holiday is perfect for you. The peace and quiet that comes with boating is truly great and it is a holiday that is just as perfect for a couple as it is for a large family.

Norfolk Broads

Norfolk Broads – Source

England is top of the list when it comes to boating too. The Norfolk Broads are world renowned for being a true birthplace of the boating holiday and it’s not hard to see why. The Norfolk broads are beautifully situated between Norfolk and Suffolk and offer such a relaxed holiday that it is understandable why people return year on year. The broads are unspoilt, picture perfect and have mile after mile of peaceful countryside everywhere you look. The greens of the trees and the soft flowing water give a real impression of what natural scenic beauty is. A great thing about the broads however, is that you are never too far away from a bit of life if you ever tire of the peace and quiet (which you shouldn’t do). Norwich is a  fine city and is easily accessible. It’s steeped in history and offers a great center for shopping and amenities. With a boating holiday in Norfolk you don’t have to give up the beach either. The seaside resorts of Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft are not far away and are great places to get a feel of the Great British holiday and take the kids to the rides. Sometimes it is a cliché to say that a place can have everything, but with a boating holiday in Norfolk, it has never been truer.

A boating holiday in France is guaranteed to be one of the best experiences you will ever have. Each region is so different and because of the country’s size you will find it hard not to be overwhelmed by the diversity and varied landscape that it offers. France also has some great places to visit that are rich in history so if you want a country that will combine beautiful day visits with idyllic countryside, this is the place for you.

Ireland is also a great place to go boating. It has a huge amount of waterways and the rolling hills and mountains surround the peaceful waters pretty much everywhere. Ireland is a great place to head on holiday and boating here is no exception. The vast greens and open space make it the ultimate choice to really appreciate the great outdoors. It’s not crowded and if peace and quiet is your thing along with superb countryside, there is no better place for you to try.

Guest blogger Russ Beech is an travel author currently living in Spain and working as a travel writer for Check out their website for deals on Playa de las americas holidays and Costa Adeje hotels before you visit the island.

One Response to “Best Places to go on a Boating Holiday”

  1. cotton and olive Says:

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