Weekend breaks are a great way to get out exploring with your loved one and can be enjoyed more frequently than a longer holiday, plus it’s the perfect treat this Valentine’s day.

The trouble with a weekend break is finding somewhere close enough to get to after work on Friday yet in a location where you really feel like you’re getting away from it all.

With this is mind, Parkdean Resorts, has put together all of their locations within a two-hour drive of the biggest cities. You might be surprised at some of the breathtaking places you didn’t realise were right on your doorstep.


Hayling Island is the perfect destination for couples escaping the capital for the weekend.

Best weekend breaks for couples escaping the city

Hayling Island

Just under an hour and 45 minutes away from the bright lights of London is Hayling Island in Hampshire.

Hayling Island offers everything from adrenaline racing theme parks to relaxing Blue Flag beaches, to suit every couple’s needs.

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Wemyss Bay in the West of Scotland. Picture: Parkdean ResortsWemyss Bay in the West of Scotland. Picture: Parkdean Resorts

Wemyss Bay

In the west of Scotland sits the stunning and historic seaside town of Wemyss Bay. Less than an hour’s drive from Glasgow, Wemyss Bay makes a great weekend break for couples wanting both the great outdoors and the bustling city.


Barmston in Yorkshire is just over an hour and a half’s drive from Leeds and overlooks the North Sea.

The perfect pitstop for couples wanting to experience a brilliant beach, and explore local cities such as Leeds, York, and Sheffield, all less than a two-hour drive away.

Whitley Bay

The seaside town of Whitley Bay in Northumberland boasts breathtaking beaches and St Mary’s Lighthouse - a must-see for visitors.

The bay is also only a 22-minute drive out of Newcastle, a city famous for its popular nightlife and remarkable landmarks.

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Torquay in Devon makes for the perfect romantic getaway. Picture: Parkdean ResortsTorquay in Devon makes for the perfect romantic getaway. Picture: Parkdean Resorts


Torquay in Devon is a popular holiday destination for Brits wanting a summer staycation but it also makes for a great weekend break for couples this Valentine's Day too.

From exploring caves to romantic walks on the beach, Torquay is sure to spark that loving feeling this February 14.


Carmarthen Bay

Carmarthen Bay is just under an hour’s drive from Swansea and offers superb walking routes and a beautiful beach, perfect for couples wanting to spend quality relaxation time together this Valentine’s Day.