Discover a selection of 5,000 vacation rentals in English Channel that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including gardens and backyards and swimming pools. Prices start at $119 per night, and condos and cottages are popular options for a stay in English Channel. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Don't change the channel—breathtaking beaches and more

Separating Great Britain from northern France, the English Channel is a bustling waterway, home to everything from cargo ships to leisure travelers in search of adventure. Stretching approximately 350 miles long, and connecting the North Sea with the Atlantic Ocean, the channel measures more than 150 miles at its widest point. The coastline is dotted with everything from sleepy villages with pristine beaches, to bustling resort towns with kitschy theme parks and renowned museums. Whether you settle along the English or French coast, an English Channel vacation rental offers a host of attractions and activities to keep you entertained.

Things to do

What a ride—brighten your day in Brighton

If you booked an English Channel vacation rental with kids, a trip to Brighton, England is an absolute must. Let the good times roll in the popular resort town whose famed Brighton Pier features an amusement park with carnival rides. Children can learn about marine life at Nausicaa, National Sea Centre in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, home to 36,000 aquatic creatures. Marvel at the beauty of Mont Saint-Michel, the famed French rock island topped with an 8th-century monastery and accessible by foot at low tide. Finally, pay your respects to fallen World War II heroes at the Normandy war cemeteries.

Activities

Island hopping—fun for the whole family and more

Coastal towns on both sides of the channel offer a variety of family-friendly activities, including horseback riding, cycling, and miniature golf. OpalAventure in Camiers, France, lets you soar across zipline and treetop obstacle courses. Your English Channel vacation rental also places you near an array of water-based adventures, including swimming, wakeboarding, kitesurfing, waterskiing, and deep-sea fishing. The Channel Islands, five British islands located off the coast of France, feature extensive beachfront walking trails. From April through May, the region also hosts the Channel Islands Heritage Festival, when historical sites on the islands provide extensive guided tours.

Weather

Channeling cool temperatures throughout the year

The weather along the English Channel is often gloomy, cloudy, and damp, particularly from October to April. Daytime highs in the winter typically top out at around mid-50s, with lows dropping into the low 20s. The cool period may also bring strong winds and dense fog. Summers sees warmer weather and sunny skies, but even then, daytime highs rarely exceed the high 60s. You should always keep an umbrella handy as rain falls steadily throughout the year, averaging anywhere from 30 to 40 inches annually.

Natural features

Coast, coves, and cliffs cling to the Channel

Numerous bodies of water jet off the English Channel, including various bays, straits, coves, harbors, and gulfs. Paris' famed Seine river also flows into the Channel. In addition to such major islands as the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands, the Channel is home to several small islets set just off France's shoreline. On both sides of the channel, the diverse coast features a variety of landscapes, including rocky outcrops, pebble beaches, sandy shores, and the world-famous chalky White Cliffs of Dover. The channel waters play host to such wildlife as seals, whales, dolphins, and terns.

How many vacation rentals are available around English Channel?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 4,612 vacation rentals around English Channel. From 1,242 condo and apartment rentals to 1,664 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in English Channel?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in English Channel. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • St Ives: 1,731 vacation rentals
  • France: 225,725 vacation rentals
  • United Kingdom: 72,698 vacation rentals
  • Newquay: 2,421 vacation rentals
  • Bath: 821 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in English Channel! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in English Channel?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in English Channel:

  • St Ives: 1,731 rentals
  • Newquay: 2,421 rentals
  • Bath: 821 rentals
  • Looe: 1,428 rentals
  • Bournemouth: 1,044 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to English Channel?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in English Channel are:

  • London (LGW-Gatwick): 624 vacation rentals
  • Poole (POQ-Poole Bus Station): 1,275 vacation rentals
  • Taunton (TTY-Taunton Bus Station): 664 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in English Channel?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in English Channel. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Dover: 836 rentals
  • Royal Tunbridge Wells Frant Station: 660 rentals
  • Salisbury (XSR-Salisbury Train Station): 348 rentals
  • Ramsgate Royal Harbour and Marina: 780 rentals
  • Land's End: 1,694 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around English Channel listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around English Channel

St Ives
1,731 vacation rentals
Newquay
2,421 vacation rentals
Bath
821 vacation rentals
Looe
1,428 vacation rentals
Bournemouth
1,044 vacation rentals
Dartmouth
1,544 vacation rentals
Perros-Guirec
1,500 vacation rentals
Weymouth
729 vacation rentals
Bideford
1,471 vacation rentals
Cabourg
1,944 vacation rentals
Le Touquet-Paris-Plage
856 vacation rentals
Bristol
1,186 vacation rentals
Chichester
757 vacation rentals
Port Isaac
1,415 vacation rentals
Trouville-sur-Mer
1,787 vacation rentals
Falmouth
895 vacation rentals
Honfleur
1,416 vacation rentals
Kingsbridge
1,521 vacation rentals
Ilfracombe
1,373 vacation rentals
Padstow
1,498 vacation rentals