With the advent of deregulation in the airline business and the growth of many independent carriers it is now possible to fly to many coastal destinations around the UK. This is becoming an ever more popular choice as airfares are reduced but the cost of travel by road and rail just seems to go up each year. Beat the traffic jams and fly to the coast!
You can fly to some of the farthest corners of the UK without to much trouble. You may be surprised to learn that there are 31 airports located on the UK coast. BA has flights to both the Shetland and Orkney Islands and Loganair has inter-island flights. In the far south British International Helicopters provides flights to the Scilly Isles from Penzance. Get out and explore the coast!
UK coastal airports from North to South.
Sumburgh Airport - Shetland Islands.
Kirkwall Airport - Orkney Islands - the base for Loganair.
Wick Airport - the northern most airport on the mainland.
Stornoway Airport - on the Isle of Lewis.
Benbecula Airport - on the island of Benbecula.
Barra Airport - one of the few beach airports in the World. Yes - they do land on the beach!
Campbeltown Airport - on the Mull of Kintyre.
Islay Airport - on the island of Islay.
Tiree Airport - on the island of Tiree.
Exeter Airport - The base for Flybe airline.
Newquay Airport - The base of Air Southwest.
St Mary's Airport - On St Mary's, Isle of Scilly - helicopter and fixed wing flights.