Coastline

The sea breeze swishing through your hair, the sensation of wet sand between your toes and the smell of vinegary chips lingering at your nostrils: everyone has vivid memories of their childhood seaside holidays. Relish that nostalgic feeling again but this time add a modern twist. Bumble about on creaky Victorian piers crowned with roller coasters, have a chinwag with a local artist in their seaside studio or lace up your hiking boots for a cliff-top stroll in search of puffins and gannets. Hungry? The freshest seafood and gourmet restaurants await, as do hand-warming portions of fish ‘n’ chips. Start planning your coastal holidays.

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Tie the knot with beautiful sea views

Tie the knot with beautiful sea views

Located on the promenade near North Pier in Blackpool, Festival House has the impressive backdrop of The Blackpool Tower and the beach.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

Wedding celebrations
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Wander Blackpool’s small but perfectly formed Model Village

Wander Blackpool’s small but perfectly formed Model Village

See English rural life through a microscope and marvel at the exquisite detail of these handmade figurines, at Blackpool’s Model Village.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

Budget
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Find out about Hornsea's smuggling past

Find out about Hornsea's smuggling past

Learn about Hornsea’s smuggling past at its Museum, or visit Hornsea Mere which is the largest freshwater lake in Yorkshire.

Location: Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire

Beaches
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Explore Dungeness

Explore Dungeness

Dungeness attracts both visionary artists and nature lovers.

Location: Dungeness, Kent

Low cost
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Take a step back in time in Southsea

Take a step back in time in Southsea

From the Tudor ramparts of Henry VIII's Castle to the D-Day and Royal Marines Museums, there's plenty of Portsmouth’s heritage for you to explore.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Enjoy beach sports in Brighton

Enjoy beach sports in Brighton

Brighton beach is famously full of pebbles, but at Yellowave there is plenty of sand making it the place to go for all kinds of beach sports.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Beaches
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Go wild with your cheeky monkeys in Dorset

Go wild with your cheeky monkeys in Dorset

Let off steam at the famous Monkey World and Ape Rescue Centre, or watch the fluffy cygnets hatch at Abbotsbury’s famous Swannery.

Location: Dorset

Coast
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Be beside the seaside in South Shields

Be beside the seaside in South Shields

Stroll along the new promenade and build sandcastles on the sandy beach. Scream on the fairground rides and tuck into fish and chips.

Location: South Shields, Tyne and Wear

Seaside resorts
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Keep it real by the sea in Staithes

Keep it real by the sea in Staithes

Climb aboard a family boat and learn how to catch, clean and cook mackerel on the beach with Real Staithes.

Location: Staithes, Yorkshire

National Parks
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Go on the Taste Round the Island Cycle Route

Go on the Taste Round the Island Cycle Route

Enjoy a three to four night cycle tour on quiet country lanes right around the Island, whilst stopping at top quality food and drink “taste locations” on route.

Location: Isle Of Wight

Coastal landmarks and Islands
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Catch some sun on a royal beach

Catch some sun on a royal beach

Queen Victoria chose the Isle of Wight as her favourite holiday destination, and now you can see why with a trip to her private beach.

Location: East Cowes, Isle of Wight

Castles and Historic Properties
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Meet a 500 year old dog at the Mary Rose Museum

Meet a 500 year old dog at the Mary Rose Museum

When you visit the Mary Rose Museum, make sure you don't miss meeting Hatch, the Mary Rose's dog, who's nearly half a millennium old.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Mackerel Fishing at Beer

Mackerel Fishing at Beer

Take a sea fishing trip in Devon.

Location: Beer, Devon

Coast
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Rise above it all with a stay at Chewton Glen’s treehouses

Rise above it all with a stay at Chewton Glen’s treehouses

Escape to your very own luxury treehouse for panoramic views and nature at your fingertips at Chewton Glen.

Location: New Milton, Hampshire

Unique Experiences
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Jazz, art and sunsets in St Ives

Jazz, art and sunsets in St Ives

Some say it’s the painterly light that makes St Ives so special. For others it’s the great swathes of golden sand.

Location: St Ives, Cornwall

Harbours and fishing villages
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Quaff down oysters in bohemian Whitstable

Quaff down oysters in bohemian Whitstable

For a bohemian break by the seaside that includes boutique shopping and tasting oysters, there is no better place than Whitstable in Kent.

Location: Whitstable, Kent

Beaches
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Seafield Caravan Park

Seafield Caravan Park

Seafield is a family owned and run park with special emphasis on attention to detail.

Location: Seahouses, Northumberland

Coastal towns
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Snack by the Sea on Southsea Common

Snack by the Sea on Southsea Common

Pack up a picnic, bring a blanket and enjoy the sea air on Southsea Common, the perfect place to spend a sunny Portsmouth afternoon.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

City parks
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Take a visit to Looe Island

Take a visit to Looe Island

Looe Island Nature Reserve is a haven for diverse and fascinating wildlife, from silver-washed fritillaries to grey seals.

Location: Looe, Cornwall

Beaches
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Comb Sussex’s thriving coastline for fossils and marine life

Comb Sussex’s thriving coastline for fossils and marine life

A Marine Conservations Area, this unspoilt coastline at the foot of the South Downs National Park, near Eastbourne, offers thriving marine life and fossils galore.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

Wildlife and Nature Reserves

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