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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Take a stroll past the castle ruins

Take a stroll past the castle ruins

Take the rural path along the Peddars Way, and on to the tranquil Nar Valley Way to witness the spectacular 12th century Castle Acre Priory ruins on foot.

Location: King's Lynn, Norfolk

Coastal towns
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Learn to sea kayak in St Austell Bay

Learn to sea kayak in St Austell Bay

Renowned for its kayaking opportunities with its sheltered beaches and harbours, St Austell Bay is the ideal location for family fun on the water.

Location: St Austell, Cornwall

Watersports
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See where ‘Little Voice’ was filmed on Yorkshire’s coast

See where ‘Little Voice’ was filmed on Yorkshire’s coast

Visit Scarborough and follow in the footsteps of Jane Horrocks as she played her role in ‘Little Voice’, the 1998 BAFTA and Oscar nominated film.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Coastal towns
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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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Swim in Bude Sea Pool

Swim in Bude Sea Pool

Visit the part man-made, part natural sea pool which nestles under the cliffs at Summerleaze beach in Bude.

Location: Bude, Cornwall

Beaches
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Fish and Chips on the Beach

Fish and Chips on the Beach

Make it a traditional English seaside holiday and have fish and chips on Mablethorpe Beach.

Location: Mablethrope, Lincolnshire

Coast
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Meet and greet the sea life at Hunstanton

Meet and greet the sea life at Hunstanton

Explore rock pools, enjoy the sea and find out for yourself how Hunstanton's beach remains a stunning backdrop to a fantastic seaside summer holiday.

Location: King's Lynn, Norfolk

Coastal towns
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Seafood fanatics will love Rick Stein’s eaterie Fish

Seafood fanatics will love Rick Stein’s eaterie Fish

Salivate at the television chef and fish fanatic Rick Stein’s Falmouth restaurant. It’s a must-do for foodies.

Location: Falmouth, Cornwall

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Explore the Cornish Sea

Explore the Cornish Sea

The Cornish Sea is the unique marine graveyard, and also doubles up as a mecca for scuba divers.

Location: Falmouth, Cornwall

Beaches
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Harwich Maritime Heritage Trail

Harwich Maritime Heritage Trail

Take a voyage of discovery around the old port of Harwich and discover a wealth of maritime history.

Location: Harwich, Essex

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Enjoy a rural escape at Kitley House Hotel

Enjoy a rural escape at Kitley House Hotel

This 500 year old country house is set in the heart of the South Devon countryside making it the perfect destination for a relaxing and enjoyable break.

Location: Plymouth, Devon

Coast
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Take a stroll through Durlston Country Park

Take a stroll through Durlston Country Park

Stroll through this wooded cliff top country park and spot seasonal wildlife against the stunning backdrop of the Jurassic Coast.

Location: Swanage, Dorset

World heritage sites
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Take part in the Portsmouth & Southsea Triathlon Festival

Take part in the Portsmouth & Southsea Triathlon Festival

Take part in a gruelling Olympic distance race over land and sea at the Wiggle Portsmouth Triathlon Festival.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Events
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Get kippered in Craster

Get kippered in Craster

Craster is the acclaimed home of the kipper – a breakfast favourite of the queen. But there’s more to Craster than fishy tales.

Location: Craster, Northumberland

Regional specialities
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Celebrate the written & spoken word at the Literary Festival

Celebrate the written & spoken word at the Literary Festival

You can spend a whole weekend in October honouring the great literature that was inspired on the island.

Location: Cowes, Isle of Wight

October events
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Experience the locations that have inspired great literature

Experience the locations that have inspired great literature

The constantly changing scenery, dramatic landscapes and distinctive character of Yorkshire’s people have all been sources of literary inspiration.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Tours and trails
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Discover the world’s biggest bonfire celebrations in Sussex

Discover the world’s biggest bonfire celebrations in Sussex

Autumn sees towns and villages across Sussex unite together in an ancient bonfire tradition for three months of eerie torch lit processions.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

Coastal towns
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Spa by the sea at Climping’s Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa

Spa by the sea at Climping’s Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa

Relax and unwind in the tranquil coastal setting of Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa in Climping.

Location: Littlehampton, West Sussex

Spa breaks and pampering
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Enjoy night time rides in Brighton

Enjoy night time rides in Brighton

Escape the city limits and see the South Downs in a whole new light.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Activities
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Discover one of the largest textile collections in England

Discover one of the largest textile collections in England

Known locally as 'the jewel in Worthing's crown', Worthing Museum & Art Gallery is much more than meets the eye.

Location: Worthing, West Sussex

Museums, galleries and libraries

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