Beside the sea

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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Fossil hunting fun on the Jurassic Coast

Fossil hunting fun on the Jurassic Coast

Enjoy a family fun day uncovering a prehistoric past on a fossil hunting walk on Charmouth Beach and take home your very own Jurassic fossil.

Location: Charmouth, Dorset

Attractions
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Levant Mine and Beam Engine

Levant Mine and Beam Engine

Restored to UNESCO World Heritage status after 60 years by the Greasy Gang.

Location: Near St Just, Cornwall

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Take a trip to the Russell-Cotes Museum in Bournemouth

Take a trip to the Russell-Cotes Museum in Bournemouth

Enjoy the art on offer at the one of the most important museums in England which reflects the Victorian fascination with world cultures.

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

Museums, galleries and libraries
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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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Get up close with swans

Get up close with swans

Abbotsbury Swannery is the only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans.

Location: Abbotsbury, Dorset

Beaches
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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 Sunderland’s coastline & see what surprises you find

Explore Sunderland’s coastline & see what surprises you find

Come and experience for yourself the beautiful seaside at the newly regenerated twin beach resorts of Roker and Seaburn.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Seaside resorts
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Tour Brixham fish market

Tour Brixham fish market

An early morning visit to Brixham's fish market is the most authentic way to experience coastal life in the southwest.

Location: Brixham, Devon

Coastal towns
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Learn to windsurf in Hayle

Learn to windsurf in Hayle

Offering great windsurfing conditions, visitors can enjoy lessons from qualified instructors, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Cornish coast.

Location: Hayle, Cornwall

Watersports
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Enjoy a classic holiday by the seaside

Enjoy a classic holiday by the seaside

When the sun shines there is only one place to be – beside the sea.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Beaches
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Enjoy a room with a seaside view at Cabot Court Hotel

Enjoy a room with a seaside view at Cabot Court Hotel

Enjoy a seaside holiday that the kids and you will love with a stay at Cabot Court Hotel.

Location: Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset

Price: Family Room from £65

Seaside resorts
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Ride a horse across Perranporth beach

Ride a horse across Perranporth beach

Enjoy an exhilarating gallop through the Atlantic waves and three miles of golden sand at Cornwall’s popular Perranporth beach.

Location: Perranporth, Cornwall

Beaches
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Take a ride on a Victorian electric railway

Take a ride on a Victorian electric railway

The Volk’s Railway is the country’s oldest electric railway.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Take the family to Roker beach for a variety of watersports

Take the family to Roker beach for a variety of watersports

Enjoy a family day out at the Marine Activities Centre, where you can take part in various water based sports including, kayaking, surfing and sailing.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Watersports
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Build sandcastles and paddle in the sea at St Bees

Build sandcastles and paddle in the sea at St Bees

Enjoy the picturesque sights of the red sandstone cliffs as you walk along St Bees's tranquil beach.

Location: St. Bees, Cumbria

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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Enjoy a bike ride along the seafront

Enjoy a bike ride along the seafront

Cycle alongside miles and miles of beautiful pebble beach on this 4.5 mile Seafront Cycle Ride in Portsmouth.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Cycling
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Enjoy family fun with sun, sea and sand

Enjoy family fun with sun, sea and sand

If you’re looking for good old-fashioned fun that's easy on the wallet you might consider Scarborough beach, the “St Tropez of the North”.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Beaches
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Dee Estuary to Hilbre Island

Dee Estuary to Hilbre Island

A two-mile walk across the sand from West Kirby, the Dee Estuary is an oasis of wildlife.

Location: Hilbre Island, Merseyside

Coastal landmarks and Islands
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Strap on your sea legs on a Harbour Tour

Strap on your sea legs on a Harbour Tour

Get closer than ever to the Royal Navy's ships on a 45 minute guided boat tour of Portsmouth Harbour.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Tours and trails

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