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Coastal holidays

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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Enjoy the South Tyneside Festival

Enjoy the South Tyneside Festival

Celebrate this open air festival running all summer long with concerts, street theatre, family fun days and a spectacular parade.

Location: South Shields, Tyne and Wear

Free
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Breeze up to the Downs

Breeze up to the Downs

The stunning South Downs countryside is just a short bus ride away from the centre of Brighton.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Picturesque places
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Go on a coasteering adventure in Devon

Go on a coasteering adventure in Devon

If you’re in search of an adrenalin rush there is no better way to explore Geopark coast than through this thrill seekers adventure.

Location: Torquay, Devon

Extreme Sports
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Discover Portsmouth’s famous figures by bike

Discover Portsmouth’s famous figures by bike

The Famous Figures cycle ride takes you on a tour to uncover some of Portsmouth’s most well-known inhabitants of past and present.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Budget
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Fish, ships and snails in Great Yarmouth

Fish, ships and snails in Great Yarmouth

Go aboard the last surviving steam drifter, wander medieval walls and a 12th century parish church, and enjoy retro chic at the seaside.

Location: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Enjoy old-fashioned fun on the beach in Skegness

Enjoy old-fashioned fun on the beach in Skegness

Pick up your bucket and spade and take to the sand on a family holiday on the Lincolnshire coast.

Location: Skegness, Lincolnshire

Beaches
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Take the family pet along on a barking break in Dorset

Take the family pet along on a barking break in Dorset

Thanks to Dorset’s dog friendly establishments, there’s no need to leave your favourite canine companion at home when setting off on a family holiday.

Location: Dorset

Coast
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Picture England’s seaside at the Scarborough Art Gallery

Picture England’s seaside at the Scarborough Art Gallery

Discover the historical and cultural heritage of Scarborough through the works of local artists.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Coast
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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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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 offers thriving marine life and fossils galore.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

Wildlife and Nature Reserves
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Find fabulous free fun by the sea in Portsmouth

Find fabulous free fun by the sea in Portsmouth

If you're looking for a great break that won’t break the bank this summer then Portsmouth is the place to be.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Meet the mysterious Long Man of Wilmington

Meet the mysterious Long Man of Wilmington

Take a trip to discover this incredible figure situated on the South Downs, near Eastbourne.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

Myths, Legends and Tales
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Seal Watching in Arthur Ransome’s ‘Secret Water’

Seal Watching in Arthur Ransome’s ‘Secret Water’

Board the ‘Karina’ for a magical 2 hour trip around Walton’s ‘Secret Water’, the setting for Arthur Ransome’s enchanting ‘Swallows and Amazons’ books.

Location: Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

Wildlife and Nature Reserves
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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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Experience a celebration of Dorset seafood

Experience a celebration of Dorset seafood

Celebrate Dorset’s finest seafood, with cooking demonstrations and tasting opportunities. You’ll be spoilt for choice.

Location: Weymouth & Portland, Dorset

Coast
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Cheer on the UK’s first America's Cup World Series races

Cheer on the UK’s first America's Cup World Series races

Watch Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup team compete with some of the world’s top sailors in a series of exhilarating races across the Solent.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Events
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Hawker’s Cove in Cornwall

Hawker’s Cove in Cornwall

A real Cornish hidden gem.

Location: Padstow, Cornwall

Coast
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Watch a performance by the Scarborough Spa Orchestra

Watch a performance by the Scarborough Spa Orchestra

Hear the UK’s last remaining professional seaside orchestra in the surroundings of the Grand Spa.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Coast
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Treat yourself to a stay at boutique bolthole The Cary Arms

Treat yourself to a stay at boutique bolthole The Cary Arms

Enjoy chic seaside life at ‘the Inn on the beach’ and a warm welcome at boutique hotel The Cary Arms in Babbacombe.

Location: Babbacombe, Devon

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Get those creative juices flowing at the Lighthouse

Get those creative juices flowing at the Lighthouse

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn a new skill or watch the creative talents of others at Poole’s Lighthouse.

Location: Poole, Dorset

Coastal towns

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