Coastal landmarks and Islands

As an island nation some of our most striking national landmarks are to be found around our coastline. You can stay in a lighthouse, which for centuries guided sailing vessels round hazardous rocks and safely into harbour. Off our shores you can visit one of the smaller English islands. A giant is said to have lived in mystical St Michael’s Mount, reachable by foot from the Cornish mainland when the tide is low. Walk atop the chalk white cliffs of the south coast, marvelling at the array of flora and fauna that line the paths. Humming Vera Lynn’s ‘The White Cliffs of Dover’ is compulsory.

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Walk along the iconic White Cliffs of Dover

Walk along the iconic White Cliffs of Dover

Immortalised by Dame Vera Lynn, take a walk along this impressive stretch of English coastline.

Location: Dover, Kent

Coastal landmarks and Islands
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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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Go walking with dinosaurs

Go walking with dinosaurs

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk alongside the dinosaurs that once roamed the earth? Well now you can…

Location: Sandown, Isle of Wight

Beaches
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Picnic within the walls of Portchester Castle

Picnic within the walls of Portchester Castle

Surround yourself with thousands of years of history as you enjoy a picnic in the grounds of Portchester Castle.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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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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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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Gruesome goings on at Landguard Fort

Gruesome goings on at Landguard Fort

Mix ghost hunting with bird watching along an unspoilt stretch of Suffolk’s coastline.

Location: Felixstowe, Suffolk

Coastal landmarks and Islands
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Head to St Michael's Mount

Head to St Michael's Mount

It’s not often you get to follow in a giant’s footsteps.

Location: Marazion, Cornwall

Castles and Historic Properties
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Marvel at the view of Margate’s Turner sunsets

Marvel at the view of Margate’s Turner sunsets

Big skies, broad seas and fantastical cloud formations mean dusk in Margate is an artistic, technicolour delight.

Location: Margate, Kent

Picturesque places
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A Bamburgh Escape

A Bamburgh Escape

Plenty of sandcastles and a real one.

Location: Bamburgh, Northumberland

Coast
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Kayak around The Needles rocks and lighthouse

Kayak around The Needles rocks and lighthouse

How would you like to get up close and personal with one of the Isle of Wight’s most iconic landmarks?

Location: Freshwater, Isle of Wight

Coastal landmarks and Islands
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Burgh Island Hotel

Burgh Island Hotel

A luxurious Art-Deco hotel off the coast of Devon.

Location: Burgh Island, Devon

Coast
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Deal to South Foreland

Deal to South Foreland

A stunning coastline walk in Kent from the Deal waterfront to South Foreland Lighthouse.

Location: Deal, Kent

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Cross the causeway to the unique Holy Island of Lindisfarne

Cross the causeway to the unique Holy Island of Lindisfarne

Skim across the sands to the ethereal island of Lindisfarne in Northumberland and enjoy a coastal experience with a difference.

Location: Lindisfarne, Northumberland

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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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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Seal and Puffin Spotting

Seal and Puffin Spotting

Visit Farne Islands to see thousands of seabirds and a huge Grey seal colony.

Location: Farne Islands, Northumberland

Wildlife and Nature Reserves
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Explore Lundy Island

Explore Lundy Island

Go for a pint at Marisco's - probably England's most isolated pub.

Location: Lundy, Devon

Wildlife and Nature Reserves
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See an open-air play

See an open-air play

Carved into a granite cliff face on the southern tip of Cornwall, the Minack Theatre is a wonderfully unique theatrical experience.

Location: Porthcurno, Cornwall

Unique Experiences
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Pier to Pier in Bournemouth

Pier to Pier in Bournemouth

Got a spare hour or two in Bournemouth? Then take a stroll between the two piers.

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

Free
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Scarborough Open-air Theatre

Scarborough Open-air Theatre

Visit Scarborough’s open-air theatre to experience amazing acts, in amazing surroundings.

Location: Scarborough

Coastal landmarks and Islands

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