More coast with the most

We like to think there’s more to seaside life than sandcastles. With England’s coastal towns packed with contemporary cool, there’s so much to do. We spend sun-drenched days browsing funky fashions or dipping into artists’ studios. In search of some action? Make like a surfer and catch the waves or try your hand (and nerve) at coasteering: one, two, three, JUMP! Worked up an appetite? With celebrity chefs taking up residence by the sea, fish and chips will never taste the same again. Now, where did we put that bucket and spade?

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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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Retro Rye shopping

Retro Rye shopping

Rye is home to numerous independent retro and vintage shops, and takes pride in the fact that chain stores are a ‘no, no’ in town.

Location: Rye, East Sussex

Shopping and fashion
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Visit Clacton on Sea

Visit Clacton on Sea

An iconic English seaside resort.

Location: Clacton on Sea, Essex

Seaside resorts
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Adventure boat trips to Beachy Head

Adventure boat trips to Beachy Head

Jump aboard an adrenaline filled boat trip for a close up view of the stunning South Downs National Park coastline and Beachy Head lighthouse.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

Boating
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Nautical about Newbiggin

Nautical about Newbiggin

Visit historic Newbiggin by the sea, a fascinating mix of heritage, regeneration and art with the UK’s first permanent offshore sculpture in the sea.

Location: Newbiggin by the Sea, Northumberland

Harbours and fishing villages
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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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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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St Cuthbert's House

St Cuthbert's House

St Cuthbert's House is a beautiful 200 year-old former church, with its character, charm and history preserved.

Location: Seahouses, Northumberland

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Escape modern life with a stay at Skipper’s Cabin

Escape modern life with a stay at Skipper’s Cabin

Enjoy the splendid isolation and dramatic sea views in the rustic retreat that is Cornwall’s Skipper’s Cabin.

Location: Padstow, Cornwall

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Satisfy your inner Willy Wonka at The Chocolate Hotel

Satisfy your inner Willy Wonka at The Chocolate Hotel

Calling all chocoholics: the UK’s only chocolate-themed hotel has 15 rooms, dedicated to all that is tasty and tantalising.

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

Unique Experiences
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Explore the bustling harbour at Maryport

Explore the bustling harbour at Maryport

Watch brightly-coloured trawlers unload the days’ catch, enjoy a bracing walk or coastal cycle, sample locally caught fish or go to a festival.

Location: Maryport, Cumbria

Coastal towns
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Visit the 127ft Lighthouse in Withernsea

Visit the 127ft Lighthouse in Withernsea

Head along Withernsea’s promenade and visit the Pier Towers, the sole remains of the town’s historic 19th century pier.

Location: Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire

Harbours and fishing villages
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Go shopping in Little Chelsea

Go shopping in Little Chelsea

Explore the Victorian shopping streets of Little Chelsea in Eastbourne for contemporary homewares, art galleries and restored antiques.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

Shopping and fashion
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Visit the Diamond Isle

Visit the Diamond Isle

Enjoy a 10 min trip on the Needles Park Chairlift and go dinosaur hunting.

Location: Isle of Wight

Archaeological sites
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Become a butterfly expert at Cumberland House

Become a butterfly expert at Cumberland House

Step into a tropical paradise and watch exotic butterflies flutter by at Cumberland House Natural History Museum.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Attractions
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Explore Lyme Regis

Explore Lyme Regis

Wander round narrow streets and along the South West Coastal Path.

Location: Lyme Regis, Dorset

Coastal towns
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Enjoy cuisine with a conscience at Fifteen Cornwall

Enjoy cuisine with a conscience at Fifteen Cornwall

Enjoy Italian cuisine with a Cornish twist at Jamie Oliver’s famous Fifteen Cornwall. Whatever’s the dish of the day, it’ll make your mouth water.

Location: Watergate Bay, Cornwall

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Discover Salcombe

Discover Salcombe

Butterscotch-coloured beaches and electric blue water.

Location: Salcombe, Devon

Beaches
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Free your spirit along the Dorset coast

Free your spirit along the Dorset coast

Experience Purbeck’s surf and turf by learning to sail or horse ride through the waves.

Location: Studland, Dorset

Watersports
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Music and fireworks at Eastbourne's seafront bandstand

Music and fireworks at Eastbourne's seafront bandstand

Eastbourne’s busy bandstand offers a great night out with nightly concerts in summer, ranging from pop tributes to weekly classical fireworks.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

Music and nightlife

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