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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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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Enjoy the sights and tastes of Amble

Enjoy the sights and tastes of Amble

Nestled at the mouth of the river Coquet lies Amble, which is morphing from its industrial past into the Padstow of the north.

Location: Amble, Northumberland

Harbours and fishing villages
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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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Let the freshly caught seafood tempt you to the Golden Grid

Let the freshly caught seafood tempt you to the Golden Grid

Sample North Yorkshire’s freshest fish, brought daily straight from the markets to your plate.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Coastal towns
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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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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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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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Coast to countryside views from Arundel Castle

Coast to countryside views from Arundel Castle

Explore Arundel’s rich history and heritage with re-enactments and family fun-days at Arundel Castle.

Location: Arundel, West Sussex

Castles and Historic Properties
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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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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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Stay in a 200-year-old tower

Stay in a 200-year-old tower

Book a stay in a converted 19th century fort, where sea views and dreamy skies are all part of the décor.

Location: Shingle Street, Suffolk

Unique Experiences
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Take a trip to the theatre in Worthing

Take a trip to the theatre in Worthing

Worthing’s four distinctive venues bring an ever changing combination of nostalgic and cutting edge theatre.

Location: Worthing, West Sussex

Performing arts
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Watch lucky pups being pampered in Skegness

Watch lucky pups being pampered in Skegness

Visit Natureland to see how washed-up seal pups are nursed back into the wild. And there's far more to see besides.

Location: Skegness, Lincolnshire

Coast
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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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Performing art at the Ropetackle Arts Centre

Performing art at the Ropetackle Arts Centre

Immerse yourself in the arts at this newly-built, intimate venue located on the bank of the River Adur.

Location: Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex

Performing arts
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Escape to Another Place

Escape to Another Place

Forget crumbly sand sculptures; Antony Gormley’s 'Another Place' is seaside art on a whole new level.

Location: Crosby Beach, Merseyside

Coast
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Create your own work of art in a quaint artist’s bolthole

Create your own work of art in a quaint artist’s bolthole

Get the creative juices following and spend the weekend discovering inspiring landscapes just waiting to be captured.

Location: Staithes, North Yorkshire

Arts and cultural events
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Discover Salcombe

Discover Salcombe

Butterscotch-coloured beaches and electric blue water.

Location: Salcombe, Devon

Beaches
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Holkham Beach

Holkham Beach

Miles of white-gold sand with dunes and sandpits along the Norfolk coast.

Location: Holkham, Norfolk

Beaches
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Picnics and Shakespeare at Eastbourne's Italian Gardens

Picnics and Shakespeare at Eastbourne's Italian Gardens

Discover one of the South Coast’s best kept secrets, with hidden gardens, secluded walkways, outdoor Shakespeare and rock pooling.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

Coastal towns

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