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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Explore Brighton's Cultural Quarter

Explore Brighton's Cultural Quarter

Find an exotic Royal palace, classical concerts, West End shows and fine art all within a moment’s walk of each other.

Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Performing arts
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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.

Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Holiday amongst the clouds

Holiday amongst the clouds

For a fairytale holiday on the Suffolk Coast, drop your bags off at The House in the Clouds, a weird and wonderful holiday home.

Thorpeness, Suffolk

Unique Experiences
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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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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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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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Discover Salcombe

Discover Salcombe

Butterscotch-coloured beaches and electric blue water.

Location: Salcombe, Devon

Beaches
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A coastal break with a unique twist

A coastal break with a unique twist

Swap a standard double for a balancing barn or geometric house, both are worthy of spot on Grand Designs.

Location: Thorrington & Thorpeness, Suffolk

Unique Experiences
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Number One Blackpool

Number One Blackpool

Sample some boutique chic by the seaside.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

Romance
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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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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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A dog-friendly beach break

A dog-friendly beach break

Dramatic views and dog-friendly pubs in Northumberland.

Location: Bamburgh, Northumberland

Castles and Historic Properties
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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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Contemporary art at Eastbourne’s Towner Museum

Contemporary art at Eastbourne’s Towner Museum

Great for international touring art exhibitions and South Downs National Park inspired imagery, Towner is a must do visit for anyone discovering the artistic Sussex coast.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Join a guided ramble on the Solway shore

Join a guided ramble on the Solway shore

Its scenery and seascape are unique and beautiful, and the sea and its shores have been and still are 'worked' and enjoyed in many different ways.

Location: Silloth on Solway, Cumbria

Tours and trails
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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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See the unique curving spit at Spurn

See the unique curving spit at Spurn

See the striking black and white lighthouse near to the end of Spurn.

Location: Spurn, East Riding of Yorkshire

Zoos, wildlife and safari parks
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Visit the UK's longest bench in Littlehampton

Visit the UK's longest bench in Littlehampton

Discover the unique architecture along the Sussex coast, including the UK's longest bench.

Location: Littlehampton, West Sussex

Beaches
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Explore the Barbara Hepworth Museum

Explore the Barbara Hepworth Museum

Whether you’re a garden lover, art aficionado or simply a St Ives devotee you can’t fail to fall for the magic of the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Location: St Ives, Cornwall

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Spot dolphins on the Lizard peninsula

Spot dolphins on the Lizard peninsula

This southerly point in the UK offers spectacular sea views making it the best place to spot Cornwall’s playful dolphins.

Location: The Lizard, Cornwall

Coastal towns

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