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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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Get beside the seaside for the Coastival arts festival

Get beside the seaside for the Coastival arts festival

Be part of Scarborough’s three-day celebration of all things music, theatre, dance, film and art.

Location: Scarborough, Yorkshire

Coastal towns
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Walk the Plank at Clarence Pier

Walk the Plank at Clarence Pier

Are you brave enough to tackle high wire bridges and navigate rope ladders whilst hovering 10 metres above the sea at Clarence Pier?

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Family
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Saltdean

Saltdean

Bring your waterproofs and take on the tide in East Sussex.

Location: Saltdean, Sussex

Beaches
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Discover Brighton and Hove’s fresh and exciting foodie scene

Discover Brighton and Hove’s fresh and exciting foodie scene

In recent years restaurants in Brighton and Hove have proved that the city has a lot more to offer gastronomes than just fish ‘n’ chips.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Coastal towns
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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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Meet the residents of The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth

Meet the residents of The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth

Make friends with the equine residents of Sidmouth’s Donkey Sanctuary and see the great work that the charity does for yourself.

Location: Sidmouth, Devon

Countryside
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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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Wonky cottages and golden sands

Wonky cottages and golden sands

One glimpse of the wonky old cottages lining the main street is enough to convince you that this village has hardly changed in centuries.

Location: Walberswick, Suffolk

Low cost
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Get active on a Brighton water sports holiday

Get active on a Brighton water sports holiday

Enjoy an activity holiday in Brighton with a stay at Brighton Marina, where you’ll find all the action is right on your doorstep.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Activities
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Experience a little bit of island culture

Experience a little bit of island culture

Open-air theatre, art and craft galleries, music and history… the Isles of Scilly have a range of attractions and activities for culture connoisseurs.

Location: Isles of Scilly, Cornwall

Coastal landmarks and Islands
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Discover outdoor art on the Riverside Sculpture Trail

Discover outdoor art on the Riverside Sculpture Trail

Learn about Sunderland’s past and present on the Riverside Sculpture Trail as you complete the final leg of the Coast to Coast cycle route.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Outdoor art and sculpture
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Follow Lancashire's Mythical Coastline Sculpture Trail

Follow Lancashire's Mythical Coastline Sculpture Trail

With stunning wildlife displays, a beautiful coastline and a rich maritime history, a visit to Fleetwood and Cleveleys won’t break the bank.

Location: Cleveleys, Lancashire

Budget
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Solve the mystery of Margate’s Shell Grotto

Solve the mystery of Margate’s Shell Grotto

Explore atmospheric underground passages, marvel at walls covered with millions of shells, try to work out how it all began.

Location: Margate, Kent

Going underground
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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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Saddle up for windswept romance on the Yorkshire coast

Saddle up for windswept romance on the Yorkshire coast

When it comes to romantic things to do, it’s doesn’t get much better than a windswept horse ride on the beach followed by retreating to a cosy lodge.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

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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Explore Dungeness

Explore Dungeness

Dungeness attracts both visionary artists and nature lovers.

Location: Dungeness, Kent

Low cost
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Follow in the footsteps of movie makers in Eastbourne

Follow in the footsteps of movie makers in Eastbourne

Follow the film location trail from Eastbourne to Beachy Head, featured in cinema classics such as ‘Harry Potter’, ‘Diana’ and ‘Pearl Harbour’.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

Coastal towns
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Walk on air for stunning views over the Solent

Walk on air for stunning views over the Solent

Explore Portsmouth this summer, with towering visitor attractions, outdoor activities and the America’s Cup World Series racing.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Coast
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Dine at the Yorkshire coast’s first two AA rosette restaurant

Dine at the Yorkshire coast’s first two AA rosette restaurant

Taste pure pleasure with the finest quality food at Estbek House in Sandsend, Yorkshire, whose daily changing menu focuses on locally sourced dishes.

Location: Sandsend, North Yorkshire

Coastal towns

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