Coastal breaks in spring

Coastal holidays in spring

Let the lighter, warmer days and fresh breezes carry you to the seaside this spring. England’s coastline is a treasure trove of soaring headlands and secretive pirate’s coves, sleepy fishing villages and buzzing seaside resorts. Witness magnificent castles looming up from Northumberland’s craggy cliffs or join the puffin patrol at Yorkshire’s RSPB Bempton for a glimpse of one of England’s most endearing birds. For a touch of class, quaff champagne and sample spring oysters in trendy Whistable in Kent or book a stay in a retro beach hut in Lancashire, boasting expanses of sandy beach and all the mod coms.

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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, can you solve the mystery of the grotto?

Location: Margate, Kent

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Listen out for the booming call of one of the UK’s rarest birds

Listen out for the booming call of one of the UK’s rarest birds

Spot some of Springwatch’s wildlife stars, including the famously elusive bittern, before the BBC programme returns to RSPB Minsmere in Suffolk.

Location: Aldeburgh, Suffolk

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A beach hut seaside break for all the family

A beach hut seaside break for all the family

Celebrate or relax with friends and family in one of St Anne’s Beach Huts’ chic and stylish seaside abodes in Lancashire.

Location: St Annes, Lancashire

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Escape to Salcombe’s tranquil coast

Escape to Salcombe’s tranquil coast

Head to this quintessentially English coastal town where crystal turquoise waters meet golden sand beaches, set against lush green Devonshire hills.

Location: Salcombe, Devon

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Tuck into a home cooked meal at The Kirkstile Inn

Tuck into a home cooked meal at The Kirkstile Inn

Enjoy a delicious menu made from the best Cumbrian produce, washed down with a pint of freshly brewed ale at the Kirkstile Inn in the heart of the North Lake District.

Location: Loweswater, Cumbria

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Wildlife and Conservation Holidays on The Suffolk Coast

Wildlife and Conservation Holidays on The Suffolk Coast

Enjoy a wildlife conservation and research holiday at RSPB Minsmere and National Trust's Dunwich Heath in Suffolk

Location: Dunwich

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Enjoy jazz, art and sunsets in St Ives

Enjoy jazz, art and sunsets in St Ives

Some say it’s the painterly light that makes St Ives so special. For others it’s the great swathes of golden sand.

Location: St Ives, Cornwall

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Have a retro holiday at Butlins

Have a retro holiday at Butlins

At Butlins in Skegness you can have a good ol’ fashioned seaside holiday with a Blue Flag sandy beach on your doorstep.

Location: Skegness, Lincolnshire

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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

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Go sailing in Scilly

Go sailing in Scilly

Indulge in an exotic island escape… just off the Cornish coast.

Location: Isles of Scilly, Cornwall

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Witness Northumberland’s violent history at its coastal castles

Witness Northumberland’s violent history at its coastal castles

The Northumberland coastline is strewn with castles and time-ravaged ruins, providing great insight into the county's turbulent past.

Location: Craster and Warkworth, Northumberland

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Take in magnificent views from Bempton Cliffs

Take in magnificent views from Bempton Cliffs

Bempton’s towering chalk cliffs skyrocket to over 100 metres (109 yards) in points, with awe-inspiring views overlooking the coast of East Yorkshire.

Location: Bempton, East Yorkshire

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Enjoy a picnic in the woods that’s by the sea and a fort

Enjoy a picnic in the woods that’s by the sea and a fort

Fort Victoria Country Park is a walk and picnic spot with visitor attractions, woods, and a beach thrown in.

Location: Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

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Spot rare flowers and butterflies on Durham’s Heritage Coast

Spot rare flowers and butterflies on Durham’s Heritage Coast

Pull on your boots and enjoy spectacular views as you walk amongst wild flowers, rugged cliffs and imposing headlands along the Durham Coast.

Location: Durham Coast, Durham

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See priceless art at Margate’s Turner Contemporary

See priceless art at Margate’s Turner Contemporary

Pay a visit to Margate’s international gallery Turner Contemporary for contemporary and historic art.

Location: Margate, Kent

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Check into All Seasons for a relaxing holiday by the sea

Check into All Seasons for a relaxing holiday by the sea

This family-run guest house is a favourite year-round thanks to its immaculate rooms, excellent locally-sourced food and impeccably hospitable hosts.

Location: Filey, North Yorkshire

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Ride along Morecambe's seaside cycle way

Ride along Morecambe's seaside cycle way

Take the Bay Cycle Way at your own pace, stopping off for awesome views and to sample delicious local food.

Location: Morecambe Bay, Lancashire

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Mix heritage with designer chic by the sea in Portsmouth

Mix heritage with designer chic by the sea in Portsmouth

Treat yourself to a waterfront break where you can delve into history while still enjoying a spot of designer retail therapy.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Walk in Roman footsteps at Arbeia Roman Fort

Walk in Roman footsteps at Arbeia Roman Fort

Britain’s biggest and best reconstruction of a Roman fort is the perfect place to immerse yourself in their ancient way of life.

Location: South Shields, South Tyneside

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Explore the Norfolk Coast Path

Explore the Norfolk Coast Path

Start your trek along the Norfolk Coast Path and witness some of the most tranquil sights you can see along the coastline.

Location: King's Lynn, Norfolk

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