Coastal breaks in summer

Coastal breaks in summer

Enjoy the sun on your face, sounds of the surf and the sand beneath your toes as you stroll along sandy beaches, or head to traditionally English seaside resorts with the kids for rollercoasters, cheeky postcards and vinegary chips on a coastal holiday. Cool off with an outdoor dip at one of Plymouth’s sandy beaches, fire up the caravan and escape with the family on a seaside holiday on the Yorkshire Coast, and discover the breath-taking vistas and ancient history that lies behind Cumbria’s western coast.

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Blow away the cobwebs along the Northumberland coast

Blow away the cobwebs along the Northumberland coast

Get your walking boots on, pack a picnic and enjoy fresh air, stunning views and beautiful wildlife along the Northumberland Coast Path.

Creswell, Northumberland

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Be seduced by ritzy Blackpool and its mighty Tower

Be seduced by ritzy Blackpool and its mighty Tower

Soar to dizzying heights at Blackpool Tower, whirl around on its famous dance floor and be dazzled by ‘the greatest free light show on earth’.

Blackpool, Lancashire

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Learn how to find fossils with a guided fossil walk

Learn how to find fossils with a guided fossil walk

Take the family on a fossil hunting walk along Charmouth Beach and uncover prehistoric history while walking along a dramatic stretch of coastline.

Charmouth, Dorset

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Spend a weekend away on a historic sailing barge

Spend a weekend away on a historic sailing barge

Sail away on-board ‘Reminder’, a crewed vintage sailing vessel, for a weekend of relaxation and discovery along the rivers of the East Coast.

Maldon, Essex

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Wander along sparkling Scilly beaches

Wander along sparkling Scilly beaches

With sparkling white sands reminiscent of the Caribbean, Scilly is a tropical break that is close to home.

Isles of Scilly, Cornwall

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Make a splash at the original North East seaside resort

Make a splash at the original North East seaside resort

Sandcastles, surf and smiles is what you’d expect from any traditional seaside town and South Shields has them all in spades!

Location: South Shields, South Tyneside

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Seal watching in Arthur Ransome’s ‘Secret Water’

Seal watching in Arthur Ransome’s ‘Secret Water’

Explore Walton’s ‘Secret Water’, the setting for Arthur Ransome’s ‘Swallows and Amazons’ book.

Location: Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

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Visit Butlin’s Redcoats in Bognor Regis

Visit Butlin’s Redcoats in Bognor Regis

Famous for long sunshine hours, royal visits and Billy Butlin, Bognor Regis is a great family seaside holiday resort.

Location: Bognor Regis, West Sussex

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Discover the coastal charm of Felixstowe Ferry

Discover the coastal charm of Felixstowe Ferry

This beautiful village at the mouth of the river Debden is an idyllic place to while away the hours.

Location: Felixstowe Ferry, Suffolk

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Flock to Weston for a fabulous air show

Flock to Weston for a fabulous air show

Enjoy spectacular displays at Weston’s famous air show in June as you marvel at parachute drops, wing walkers and iconic vintage planes.

Location: Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset

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Explore picturesque Clevedon, as seen on TV’s Broadchurch

Explore picturesque Clevedon, as seen on TV’s Broadchurch

Take your time exploring the coastal town of Clevedon near Bristol – filming location for the TV series Broadchurch.

Location: Clevedon, Bristol

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Take a seaside break 50s style

Take a seaside break 50s style

Discover this iconic English seaside resort that people have been holidaying at since 1871 when the barrel organs on the pier first whirred into action.

Location: Clacton on Sea, Essex

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Explore The Grand Pier of Weston-super-Mare

Explore The Grand Pier of Weston-super-Mare

Remember the thrill of trips to the seaside – donkey rides, sand castles, the end of the pier, kite flying, and fish and chips on the prom.

Location: Weston-super-Mare, Somerset

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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

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Dinner at the Duver

Dinner at the Duver

Looking for a relaxing picnic spot to watch the world go by? Head to the former Victorian golf course at St Helen’s Duver.

Location: St Helens, Isle of Wight

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A family picnic walk in the footsteps of dinosaurs

A family picnic walk in the footsteps of dinosaurs

Follow part of the South West Coast Path National Trail to discover the World Heritage Jurassic Coast in east Devon – and meet over 400 donkeys.

Location: Sidmouth, Devon

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Take time for yourself at Tinside Lido

Take time for yourself at Tinside Lido

Take a dip in the 1930s art deco outdoor Tinside Lido, where you can go for a dip or relax with a snack.

Location: Plymouth, Devon

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 Head to Salcombe for butterscotch beaches and electric blue water

Head to Salcombe for butterscotch beaches and electric blue water

A haven for yachties and those who prefer to keep their deck shoes firmly on dry land.

Location: Salcombe, Devon

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Follow in the Footsteps of Michael Morpurgo

Follow in the Footsteps of Michael Morpurgo

Are you a fan of celebrated children's author Michael Morpurgo? Come and see the island that has inspired him so much.

Location: Isles of Scilly

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Building sandcastles and rock-pooling at Seaburn beach

Building sandcastles and rock-pooling at Seaburn beach

Experience the natural beauty, dramatic sky and bracing sea air, and indulge in fish and chips and ice-creams from the cafes along the seafront.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

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