Brighton Pier, Brighton, East Sussex, England at sunset.

Seaside resorts in England

Multi-coloured beach huts that stretch for miles; silky sand beneath your toes; wafts of freshly cooked donuts; squeals of glee from children running away from foamy waves and the tang of vinegar on paper-wrapped fish and chips. Seaside resorts in England are a treat on all of our senses. Escape to some of the country’s best beaches for families to build sandcastles, paddle in the sea, play two-pence games at seafront arcades, and make or relive beloved childhood memories. Pure pleasure for grown-ups and kids alike, it’s very hard to resist a trip to the coast!

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Catch some waves at Woolacombe Beach

North Devon has some of the county’s most popular family beaches, including award-winning Woolacombe.

Location: Woolacombe, Devon

 

Explore The Grand Pier of Weston-super-Mare

Relive happy childhood memories of eating ice creams, skimming stones and skipping along piers in Weston-super-Mare.

Location: Weston-super-Mare, Somerset

 

Discover sand dunes and quaint tearooms in Southport

Travel by road or rail to the classic seaside resort of Southport, springboard to England’s Golf Coast.

Location: Southport, Merseyside

 
Bay, with steep cliffs and rocks on the beach, on the North sea coastline of Yorkshire. Sunset. Evening. Calm seas.

5 of the best beaches for wildlife spotting

From fluffy seal pups, to bottlenose dolphins and soaring sea birds, England's beaches are great places to see nature at its very best.

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