Discovering England's Coast

Foreword by Samantha Richardson, Director, England's Coast

Stunning landscapes, historic castles, world-class seafood and crispy fish ‘n’ chips – the English coastline has it all! 

Relax in a self-catering lodge, boutique hotel or cosy bed and breakfast, explore our fascinating culture or get close to nature– be as active or relaxed as you like. 
 
Visit the castles of Northumberland, explore heritage fishing villages in Yorkshire or go seal or bird-watching on the East Coast. Choose water sports in the South West, walk our World Heritage Jurassic Coast or explore the cultural centres of Brighton and Eastbourne.

England’s Coast is ideal for an Autumn getaway or Springtime escape.

Interactive Videos of England's Coast

Click on the links below to watch interactive videos of each region.

Yorkshire

Explore the best of the striking Yorkshire coastline including England’s first seaside resort, Scarborough, and the stunning North York Moors, or visit the seabird colonies at Flamborough head and the fishing heritage of Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Spurn Point Nature reserve or experience the cultural city of Hull.

Northumberland

Discover the wild, rugged coastline of Northumberland, rich in beautiful scenery, stunning castles and attractive fishing villages. Explore spectacular Alnwick Castle, a film location for Harry Potter films, visit Warkworth and Bamburgh castles and the historic Holy Island with its iconic Lindisfarne Castle and fascinating Priory.

East Coast

Enjoy the impressive nature of the East Coast of England - from Harwich to Hull - with its wealth of wildlife attractions interspersed with cultural features. Soak up the natural beauty of the East Coast viewing rare birds and seal pups, the excellent Grimsby Fishing Heritage Museum, the magnificent Holkham Hall and take a boat trip on the relaxing Norfolk Broads.

Southeast

Experience the highlights of two traditional coastal resorts enjoying their spectacular cultural features. Visit the vibrant city of Brighton with its museums and nightlife, the rural beauty of the South Downs National Park and the galleries of elegant Eastbourne.  

South Coast

Explore the famous Jurassic coast, England’s first natural UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the resorts of Bournemouth and Poole, featuring a magnificent natural harbour. Explore Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door and the towns of Lyme Regis and Sidmouth.  

Southwest

Visit some of the most beautiful coastline in Britain, exploring pretty harbour towns and visitor attractions or try one of the many land and water based activities, from Powderham Castle to the world-famous Eden Project or the legend of King Arthur at Tintagel Castle.

What our writer discovered along England's Coast

Traditional seaside towns and villages, art galleries and maritime museums, ancient woodland and fascinating walks - England's Coast has so much to offer.

Outdoor Adventure

Exploring the landscapes and wildlife of the Norfolk Coast

Mark Rowe explores the Norfolk coast, discovering How Hill's landscapes and wildlife and visiting the coastal towns of Cromer and Sheringham.

Strumble Shuttle

From Gibraltor Point to Spurn Head, exploring Lincolnshire

Mark Rowe hikes across Lincolnshire, discovering beaches and seaside towns: revisiting Grimsby via the city of culture, Hull, before ending up at the magnificent Spurn Point, Holderness. 

Videos of the types of holidays you can enjoy along England's Coast

Self Drive Holidays

Caravan & Camping Holidays

Cycling Holidays

Holidays by Public Transport

  • Work is underway on the England Coast Path - a new National Trail around all of England’s coast, which will be the longest managed and waymarked coastal path in the world.

Credits: 
Yorkshire video: Footage of Bempton Cliffs aerial & Bempton Cliffs puffins: RSPB. Aerial footage of Flamborough Lighthouse: George Stoyle.

With thanks to National Trust for permission to film at Bolberry Down (Devon) Flatford Mill and Felbrigg Hall (Norfolk), Old Harry Rocks, Corfe Castle, Brownsea Island and Orcombe Point (Dorset).

With thanks to English Heritage for permission to film at Dunstanburgh Castle, Lindisfarne Priory, Scarborough Castle, Warkworth Castle, Berwick Castle, Whitby Abbey, Pevensey Castle, Dartmouth Castle, Pendennis Castle, Tintagel Castle.

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