Wide open beaches, meandering coastal paths, bustling harbour towns, quiet seaside villages – if you don’t know the coastline of England, now’s the time to explore!
England’s Coast is an exciting new tourism initiative offering you a wealth of holiday experiences. Watch the videos, create your ideal itinerary and book direct. Get away from the busy tourist routes and off the beaten track to explore the stunning landscapes and rich heritage of the English coast.
Here you’ll find six outstanding stretches of coastline, from Northumberland in the north east, across Yorkshire and the east coast, travelling along the south east, the Jurassic Coast and along to Devon and Cornwall in the south west – each shoreline features unique natural landscapes, activities and events for a perfect and unique coastal trip.
Our stunning new video footage highlights the very best of the coast’s beauty. Choose your favourite stretch of coastline and create your ideal getaway – book a cosy B&B, boutique hotel or stay under the stars at a seaside camp or caravan site. Tuck into the crispiest fish ‘n’ chips or splurge at a superb seafood restaurant. Hike along cliff-tops, tee-off at a links golf course, discover a new water sport or get up-close-and-personal seal-watching – be as relaxed or active as you choose!
Not sure where to go? Take a look at our sample itineraries here, featuring the top must-sees along the shoreline – castles, historic houses, spectacular gardens and national parks, bustling harbour towns and secluded bays – simply click and book.
With thanks to the National Trust and English Heritage for their help in producing the videos shown on this website.
England's Coast is delivered by the National Coastal Tourism Academy with the following partners:
P&O Ferries operates more than 30,000 sailings a year across the English Channel, the North Sea and Irish Sea. England’s south and east coasts are easily accessed from the Rotterdam and Zeebrugge to Hull routes and from Calais to Dover.
Part of the Hertz Corporation, Hertz operates the Hertz and Firefly vehicle rental brands out of approximately 130 locations across the UK including more than 20 coastal-based locations. The Hertz UK fleet comprises more than 21,000 vehicles.
North York Moors
East Riding District Council
Kingsbridge & South Devon