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For holiday inspiration, the best things to see on the coast and an insight into life on England’s Coast, click on the local stories and blogs below.

Wild Summer Adventures on England's Coast

Be adventure-ready this summer and make the most of the great outdoors by ensuring you have the best kit!

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Why I do like to be beside the seaside by author Meg Clothier

Meg Clothier has sailed from England to Alaska, worked as a journalist, published two novels and run a London park café. Here she explains why she likes nothing better than getting cold and wet at the seaside, because then she can get warm and dry, drink gin and play Risk.

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England's Coast: Off the Beaten Track

Some say England is full. Far from it! Author and guest blogger Martin Dorey spent the summer of 2021 – the year we all stayed at home - searching for solitude. Did he find it? His new book ‘Off the Beaten Track: England and Wales’ spells it out.

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Destination Focus: A Taste of Dartmouth

Set on the banks of the achingly pretty River Dart, the historic Devon town of Dartmouth is one of the loveliest spots for a break by the sea.

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Destination Focus: The Isle of Wight – a Pocket Paradise!

Escaping the mainland and hopping over to an island always adds a touch of magic to any break, however long or short, and what could be easier than the quick passage across The Solent to the Isle of Wight?

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Destination Focus: Redcar & Cleveland – a coastline of contrasts

Where better for a bracing taste of salty sea air than the sweeping stretches of sand on the beaches of Redcar and Cleveland on the North Yorkshire Coast? This is the gateway to the majestic North York Moors National Park, home to bucket-and-spade family fun but also surfing, horse-racing, golf and much more!

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Destination Focus: Fossil hunting and feasting in Dorset

Few coastlines can lay claim to 185 million years of the earth’s history, yet this is the prize for visiting Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. 

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Destination Focus: Plan a city break by the sea: Portsmouth and Gosport

Portsmouth is the Great Waterfront City – packed with world-class attractions, fantastic things to do and a year-round programme of events. Just across the harbour is Gosport and Lee-on-the-Solent, offering an irresistible mix of fascinating places to visit and things to do for all ages!

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