Blog & Local Stories
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.
Sometimes described as England’s forgotten corner, the Durham coast is too often seen as the Cinderella of the north-east, easily overlooked. Yet this is as wonderful a place to treat yourself as anywhere along the English coastline, perhaps the more so because of that feeling of being ‘in the know’, with few other visitors.
England’s Coast is a haven for swimmers, dotted with epic beaches, secret coves and coastal spots where you can dip with dolphins, swim around islands and even go for a paddle in the bay where Queen Victoria liked to swim and sketch. These favourite coastal swimming spots, chosen by blogger Sian Lewis, are perfect if you’re in need of a dose of salty seawater.
From red squirrels on tranquil Brownsea Island to stunning coastal walks and Europe’s largest harbour, the south coast around Dorset offers the ultimate slow life experience
Before heading to your favourite beach and swapping your sofa for the sand, to keep us all safe, it’s important to understand the local public health guidelines and latest government advice so you’re in the know before you go.
Cumbria’s western edges are England’s forgotten coast, overlooked by almost all who head for the Lake District. Yet this is where Cumbria juts its chin out into the Irish Sea and its fells turn to sand.
As winter gives way to spring the coastline of the North York Moors National Park offers superb and unique experiences with a chance to reconnect with yourself by walking and sleeping among the natural world.
Running for 2683 Miles the England Coast Path has been more than 10 years in the making. Different stretches are continually being opened and when the entire path is finally completed, visitors will be offered a mind-bogglingly wide choice of walks, anywhere from Northumberland to Kent, along the south coast all the way to Cornwall and north through Lancashire and Cumbria.
There’s never been a more important year to get away and treat yourself and the coastlines of Somerset and North Devon are perfect for that escape. With outstanding restaurants and high-end hotels, you can be pampered and, better still, let someone else do the cooking.