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.
England’s east coast is home to extensive nature reserves, vast sandy beaches and huge skies but it’s also lined with stylish coastal towns and a fascinating history.
West Sussex has 50 miles of stunning coastline, interspersed with sand dunes, mudflats, marshlands and long sandy beaches that are the perfect place to drink in the magnificent natural beauty of the English seaside.
Waterfronts, a series of seven outdoor art commissions by internationally-renowned artists, has launched on the south east coast, creating the world’s first art GeoTour and an exciting new modern art trail spanning Essex, Kent and East Sussex.
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.