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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.

Kino-Teatr Cinema and Art Gallery

​When art dealers Russell and Olga decided to open a new gallery in a former hardware store in the south coast town of St Leonards-on-Sea, they little expected to find the remains of a 1913 cinema in the back yard.

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Sea to cycle – explore the coast on two wheels!

If you really want to soak up the sea air, there’s little better than experiencing the beauty of the English coastline than by bike.

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Looking for an Autumn escape on the English Coast?

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness – by the sea! With autumnal sun flooding the beaches, the sea at its warmest and scenes of migrating birds, autumn’s the perfect time for a coastal escape.

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Discover a new skill – try paddleboarding

Escape the beach and head out on a paddleboard, explore beaches and coves impossible to reach on foot – but have a lesson first!

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The Guardhouse Café

How did global travellers Alex and Lucy Foley turn a 19th century fortress in Devon into a highly successful café scooping scores of awards in just five years?

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Baboo Gelato

After years of global travel, four children and an orchard overflowing with fruit, what better move than to launch two Italian-style gelato kiosks in Dorset. They now employ up to 40 staff.

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Easy day trips from London to the English coast

​One of the great surprises for many visitors is just how accessible the coast is from the capital of the UK. Here’s how you do it: make your way to a mainline railway station in London. Hop on a train and between one hour and 2 ½ hours later you’re delivered at the coast!

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Unmissable coastal castles

Castles are built in turbulent times or in anticipation of trouble and few places in England know more about both than the north-eastern county of Northumberland.

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