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Year of the Coast 2023

Celebrate England's Coast this year.

Explore the new England Coast Path and embrace a year-long programme of events occurring around the whole of England’s coastline, from major festivals to local food markets, arts trails and water sports.

This year it's time to really explore, embrace and enjoy England's Coast

The UK coastline ranks as one of the most exciting in the world; more than 185 million years old, and one of the most varied – rich in maritime port cities, smuggling villages, family resorts, natural beauty and unique sea life.

Why is 2023 Year of the Coast?
2023 celebrates our breath-taking coastline and celebrates a year-long programme of events occurring around the whole of England’s coast including various new sections of the England Coast Path opening. On completion it will be arguably the longest and most challenging National Trail at more than 2,700 miles, passing through some of our finest countryside and coastal locations - a reason to celebrate!

Those planning a staycation in 2023 need look no further than our very own English coastline where the water’s edge is always brimming with a variety of exciting events from festivals to local food markets, walking trails to water sports and much more.

What's happening for Year of the Coast 2023?
From roaring air shows to intimate art trails, beach yoga to beer festivals, England’s Coast blazes with action year-round, with destinations around the country getting involved. Check out our top days out for Year of the Coast 2023, from chilly New Year dips to new art trails and soul weekends, it's the time to make new friends and celebrate your passion. 

Year of the Coast 2023 Events Calendar

Events are submitted and operated by third parties and England’s Coast are not liable for the accuracy of the information or the delivery of the event. Clicking the link will take you directly to a third party website for the event.

Latest Blogs for Year of the Coast 2023

Reboot and Refresh with an escape to the sea! 
It’s official, a visit to the coast really does make you feel better in every way – we really do love to be beside the seaside! 
Learn about some of the best stress-busters on our coastline.

Our Must-See Wildlife Destinations on England's Coast: A Nature Enthusiast's Guide
Wherever the land meets the sea you’ll discover a coastal habitat. And with a mainland coast of around 17,800 km, the UK’s shores burst with amazing plant and animal life.
Find where to visit for wildlife here.

Keep up to date with Year of the Coast 2023, read our latest blogs for inspiration and to find out what's happening this year!