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Discover England's Coast
Explore seaside and coastal holidays in England. Discover one of the world’s most amazing coastlines...

Coastline - Visit England
The sea breeze swishing through your hair, the sensation of wet sand between your toes...

England Coast Path - National Trails
The England Coast Path will be the longest managed and waymarked coastal path in the world...

Coastal, Marine and Maritime Heritage
Historic England presents information on subjects such as marine archaeology, submerged landscapes...

List of places on the British coastline
List with many places of interest that have further pages of their own at Wikipedia.

Blue Flag and Seaside Award - Keep Britain Tidy
The Blue Flag and Seaside Awards are aimed at improving the quality of England’s coastline and beaches...

Coastline care and protection
The National Trust. Discover what we're doing to protect and care for the UK coastline...

England Coast Path - LDWA
The Long Distance Walkers Association presents information about the England Coast Path.

Coastal Regions of England

South West
Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset.

South & South East
Hampshire, West & East Sussex, Kent.

East
Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Lincolnshire.

North East
Yorkshire, Durham, Tyne & Wear, Northumberland.

North West
Merseyside, Lancashire, Cumbria.

Sponsored Listings

Rural Retreats with Sea Views in England

Lots of self-catering properties to rent from beach huts and lighthouse stays to charming cottages and houses all with sea views. With prices to suit most budgets and accommodation for any number.

Haven Holiday sites on the English Coast

With everything from pitches for tents to chalets and lodges you can explore the coast by day and relax in the evenings with all amenities on site.

St Ives
St Ives © Bart Jelenski

England's Coast News

RSS Coastlines | The Guardian
  • Spanish official apologises for spraying beach with bleach 28th April 2020
    Tractors were sent along beach of Zahara de los Atunes in effort to tackle coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAn official in southern Spain has apologised for spraying the local beach with diluted bleach in an attempt to protect residents from Covid-19.The picturesque fishing village of Zahara de los Atunes sent tractors equipped […]
  • Seal the deal: amorous mammals forced to contend with cruise ships 7th April 2020
    Harbour seals struggle to match volume of passing ships when trying to attract a mateCruise ships are drowning out the roars of seals that are important for bagging a mate, researchers have found in the latest study to reveal the consequences of human activity on wildlife.Ships are known to produce low-frequency sounds which can overlap […]
  • Country diary: a muddy climb is rewarded with sweeping views 23rd March 2020
    Borth, Ceredigion: Beneath towering clouds, the patches of open water looked almost black in the afternoon sunThe narrow lane down to the beach was edged with the yellow flowers of celandines, huddled at the base of the hedge. After days of rain, the field drains jetted water from the steep, saturated fields above, giving the […]
  • Country diary: we venture south for this year’s first sight of the sea 19th March 2020
    Lanteglos-by-Fowey, Cornwall: Today in this haven, sheltered from wind roaring above tree tops, a pair of mallards dabble against the ebbing tideAs a respite from the flamboyance of daffodils sprawling on the boundaries of former market gardens, and surviving in regenerating woodland around home, we venture south for this year’s first sight of the sea.From […]
  • Country diary: long-tailed tits swirl high like leaves 14th March 2020
    Harlech, Gwynedd: They rank by weight as the tiniest of British birds, though that disproportionate tail gives a slightly false impression of their sizeHeading down through fields towards oak, ash and hazel copses along the Afon Artro, past impenetrable ramparts of gorse, I heard a familiar, delicate song. “A prolonged trill, low and aërial” is […]
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