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England's Coast

Discover the Coast of England on holiday or on your doorstep


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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.

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
  • 'A lot of the beach is gone': erosion closes Byron Bay's main beach 20th October 2020
    Authorities step up sandbagging amid drop of several metres from top of crumbling dunes down to the beach in NSW tourist townAustralia’s famous Byron Bay beach has been closed to swimmers and surfers as authorities carry out emergency sandbagging to prevent further damaging erosion. Escalating erosion at Main Beach and Clarkes Beach in the northern […]
  • How a storm-stricken Scottish village was swallowed by sand 19th October 2020
    Like many ‘natural’ disasters, much of the destruction that engulfed Culbin in 1694 was manmadeAn unlikely feature of the Scottish landscape, a desert of shifting sand, was created by a north-westerly storm of great ferocity that began blowing on 19 October 1694. It took several days for towering dunes to engulf all the fields of […]
  • Country diary: Chinooks send pigeons into a panicked swirl 12th October 2020
    Alnmouth, Northumberland: Meanwhile, dragonflies zap about as they hover and swoop above the furry reedmace heads, the Chinooks of the marshAt low tide the Aln runs deep between the sloping banks of the estuary. Reflections lie with barely a ripple across the smooth water: a stationary heron, a jaunty red buoy, the cross on top […]
  • Country diary: on the tail of heavenly godwits 1st October 2020
    Whitley Bay, North Tyneside: The waders are happier here on the sand than out on the weed-strewn rocks The driving new moon tides of early autumn have reconfigured the seashore. In recent times the seasonally shifting sands here have made headlines: in 2018, the March stormfront we called “the beast from the east” flayed this […]
  • Coalition calls for new laws to end sewage discharges into UK waters 28th September 2020
    #EndSewagePollution wants legally binding targets for water firms in environment billA coalition of river and sea organisations is calling for targets for water companies to reduce sewage discharges to be included in the upcoming environment bill.The groups, which include surfers, canoeists and environmental activists, have joined forces in a campaign called #EndSewagePollution. They intend to […]
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