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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.

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.

CoolStays by the sea

A huge portfolio of the most diverse range of holiday rentals by the sea throughout the UK and further afield. With 62 properties at time of writing on the English Coast from the traditional, idyllic spots to more quirky builds, worth a visit just to marvel and dream! Visit for a holiday to remember.

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St Ives © Bart Jelenski

England's Coast News

  • Stunning images and strange stories – from frilled sharks to clapping seals and more

    The latest MCS members magazine ‘Marine Conservation’ is out and features some very bizarre stories from the ocean as well as a celebration of the work we have been doing in Scotland over the last two decades. If you’re not a member, read on to get a flavour of the contents, and find out how you can get four fantastic editions a year.

  • Country diary: a muddy climb is rewarded with sweeping views

    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 overgrown brook an unusual urgency as it tumbled […]

  • Maintaining social distance at the beach

    Thinking about the environment could help lift our moods and contribute to improving our mental health which may be under a strain just now. The health benefits of the sea and other ‘blue spaces’ are well documented - being by the coast can help with anxiety and stress, as well as making you feel more connected to nature.

  • Country diary: we venture south for this year’s first sight of the sea

    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 Polruan Pool, […]

  • Plastic straws, cotton buds and balloon sticks could be outlawed in Wales by 2021

    Plans to scrap a number single-use plastic items have been announced by the Welsh government. A consultation on the proposals will take place in the coming months, and legislation will then need to be passed before the measures can be put in place.

  • Country diary: long-tailed tits swirl high like leaves

    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 how WH Hudson, […]

  • New Good Fish Guide ratings spell trouble for trawled cuttlefish

    The latest update to our Good Fish Guide ratings are out today and we're sad to see trawl-caught cuttlefish from the English Channel move onto our list of red rated 'Fish to Avoid'.

  • MCS informs research project to tackle marine litter in Wales

    The first stage of the Clean Seas Wales Partnership’s action plan to tackle marine litter has been completed. MCS, Keep Wales Tidy and environmental consultants, Eunomia, have worked to drive forward research, which will form the evidence base for the next stages of this vital work.

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