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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.

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.

England's Coast News

  • Sussex Authority proposes ban on inshore trawling to help kelp forest recover

    A bylaw which will see trawling excluded from a 117 square mile area of Sussex coastline to allow the recovery of kelp forests has been propsed. It follows an MCS-supported campaign ‘Help our Kelp’ that was also backed by Sir David Attenborough.

  • Olive ridley turtle rescued on Seaford Beach is only second ever recorded in UK

    An olive ridley turtle rescued by swimmers off Seaford beach, East Sussex, has died say staff at Brighton’s Sea Life Centre.

  • Treat coastal erosion as a natural catastrophe, UK ministers urged

    East Yorkshire councillors bemoan lack of national guidance and fundingMinisters have been urged to step in to help families whose homes are at imminent risk of collapsing into the sea on the fastest-eroding coastline in northern Europe.Residents in the Yorkshire village of Skipsea were told this week that more than 20 homes were at risk of falling into the North Sea in the […]

  • 'It's a monster': the Skipsea homes falling into the North Sea

    Residents on fastest-eroding coastline in northern Europe told of ‘imminent risk’For those who long to live by the sea, the thought of gently breaking waves and waking by the beach sums up the irresistible charm of coastal life. But not, perhaps, in the Yorkshire village of Skipsea.Residents in the tiny seaside parish were warned this week that a large number of […]

  • Country diary: seal remains show nature is not sentimental

    Scapa, Orkney: Along the beach, we find one prone shape, then another. Both are sleek and glossy – neither has a headNothing better to blow the cobwebs away on a dull winter’s day than a bracing walk on the beach. We took the dog and set out across the sand at Scapa, the low midwinter sun casting moody shadows across the foreshore, each hollow and footprint picked […]

  • Country diary: a beacon of light before a long winter night

    Aberystwyth, Ceredigion: ‘God rays’ cut across the bay, adding colour to the dull vegetation and wet rockThe gales had lasted two days, the rain for rather longer. When the wind finally began to moderate, the last leaves had fallen from the oak and beech trees beside the lane – swept into arcs and ridges by water from the overflowing stream. Rain was still […]

  • Country diary: waders turn their backs on the urban bustle

    Whitburn Rocks, South Tyneside: ‘Civilisation’ is a short walk away but there is a wonderful sense of wildness hereWaves lapping on the shore were a soothing antidote to the maelstrom of Christmas shopping. In the urban sprawl over my shoulder lay queues, crowded and overheated stores and stop-start traffic; before me, open sea and sky, distant ships on the […]

  • We want you to say no to Red Rated seafood

    Plenty more fish in the sea? Maybe not! The way we catch and produce fish is damaging our seas. Fishing and fish farming are changing our oceans and we’re driving the demand for fish that are endangered or at risk.

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