England Seaside Resorts Guide

short breaks and weekends at England's famous coastal resorts


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major seaside resort with popular theme park, vibrant night life and entertainment, known for its Autumn illuminations

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seaside resort with seven miles of sandy beaches, entertainment, award-winning gardens and plenty of water sports

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popular year-round seaside resort, not too far from London, with extensive nightlife and wide choice of bars or restaurants

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picturesque and genteel Victorian seaside resort with sandy beach and historic associations with Charles Dickens

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seaside town with several major beaches suitable for both bucket-and-spades and surfing

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East Coast seaside resort near Colchester

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popular Victorian seaside resort, with 3.5 mile palm-tree-lined seafront, close to South Downs National Park

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on one of the world's deepest natural harbours, with major maritime museum, choice of beaches and numerous bars and restaurants

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traditional seaside resort with attractive clifftop gardens and regenerated harbour area

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popular Victorian seaside resort and fishing port, famous for the nearby Battle of Hastings

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seaside resort on the dramatic North Devon coast with towering cliffs and tiny beaches, Ilfracombe has a fine selection of accommodation, shops and restaurants

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charming seaside town, key location on the Jurassic Coast, with its famous harbour wall "The Cobb" featured in literature and film

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traditional seaside resort with major regeneration projects, including Turner gallery and restored Dreamland fun fair

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Britain's surfing capital with excellent sandy beaches, spectacular cliffs, restaurants, shops and lively nightlife

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popular Torbay seaside town with extensive beach and easy access to Torquay, Brixham or Dartmoor

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coastal town and port, known for its extensive natural harbour, picturesque old town and extensive local beaches

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Victorian seaside resort with great beaches, attractive harbour and numerous bars and cafés

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popular, picturesque town on large natural harbour, with speciality shops, pubs and restaurants

    quintessential Victorian resort

     
     

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