England Seaside Resorts Guide

short breaks and weekends at England's famous coastal resorts


Blackpool

Lancashire

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

Bournemouth

Dorset

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

Brighton

East Sussex

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popular year-round south coast seaside resort within easy reach of London

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

Bude

Cornwall

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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

Eastbourne

East Sussex

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popular Victorian seaside resort

Hastings

Norfolk

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

Margate

Kent

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

Newquay

Cornwall

    surfing capital of Britain

    Ramsgate

    Kent

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    • historic buildings

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

    Scarborough

    North Yorkshire

      quintessential Victorian resort

      Southport

      Merseyside

        second longest pier in England

        Torquay

        Devon

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        Devon seaside resort with iconic palm trees, busy harbour and international marina

         
         

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