Blog & Local Stories
For holiday inspiration, the best things to see on the coast and an insight into life on England’s Coast, click on the local stories and blogs below.
For centuries, royalty has both fortified the coast and holidayed along it. From stately homes to ruined castles – and even everyday seaside elements, such as beach huts – you’ll discover that royal seaside connections are abundant. And most of them can be easily combined into short breaks along the adjacent coast.
Lighthouses are like exclamation marks, expressing astonishment at the coastal drama amid which they stand. By definition, visiting one involves stunning views of sea and land colliding. Many are also open to the public to climb; you can even sleep in, or close to some of them.
Chichester is perfect for outdoor adventurers who like to mix an active lifestyle with a slice of art and culture.
If you love your arts and galleries, the English coastline has as much to offer as the high-profile museums found in London and other inland cities.
As a nation of garden-lovers, it is little surprise that the English coastline is strewn with beautiful gardens. From small ‘secret’ gardens to lavishly designed formal lawns of stately homes, no matter where you holiday on the coast there’ll be a place of tranquillity to relax in.
The English coastline is full of drama, characterised by unspoilt countryside, dramatic coastlines, lonely beaches and villages and piers untouched by modern development.
In 2016, a new museum opened in the small village of Kimmeridge, on the ‘Jurassic Coast’ of Dorset, instantly capturing worldwide attention.
The coast of England is where you see wildlife in its element; seabirds soaring, seals bobbing offshore and stunningly coloured ducks adding a splash of iridescence to the shoreline.