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The East Coast is home to extensive nature reserves, vast sandy beaches, stylish coastal towns and rich history, this coastline is a haven for nature-lovers.  

If you’ve never visited the beautiful east coast of England, this is for you! The famous Norfolk Broads, including the National Park, are home to an enormous variety of birdlife, especially at migration times.

The best way to explore the Broads is by boat and there are a number of operators offering a variety of options from day boats and canoes to passenger cruisers.

Spend some time in the pretty coastal town of Southwold en route to the cultural centre of Snape Maltings, where you will find an eclectic mix of shops and galleries, self catering properties and artisan food.

But the East Coast also offers concert venues, museums, stately homes, quaint villages and market towns, ancient churches and much, much more. Prepare to be inspired!

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Our East Coast region starts in Essex and runs north to Lincolnshire, a beautiful stretch of the English Coast.

Attraction-packed resorts like Skegness, Great Yarmouth and Clacton-on-Sea line the coast. As well as smaller villages like Louth, Aldeburgh and Britain’s most easterly town of Lowestoft with its wide sandy beaches on one side and woodland on the other.

Visit royal estates, vast wetlands or the network of lakes and rivers that comprise the Norfolk Broads, this area is ideal for a relaxing getaway. Famous not just for its bird life, it’s also common to spot seals while walking along its miles of coastal paths and trails. 

A visit to Holkham Hall is sure to be a hit with the whole family. Discover an exceptional place, rich in history, architecture and wildlife - a true jewel in Norfolk's crown! 

Follow in the footsteps of the Royal Family with a visit to Sandringham Estate - the Queen's official Norfolk Residence, a great day trip on the East Coast!

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The East Coast really has something for the entire family and is easily accessible by car or public transport.

Stop off at the significant archaeological site of Sutton Hoo, an awe-inspiring Anglo-Saxon royal burial site, the story of which was featured in the 2021 Netflix film, 'The Dig'. 

For a slice of culture, visit the quaint Flatford Mill, the inspiration for Constable’s paintings where there is also an exhibition of his life.

Find the best things to do on the East Coast in one place
Click the link above to see our interactive map of the East Coast with clickable businesses and attractions.

Sample Itinerary
Sample Itinerary
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Getting to the East Coast

By Train
Regular train service in less than 2 hours from central London to key East Coast hubs including Hull, Lincoln, Norwich, Ipswich, Colchester and Southend.  

By  Coach
Several coaches a day from central London to Hull, Lincoln, Norwich, Ipswich, Colchester and Southend.

Car Hire
Available from airports and regionally. Collections from train stations can be arranged. 

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Seafood Coast

Crab and oysters are just some of the East Coast's seafood specialities

Oysters have been harvested from the shallow waters off Mersea Island since Roman times, and the skills needed have been passed down through many generations to today's oysterman. Cromer Crab in Norfolk is known worldwide for its delicate flavour and texture resulting from the chalk coastline and nutrient rich waters. While in Suffolk the fish huts on Aldeburgh beach are a great place to buy the day's wide ranging catch.

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