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Want some ideas on where to visit?
Every favourite location must be visited for the first time. Want some ideas, why not check out the below small selection of coastal locations, including beaches, activities, things to see and do, places to stay and eat:
- 10th October 2019-13th October 2019The Isle of Wight Literary Festival takes place in and around Northwood House, a Grade II* listed late Georgian manor house set in over 20 acres of parkland.On the programme are guest speakers from various literary circles, writing workshops, music performances and poetry recital evenings where you can take to the stage to showcase your own work.Families are more than welcome at the festival, with a number of readings, speakers and workshops aimed at children.
- 10th August 2019, 11:00 am-11th August 2019, 5:00 pmSt Anne’s Kite Festival takes place ob St Anne’s seafront and has kite teams from across the UK and overseas. Running over Saturday and Sunday you will get to see fabulous kite displays although this is weather dependent. Most years regardless of the weather you have been able to see something and have a great family day out.
- 1st June 2019, 10:00 am-7th September 2019, 6:00 pmThe South Tyneside Festival has activities and events taking place throughout the summer months of June, July and August, and admission is free. A annual three-month celebration of music and culture and includes:Open-air concerts every Sunday in July at Bents Park A summer parade on Sat 6th July, which heads through the streets of South Shields proms in the park Fun, games and activities for children much much more…There is something for everyone and a full programme can be found on the website.
- Paxton House is an 18th century country house in Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland. Described as one of the finest examples of neo-Palladian architecture in Scotland, Paxton House was built between 1758 and 1763 by John Adam for Patrick Home. Paxton houses one of the foremost collections of Chippendale furniture as well as other valuable antiques and paintings. Visitors today can tour the house in all its splendour. The gardens are also well worth a visit, as the onsite gift shop and restaurant. Open from March to November.
- Cloughton Wyke Beach sits on very noice coastline but more an exploration beach than sun bathing. Popular stop off point when walking the Clevland Way or the old Scarborough to Whitby railway line. Popular for sea angling. The word ‘ wyke ‘ is of Scandinavian origin and denotes a narrow inlet sheltered by headlands. No facilities at beach but tea room at the old station in Cloughton.
- The Hermaness Cliffs can be found on the north-eastern side of Unst in the Shetland Islands. Rising to 170m, the cliffs are located in the Hermaness National Nature Reserve and are home to thousands of breeding seabirds. During the summer months, the cliffs come alive the sound of bird cries, making it an unforgettable wildlife experience. The types of birds you can see include puffin, guillemot, gannets, kittiwakes, razorbills and much much more. Access to the nature reserve and the cliffs is unrestricted, although visitors are asked to keep their distance from breeding birds and follow the marked route.
- Dunwich Heath is an area of coastline on the Suffolk coast near to Saxmundham. Rich in wildlife, you can explore the sandy cliffs and beach as well as the heath which bursts into colour during the summer months, The heath is home to several rare species including nightjars, woodlark and adders. Here you can really escape from it all as it is haven of peace and tranquility and offers stunning views. For visitors to this beautiful stretch of Suffolk coast, there are heathland marked nature trails to go on, or take a picnic to the family-friendly Dunwich Heath beach. The coastal centre is run by the National Trust and has parking (for a fee), a shop and a tea room; www.nationaltrust.org.uk
- Allhallows is a Haven Holiday Park located on the Hoo Peninsula, just north of Rochester in Kent overlooking the Thames Estuary by Allhallows beach. Located close to London amidst the beauty of the natural peninsula, our park facilities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fishing lakes, a 9-hole golf course and a whole range of other sports and leisure activities. We have a range of modern, well-equipped caravans with a choice of layouts to suit every family and budget. We also have newer Standard and Deluxe models, which include extra features such as central heating, double glazing and a 32″ TV, and our newer Prestige models benefit from even more great features, such as a dishwasher, 40″ TV in the lounge and a 22″ TV in the master bedroom.
- Hallsands is a shingle beach and a popular location with divers and fisherman. You can see (not sure for how long) the remains of the old village that was washed into the sea during a storms in the early 1900’s and abandoned in 1917. This was due to dredging the shingle beach that protected the village during the late 19th century. No facilities listed. We have no dog information for Hallsands beach.
- Covehurst Bay, also known as Fairlight Glen beach is mainly shingle with some large boulders and patches of sand at or near low tide. This area has a lot of erosion and access can be difficult and steep with some unstable sandstone and clay cliffs. The stability of the cliffs does make this a good beach for fossil hunting. Covehurst Bay is known as a naturist beach but is shared by non-naturist visitors. The beach has no facilities and parking is at the Hating Country Park Visitor Centre (pay and display) with then a walk, some 20 minutes, down to the beach through the park. Alternatively, you can take the coast path from Hastings which is 3.2 km (2 miles) to the west of the cove.
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- Aird Bernisdale