Saturday 20th July - Depart: 9am / Return: 8pm - Approx journey time: 1 hour 30 mins
Whitstable is the place to visit if you want classic English seaside, quirky shops and oysters!There's also Whitstable's fully-fledged working harbour as well as West Beach with the Duke of Cumberland pub right on the sand! Or visit Tankerton Beach where the grassy banks of the Marine Parade gently slope down to the shingle beach characterised by pretty wooden huts and an established sailing club.
Read more about Whitstable Oyster Festival here
Broadstairs, Margate & Ramsgate, Kent
Sunday 21st July - Depart: 9am / Return: 8pm - Approx journey time: 2 hours
These three Georgian & Victorian resorts/harbour towns cluster together with miles of low chalk cliffs edging the peninsula and sheltering a string of secluded, unspoilt sandy bays. Broadstairs is classic old-world seaside charm, with 7 sandy bays, fishermen’s cottages, Charles Dickens history, retro icecream parlours and chic shops, as well a plethora of inviting cafes, restaurants and bars. Inland, St. Peter’s village stages award-winning heritage tours, whilst Crampton Tower Museum provides an intriguing insight into Victorian engineering.
Read more about Broadstairs, Margate & Ramsgate, Kent here
Sunday 28th July - Depart: 9am / Return: 8pm - Approx journey time: 2 hours
Many believe Deal is a unique and special place and the prettiest seaside town in Kent. Deal’s unspoilt seafront showcases a wonderful collection of colourful buildings complemented by fishing boats hauled up on the shingle beach. Stroll along the pier to soak up those coastal views, discover Deal’s rich nautical heritage, enjoy its local award-winning restaurants, visit its galleries, seek out those quirky independent shops as well as visit Deal Castle nearby.
Read more about Deal here
Sunday 4th August - Depart: 9am / Return: 8pm - Approx journey time: 2 hours
Join us on our trip to the pretty town of Aldeburgh, with so much on offer from a visit to Benjamin Britten’s Red House, historic Martello Tower and the eye-catching 4m high steel scallop sculpture, to shopping, walking and the beach.
Read more about Aldeburgh here
Saturday 24th August - Depart: 8.30am / Return: 8.30pm - Approx journey time: 2 hours
Bustling and charming Eastbourne, there’s lots to see and do: the mini land train which runs along the seafront stopping at lots of great tourist spots along the way, or the open-top sightseeing bus. Walk along Eastbourne’s pier, a sought-after film and TV location; or visit Sovereign Harbour Marina – northern Europe’s largest composite marina complex boasting four linked harbours and the hugely popular waterfront retail and restaurant development, as well as the option for a boat trip. Then, if there’s time, there’s Carpet Gardens, the Promenade’s famous centrepiece.
Read more about Eastbourne here
Sunday 1st September - Depart: 9am / Return: 8pm - Approx journey time: 2 hours 45 mins
The largely Victorian town of Cromer, perched on the very edge of the north Norfolk coast, is famous for its tasty crabs, wide open beaches, a traditional pier complete with a theatre providing seaside special variety shows and is awash with small local independent shops. As you would expect of a seaside town rich in its fishing heritage, it has a lighthouse and a proud tradition of RNLI service.
Read more about Cromer here