Sunday 2nd June - Depart: 9am / Return: 8.30pm - Approx journey time: 2 hours
From iconic tourist attractions to beach-front cool, there are lots of places to go and things to do in Brighton! From the exotic Royal Pavilion to the new British Airways i360, a feat of modern engineering gliding visitors 450ft into the air! A day at the seaside is not complete without a visit to Brighton Pier with its rides and activities as well as plenty of food & drink options and free deckchairs on the beach. And then, of course, there are The Lanes for some eclectic shopping and more eats!
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Bournemouth & Poole Harbour Cruise
Sunday 9th June - Depart: 9am / Return: 8.30pm - Approx journey time: 2 hours
£45 - (includes cruise)
Join us on this lovely trip to Bournemouth, enjoying a cruise with amazing views and tranquil scenery around the famous Poole Harbour which spans over 36 sq km. Renowned landmarks include Brownsea Island and Castle and ‘Golden Mile’ – a stretch of luxurious homes along the Sandbanks Peninsula. There will also be time to enjoy the 7 miles of sandy beach and perhaps explore the Grade II listed Bournemouth Gardens.
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Sunday 16th June - Depart: 9am / Return: 8pm - Approx journey time: 2 hours
Apart from its obvious historical context, Hastings as a seaside town has much appeal, in particular its new dark timber pier which recently won the Sterling Prize for architecture; the charming ‘old town’ with its ancient churches and buildings, unique fishing quarter, atmospheric pubs, eating places and tea rooms, museums and antique shops, as well as the great views from Hastings’ cliff tops.
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Sunday 23rd June - 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 a shingle beach characterised by pretty wooden huts and an established sailing club.
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Sunday 30th June - Depart: 8.30am / Return: 8.30pm - Approx journey time: 2 hours 30 mins
There are very few seaside towns quite so quintessentially English than Southwold, which is also famously home to Adnams Brewery, winner of the Good Pub Guide 2011’s ‘Brewery of the Year’. Brewery tours are on offer, as well as a plethora of pubs and restaurants where the variety of Adnams beers can be sampled. Of course there is also Southwold’s pretty pier which offers a range of shops, eating places and amusements, as well as its renowned lighthouse.
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Sunday 14th July - Depart: 10am / Return: 7pm - Approx journey time: 1 hour
Southend offers all the classic seaside delights that you'd expect from a bustling seaside town. With seven miles of beaches to explore as well as a number of top attractions. From its historic pier, which is the longest pleasure pier in the world, offering stunning views of the Estuary you won't find anywhere else in town, to history and culture, as well as family fun.
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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.
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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.
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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