Sunday 31st May - Depart: 9.30am / Return: 7.30pm - Approx journey time: 1 hour 30m
Whitstable is the place to visit if you want classic English seaside, quirky shops and great seafood! There’s also Whitstable’s 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.
Read more about Whitstable, Kent here
Sunday 7th June - Depart: 9.30am / 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, eating, walking and the beach.
Read more about Aldeburgh, Suffolk here
Sunday 14th June - Depart: 10am / Return: 7pm - Approx journey time: 1 hour 30m
Walton is a traditional seaside town on the Essex coast, unique in that it is surrounded on three sides by the sea, with three miles of gently shelving sandy beaches facing south-east from Frinton to the Naze. Walton is also reknowned for its pier – the second-longest in the country – its yacht club and marina, and its iconic tower at The Naze (now an art gallery and tea rooms) from where panoramic views can be enjoyed of the Walton backwaters, Harwich & Felixstowe and the Suffolk coast.
Read more about Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex here
Sunday 21st June - Depart: 9.30am / Return: 8pm - Approx journey time: 2 hours
Broadstairs is classic old-world seaside charm, with 7 sandy bays, fishermen’s cottages, Charles Dickens history, retro ice cream 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, Kent here
Sunday 28th June - Depart: 9.30am / Return: 8pm - 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, or the open-top sightseeing bus. Walk along Eastbourne’s pier or enjoy Carpet Gardens, the Promenade’s famous centrepiece or, if time permits, there’s Sovereign Harbour Marina which boasts four linked harbours and the hugely popular waterfront retail and restaurant development.
Read more about Eastbourne, Sussex here
Sunday 19th July - Depart: 9am / Return: 8.30pm - Approx journey time: 2 hours 30m
There are very few seaside towns quite so quintessentially English than Southwold, also famously home to Adnams Brewery and its renowned lighthouse. Of course there is also Southwold’s pretty pier which offers a range of shops, eating places and amusements. Always a wonderful day out.
Read more about Southwold, Suffolk here
Sunday 2nd August - Depart: 9.30am / Return: 8pm - Approx journey time: 2 hours
From traditional holiday-town charm, a world- class art gallery, sandy beaches, a cool café culture and tempting retro shops, Margate is waiting to welcome us! The internationally-acclaimed Turner Contemporary gallery named after JMW Turner showcases historical and ultra-modern art work, whilst the Grade II listed Margate Museum in Margate Old Town holds a unique collection of the town’s history.
Read more about Margate, Kent here
Sunday 16th August - Depart: 9.30am / Return: 8pm - Approx journey time: 2 hours
Join us on this lovely trip to Bournemouth, where you can enjoy a cruise with amazing views and tranquil scenery around the famous Poole Harbour. Renowned landmarks include Brownsea Island & 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.
Read more about Bournemouth, Dorset here
Sunday 23rd August - Depart: 9am / Return: 8pm - Approx journey time: 2 hours 30m
Wells-next-the-Sea is one of the loveliest towns on the North Norfolk Coast. From the long sweeping beach, the bustling harbour with its small fishing boats unloading their catch; along Staithe Street with its traditional family-run shops; to the tree- lined Buttlands square with its fine Georgian architecture and welcoming taverns – Wells is an unspoiled seaside destination, waiting to be discovered.
Read more about Wells-Next-The-Sea, Norfolk here