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Clacton-on-Sea, is an attractive Victorian sea side resort with some modern ideas.

The resort at Clacton-on-Sea was primarily the vision of Peter Bruff. He was engineer and manager of the Eastern Union Railway and working nearby on the line connecting Colchester to Walton-on-the-Naze. He realised that Clacton Beach was the ideal spot for a boat trip from London. Before the mid C19th a few fishermen sailed from […]

Poole Lighthouse Arts Centre © H Randall
Poole Lighthouse © aka

Poole in Dorset the largest natural harbour in Europe

Poole is a large coastal town with a historic harbour in the county of Dorset, on the south coast of England. Today, it is a tourist resort, attracting visitors to the natural harbour, its long history, and the Lighthouse arts centre home of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. It is also home to some beautiful Blue Flag […]

Discover Withernsea, a Yorkshire resort with a Blue Flag beach

Discover Withernsea A Yorkshire seaside resort town, with a newly built promenade and European Blue Flag beach. Come to the delightful seaside resort of Withernsea, for exceptionally clean waters! Above the terraced houses on the seafront is the famous whitewashed lighthouse, also, home of the Lighthouse Museum. Sandy Beaches The area is a delight for […]

Hastings home of the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe

Hastings in East Sussex is one of the medieval Cinque Ports. It has the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe. We call the beach here the Stade which is a Saxon term meaning landing place. The town is most famous for 1066 – the Castle was built by William the Conqueror. Its ruins are at […]