Explore beautiful towns andvillages that each year run a broad range of quirky events and festivals (including The World's Biggest Liar competition, the Whitehaven Festival, Muncaster Festival, the Egremont Crab Fair and the Black Combe Walking Festival).
There are some exceptional places to stay in coastal towns such as Aldeburgh, where you'll find The Brudenell and The White Lion.
Summer brings endless days of big blue skies, flip-flops, sandcastle competitions and the laughter of children in Suffolk coastal towns such as Southwold with its award-winning pier, or on the golden sands at Lowestoft.
For a taste of Suffolk, sip a pint of Adnams beer or eat fish and chips on the seawall at Aldeburgh.
You could even paddle your mount though the shallow crystal-clear waters on the way.
The area's obviously famous for its lakes, but there is much more for visitors than large stretches of water or the steepling fells.
And while seaside towns used to limit their gastronomic reach to cockles and mussels or fish and chips, now you're just as likely to find a Michelin-starred restaurant.
The English Coast is perfect for a relaxing day out or short break.Head to Cumbria's wonderful coast and you will find a different, but no less fantastic, holiday.You will also find wonderful old towns and historic ports located on or near the Cumbria coast; places with a wealth of cultural and historic attractions that appeal to more discerning and inquisitive visitors.Also in the stylish seaside town is the famous Cobb harbour, while nearby is Golden Cap, the highest point on the south coast.And there is guided fossil hunting fun at Charmouth, the dramatic stretch of Chesil Beach, the rugged isle of Portland, the golden sands and buzzing waterfront of Weymouth front, sheltered sandy beaches at Studland and Swanage, and the historic town of Christchurch with its immense natural harbour.But now the seaside has become a giant adventure park, a place to try adrenaline sports.