England’s Coast is a new booking platform designed to help visitors find their way on England’s many coasts. Funded by VisitEngland‘s Discover England Fund, it offers interactive videos highlighting the breadth of choice of activities and scenic beauty around this coastline.
VisitEngland clearly wants to facilitate travelling from The Netherlands, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Spain as EnglandsCoasts.com is multilingual.
The digital tool offers visitors the chance to escape busy tourist routes to discover stately homes and gardens, magnificent castles, wonderful nature reserves and hundreds of miles of peaceful coastal paths and cycle tracks.
“We’re targeting England’s Coast specifically at our Dutch, French and German neighbours as our research shows that this market is the ideal match”, says Samantha Richardson, National Coastal Tourism Acadamy director.
“On our itinerary builder we feature more than 900 hundred coastal businesses and experiences, allowing anyone who’s searching for a new experience to create their ideal break at the click of a button. They could choose to stay in a typical English pub, a chic hotel or caravan park, enjoy fish and chips on the beach or indulge in a gourmet seafood platter.”
“And because we feature different regions, including Northumberland in the north west, the east and south coast, Devon and Cornwall – this is the perfect one-stop shop for anyone seeking a seaside escape.”
More than London
“Understandably, many visitors travel to London or the well known cities first, and may know very little about the what’s on offer on the coastline”, Ms. Richardson adds. The new film footage provides a perfect introduction, acting as a guide around the coast, drawing attention to popular resorts, fishing harbours, pebbled coves, art galleries, museums, nature, wildlife and lots more.”
“Access to England’s coast couldn’t be easier, with fast ferry, train connections and flights to many of England’s regional hubs from Germany, France and The Netherlands.”
In 2013 I went to Brighton after a visit of Windsor Castle. We did everything by car, but Brighton has many train links to London.
Brighton is a gay hub. According to the Office of National Statistics, Brighton has the largest LGBTQI population in the United Kingdom, together with London obviously and Manchester.
Gay life is lively in Brighton and pink presence is a given and very much part of Brighton.
But Brighton is also the Chinese-Indian Royal Pavilion, endless Regency architecture, quaint shopping and Brighton Pier.
Bournemouth is also a gay hub, Sheron Crossman from the National Coastal Tourism Acadamy told Trip By Trip. We didn’t know.
A quick Google search learns us more. Most gay bars and venues are in an area called The Triangle and an event to keep in mind is Bourne Free. It’s the city’s annual LGBTQI pride festival.
As Danny and I have a trip to Cornwall on our wish list, a stop at Bournemouth is certainly an option.
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