A guide to some of England's finest seaside towns

Coastal Cottages and seaside holiday guides

Welcome to Coastal Connect, one of the premier seaside holiday resources on the web. We offer a guide to more than 90 seaside towns on the English coast. Our pages detail the top visitor attractions and activities in each destination, In addition, we review most of the leading self catering holiday companies and provide information about the number of coastal cottages they provide in each region.

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Alnmouth, North England North England - This is region that possesses a proud and eventful maritime history. It's coast is populated by a varied collection of both quiet and bustling seaside resorts including Blackpool and Morecombe. There are also quieter alternatives such as Lytham St Annes, Berwick and the charming fishing village of Hornsea.

Cromer, East England East England - Its low-lying flat lands and crumbling coast offer an idyllic, windswept retreat. Like North England, the Eastern coast features traditional seaside holiday towns such as Cleethorpes and Skegness. However, the quiet Victorian towns of Brancaster and Sheringham offer a more tranquil holiday break.

Eastbourne, South East England South East England - A distinctive coastline and a number of major coastal resorts, all within close proximity to London. Bognor Regis, Margate and Southend all offer the fun of the seaside with jingling arcades and the usual seaside amusements. The Georgian and Victorian splendor of Brighton and Hastings are also not to be missed.

St Ives, South West EnglandSouth West England - With the longest coastline in the UK and a World Heritage coast, the South West is one of Britain's most popular coastal holiday destinations. Its dramatic shores are peppered with unspoilt fishing villages like Fowey and Mevagissey. There are also some fine English Riviera towns like Torquay.

See below for more information about coastal cottages and self catering holiday homes on the coast. We've included some of the major rental companies, all of which offer costal holiday cottages and seafront self catering accommodation. If you're looking for accommodation in Wales try: http://www.pembrokeshirestay.com
Blackpool, North England North England
Brancaster, East England East England
Brighton, South East England South East England
Dartmouth, South West England South West England
Coastal cottages and self catering properties on the seaside

Cottages 4 YouCottages 4 You - One of the leading cottage rental companies in the UK with over 9000 properties to rent. They offer a large variety of cottages on the coast and an extensive range of self catering properties including lodges, barn conversions and chalets. Prices usually start at £300 per week during low season and they include a section on deals and reductions.

Holiday RentalsHoliday Rentals - Another major player in the self catering industry. It offers a large range of seaside cottages which can be found throughout the United Kingdom. Their self catering properties also include luxury holiday homes, lodges and villas. User reviews from previous occupants are also included for a number of their properties which offer unbiased accounts.

Holiday LettingsHoliday Lettings - This rental company offers a massive range of coastal cottage properties all over the UK. Their collection, which numbers over 40,000, includes holiday apartments, farmhouse conversions and chalets. Booking rates tend to float around the £350 p/w mark for off-peak stays although countless reductions and deals are also provided.

HoseasonsHoseasons - A holiday site that includes a good selection of coastal self catering properties in North, East and South England. They offer a good blend of modern and traditional self catering properties including farmhouse conversions, character holiday cottages and modern luxury houses and apartments. Seasonal reductions are regularly offered.

Independent CottagesIndependent Cottages - A company that provides easy access to a range of self catering properties in the UK. Although their collection isn't as large as the other rental companies they provide users with the opportunity to contact cottage owners directly. They provide a good collection of seaside cottages and different types of self catering accommodation.

Sykes CottagesSykes - Over 2000 self catering properties from this leading rental company including apartments, holiday homes and cottages. All of their properties are individually selected and they pride themselves in offering them at reasonable prices. Their seaside holiday cottages can be found in both major and off-the-beaten track locations.
Major UK Seaside Towns - Sectional Highlights

Seaside Visitor Attractions - Top 5

Bamburgh Castle
Bamburgh, Northumberland, NE69 7DF
Tel: 01668 214515
Email: administrator@bamburghcastle.com
Website: http://www.bamburghcastle.com

Blackpool Tower
The Promenade, Blackpool FY1 4BJ
Tel: 01253 622 242
Email: towerinfo@leisure-parcs.co.uk
Website: http://www.theblackpooltower.co.uk

Captain Cook Memorial Museum
Grape Lane, Whitby, YO22 4BA
Tel: 01947 601900
Email: cookmuseum@tiscali.co.uk
Website: http://www.cookmuseumwhitby.co.uk

Lost Gardens of Heligan
Pentewan, St.Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6EN
Tel: 01726 845 100
Email: info@heligan.com
: http://www.heligan.com

Shipwreck Museum
Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings, East Sussex
TN34 3DW
Tel: 01424 437 452
Email: nfo@shipwreck-heritage.org.uk
Website: http://shipwreck-heritage.org.uk
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