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Be sure to find a warm hearth travelling these cool English shores
We have cobbled together some of the many reasons you may want to pitch your tent or park your caravan or motorhome at a nearby campsite and explore the shores of the south, southeast. the midlands and north Englands coastal regions and have an incredible experience no matter your choice of camping location. So if hiking, running, cycling, surfing, relaxing on a beach, or just taking in a regions rich history is your thing. No matter your interest, there is treasure for everyone and all you need do is find it.
The average summer temperature in England are 15° to 20° with occasional high of 25° in the south and southeast.
Although the following places are concidered to have the best wave riding experiences in England, that is not all they have to offer.
Saltburn-by-the-Sea is one of the original centres of the northeast surf scene and local surfers are friendly despite the busy waves. Good beaches lie either side of the old victorian pier with the cliff tramway directly opposite providing fantastic views of the pier and beaches below. In town you'll find a thriving arts and food scene along with gorgeous garden walks, for longer treks try the Old Saltburn to Warsett Hill walk. If you have younger family members the indoor children's adventure centre The Play Factory will occupy the kids for hours. For the older and more active kids, R Kade, a 20,000 square feet Indoor Skatepark is just 7 miles away in Redcar.
Considered the original seaside resort village, emerse yourself in Scarborough's rich history. A miriade of outdoor and indoor activities are available to choose from. Take a step into the past at Scarborough Castle and the Rotunda Museum of geology. Try boating in Peasholm Park lake or splash about in the Alpamare waterpark, dare to climb the Sky Trail Adventure bridge and beam course or take in a trip on the North Bay miniature railway. A visit to the Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary is a fun educational experience for adults and kid alike. Scarborough’s South Bay is a very friendly surf hot spot with enough breaks to spread the crowds. And if surfing isn't for you then the seafront amusement arcades, ice cream parlours, shellfish stalls and beach huts may be just up your ally.
There is a lot to see and do between Mablethorpe and Skegness which makes this a perfect location for a family holiday. The area has a variaty of animal sanctuaries like, the Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary, Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary or Hardys Animal Farm and are perfect as part of a day out with the kids. There are beaches in abundence here, all connected by the Lincolnshire Coast Path for those who enjoy long nature walks or runs along the coast. Fantasy Island amusment park will provide visitors with all the white knuckle thrills you could ask for, with the ajacent well established 7 day outdoor and indoor traditional market, for when the excitment is over. The surf spots found from Mablethorpe to Skegness south of Sutton on sea, on average, tend to be two to three feet smaller than the spots in Scarborough. Parking is close and these spots are never crowded with only a handful of people at any break.
One of only a handful of lighthouses built inland, Withernsea Lighthouse Museum has beautiful views visiters can take in fom the light house lantern room standing 127 feet (38m) above the town. In the base of the lighthouse the towns history has been documented with photographs, documents and models including the Queen's Hotel and the train station. Spanning a 60 year history, RAF Holmpton is a massive Underground Command Centre, kitted out with original equipment where visitors are transported back in time using visuals, smell and sound. A perfect outing on those wet colder days. For the younger crowd the hut play park has plenty for kids of all ages to do with indoor and outdoor activities on offer. If you are looking for the local surf hot spot Skerrys in Withernsea is the place. Although crowded in the summer there is plenty of parking and the locals are friendly. With fast and long lefts, on good days this place barrels like mad.
South Shield has a rich historical heratige and visitors can get a taste at South Shields Museum and Arbeia Roman Fort. Tynemouth Priory and Castle with its 2000 year history has beautiful views and is the perfect location for a family fun day. Indoor leisure centres , water parks, swimming pools, skate parks and amusment parks provide a variety of activities for kids in the area. Longsand beach Tynemouth is great for swimming, canoeing, scuba diving and snorkelling. For surfers South Shields works on a medium swell but it can be flat when there's a fun wave at Tynemouth. If theres a really big swell Whitburn Seaburn is a better option or ask directions to the 'Firing Range' by the Souter Lighthouse and you'll find a super hollow secret spot.
You'll find a variety of experiences throughout northen and southern England. With a rich varied history the english coast has so much for visitors to see and do. There are many campsites to be found along the ruggard English coast line and Sea view camping England lists all these campsites together online.