INTRODUCING THE EAST COAST OF ENGLAND
Introducing the east coast of England
As we come up for air between Covid waves and embrace our new freedom, the east coast – a beautiful stretch starting in Essex and running north to Lincolnshire – has ranked fourth in a list of the most popular UK destination caravan and motorhome owners plan on visiting post-lockdown, a survey we conducted via YouGov has revealed.
As a haven for wildlife-lovers and home to extensive nature reserves, vast sandy beaches, stylish coastal towns and a rich history, the east coast snapped up ten percent of the vote.
We have collated our top recommendations of places to stay, things to do and where to eat to help make your trip one to remember.
Alternatively, maybe we can tempt you to make your next staycation an east coast special...
Time to pitch up – where to stay
Before you set out for a lazy day at one of the east coast’s beautiful beaches, it’s important you’ve landed yourselves the perfect site to pitch up camp.
Long Beach Caravan Park is located 300 yards from the nearest town Hemsby, around the corner from Great Yarmouth’s attractions and an easy ten-minute drive from the start of The Broads. With its own private facilities and set of 16-amp electric points, it’s a truly wonderful choice.
Next on our list is Pakefield Caravan Park, a fairly new site set on Suffolk’s enchanting Sunrise Coast. It boasts breathtaking sea views and direct access to a sand and shingle beach. The location is great, with easy access to the hidden rural gems and east coastal villages. The site offers an outdoor pool and entertainment facilities for guests, so for those socialites out there, this is the perfect spot for you.
Last but not least, we have Heathland Beach HolidayPark, which hosts one of the most perfect settings along the beautiful Suffolk coast, with gorgeous award-winning beaches nearby. Situated only a short drive from the normal cathedral city of Norwich and the historical seaside towns of Lowestoft and Southwold – offering quaint shops, restaurants and theatres – it’s a spot that offers something to suit all ages.
Things to do
We all love that feeling of discovery and at the top of our list, we’d recommend a visit to Holkham Hall. Located where the sky meets the sea and loaded with a rich history, architecture and wildlife, it’s sure to be a hit. There is also a multitude of attractions and events to explore, including the Holkham Stories experience or tranquil Walled Garden.
Next on our list is one for fans of hit Netflix series The Crown – Sandringham Estate. Follow in the footsteps of the royal family as you take a look around the Queen’s official Norfolk residence. There’s a lot to see – outdoors is an impressive 60 acres of gardens and indoors, each room is packed with treasures collated from international royal guests.
Easy to discover but impossible to forget – Skegness, Great Yarmouth and Clayton-on-Sea line the coast, offering action-packed experiences to keep you busy from dusk to dawn. Skegness was one of England’s first seaside resorts to welcome visitors, and as you walk along the front, you can explore the wonderland of attractions or kick back and relax at Compass Gardens.
What to eat
There is no feeling quite as quintessentially British as pitching up your caravan or motorhome and heading out to grab some fish and chips from a local chippy. Here is a list of our top three, must-try fish and chip shops along the east coast.
Whitehead’s is family run and can be found on the Yorkshire coast. It is the only fish and chip shop in Hornsea that serves a wide range of gluten-free choices, catering for those with allergies and food intolerances.
Waldo’s can be found in Sutton -On-Sea and offer an exceptionally warm welcome with chips, which will keep you coming back for more
French’s is an award-winning chippy, which has been serving Wells-next-the-Sea for more than 90 years. It has panoramic views of the famous quay, making it a popular tourist hot-spot all-year round.
We hope you feel inspired to add a few recommendations to your list or get booking a visit to the splendid east coast.
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