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Sandy Beaches, Seal Colonies and Archaeological Remains – The Norfolk Coastline

This section of the British coastline runs through Norfolk, the northern half of the East Anglia region. The coast is around 145km (90 miles) in length, and includes many features typically found along the British coastline, including fine sandy beaches, salt marshes and rural wooded areas. There are also some cliff sections and seaside resort towns that, along with the …

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Seaside Resorts, Fishing and The Humber Bridge – The Lincolnshire Coastline

The section of coastline bordering the county of Lincolnshire stretches from The Wash in the south, towards the most inland extent of the River Humber estuary in the north. Most of the coastline, however, borders the North Sea, and is characterised by generally flat land bordering the coast, with marshland and farmland being common landscape features. There are also some …

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Scenic Beaches and Holiday Resorts – The Northern Merseyside and Lancashire Coastline

The stretch of coastline in this article starts at the coastal town of Crosby in Merseyside, located just north of the city of Liverpool, and ends at the Lancashire/Cumbria border close to the village of Silverdale. It generally borders low-level terrain, with a rather neglected rural coastline being interspersed with seaside towns, including the popular British resort town of Blackpool. …

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The Kintyre Peninsula, Loch Fyne and the Kyles of Bute – Oban to The Clyde Estuary

Stretching along the rugged coastline of western Scotland, this coast borders beautiful bays and large lochs, surrounded by rugged hills and mountain peaks, open coastal moorland and sprawling forests. Small fishing villages border the shoreline here, and islands of various shapes and sizes lie out to sea, adding to the scenic landscape within this part of Scotland. Oban to Mull …

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Seaside Towns and Rural Cliffs – Port Glasgow to Stranraer

Stretching along both the Clyde estuary and the Firth of Clyde, between Port Glasgow and Stranraer, this coastline encounters a variety of different landscapes, from expanses of rural cliffs and steep hills, and various Victorian-era seaside towns. This section of coastline begins along the southern side of the Clyde estuary, at the town of Port Glasgow. Located 28 km (17 …

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Seaside Villages, Industrial Landscapes and the City of Liverpool – The Wirral and the Mersey Estuary

The stretch of coastline covered in this article borders the Wirral Peninsula and the Mersey estuary, including the port city of Liverpool. It starts at the England/Wales border on the Dee estuary close to Chester, and ends at Bootle, a port town located on the northern outskirts of Liverpool. This section of the English coastline begins at the England/Wales border, …

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The Beautiful Coastline of North-Eastern Scotland – Inverness to Duncansby Head

Travelling from the city of Inverness to Duncansby Head, one of the most northerly parts of mainland Britain, this stretch of coastline borders the eastern side of the northern Scottish Highlands. With three inlets – the Moray Firth, Cromarty Firth and Dornoch Firth – towards the south of this stretch, the coast borders the North Sea for the remainder. It …

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The Dungeness Peninsula, The White Cliffs of Dover and Victorian Resort Towns – The Kent Coastline

Marked by iconic chalk cliffs, Victorian resort towns, boggy marshland and a large port, the Kent coastline stretches around the most south-easterly part of the UK, from Lydd and Dungeness in the south to Dartford in the north. Not only does this section of the British coast contain a large amount of variety, but it is also quite a long …

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The English Riviera – The South Devon Coastline from Plymouth to Exmouth

In this article, I cover the coastline between Plymouth and Exmouth, which makes up the majority of the coast in South Devon. The coastline between Exmouth and the Dorset border is part of the Jurassic Coast – I cover this in another article. Like the vast majority of the coastline in south west England, the coastline between Plymouth and Exmouth …

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The Firth of Forth, Saint Andrews and the Tay

This article describes the coastline around the county of Fife, as it winds along the northern side of the Firth of Forth estuary, the North Sea, and the Tay estuary. It is an incredibly scenic section of the Scottish coast, and includes wide estuaries, beautiful villages, sandy beaches and castle ruins. Kincardine to Kirkcaldy Consisting of numerous seaside towns and …

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