South East England
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Our most recommended South East England Beach Trips

Brighton Zip Line Experience Ticket

1. Brighton Zip Line Experience Ticket

Fly over the seafront and famous beach of Brighton on the longest and fastest zip line on the south coast of England. Climb the impressive spiral staircase to reach the 32-meter high zip line platform. Choose the dual zip line option and race against your friends and family. Reach high speeds as you zip straight into the hull of a boat landing stage on the beach. Avail of the tasty food options, including fish and chips and scampi and mushy peas. If you’re looking for something sweeter, try out the gelateria van, or donuts on slightly colder days.

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Portsmouth: Hovercraft Flight to the Isle of Wight

2. Portsmouth: Hovercraft Flight to the Isle of Wight

Board your hovercraft for an adrenaline-filled day on the Isle of Wight. When the hovercraft reaches the island, you'll land in a prime sea front position along Ryde's beautiful and inviting beaches. Hop off and enjoy what Ryde and the Isle of Wight have to offer, including the beaches, boutique shops, bars and restaurants, and travel links to elsewhere across the island. After a day of fun on the island, enjoy a same-day return journey back to the Southsea terminal. The journey across the Solent is approximately 10 minutes. So sit back, relax, and enjoy your flight on the World's only commercial passenger hovercraft service.

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From Brighton: Isle of Wight Full-Day Trip via Portsmouth

3. From Brighton: Isle of Wight Full-Day Trip via Portsmouth

Meet in central Brighton and travel by bus to the nearby city of Portsmouth. Learn about Britain's naval history before traveling to the Isle of Wight via the Wightlink Ferry. Get a great photo of Portsmouth's Spinnaker Tower and its historic dockyard as you depart. Arrive at Fishbourne shortly before noon. Take a scenic 20-minute drive to the charming village of Godshill. Upon arrival, discover its medieval church and see its 500-year-old thatched cottages, tea shops, and the Model Village. Explore the village with your guide and learn more about local history. Continue to Alum Bay, famous for its multi-colored sand cliffs and "the Needles". Choose between a chairlift ride or a walk down the steps to the picturesque beach. Enjoy the views of this scenic location, with plenty of fantastic photo opportunities. After some time here, travel back to Fishbourne for a 6:00 PM journey back to the mainland, followed by drop-off in Brighton.

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Isle of Wight Day Trip from London

4. Isle of Wight Day Trip from London

Depart London and travel by luxury coach to cross by ferry to the Isle of Wight, a popular holiday destination since Victorian times. Separated from the mainland of England by the Solent, the Isle of Wight is home to annual festivals such as Bestival, along with well-conserved wildlife and some of the richest cliffs and quarries for dinosaur fossils in Europe. Visit some of the island's beautiful villages, including Godshill, home to some lovely thatched cottages and a model village. Go to the seaside village of Shanklin, where attractions include 2 sandy beaches and the wooded coastal ravine of the Shanklin Chine. Benefit from plenty of free time to explore at your leisure. Spend the rest of the day exploring the island's many charms before you return to the mainland by ferry and drive back to London by coach.

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From London: Margate and Broadstairs Round-Trip Transfer

5. From London: Margate and Broadstairs Round-Trip Transfer

Hop onboard a luxury, air-conditioned coach from central London and head to the sandy beaches of Kent’s coastline. There are 3 destinations to choose from on the day, Margate Beach, Joss Bay, or Viking Bay. Margate is a popular choice for families, and has a shallow tide pool for swimming as well as an amusement park. There’s also plenty of shops, cafes, restaurants, and bars along the seafront.  Joss Bay is a smaller beach with fewer facilities, but often has fewer crowds. The bay offers gorgeous views of the white cliffs as well as a surf school. Nearby Viking Bay is the main Broadstairs beach, and boasts a sandy shoreline and an array of popular cafes and restaurants. Spend the day exploring the beaches, bays, and seaside towns at your own leisure, then relax on the return journey to London at the end of your adventure.

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Private Brighton & Arundel Castle or Petworth House Day Tour

6. Private Brighton & Arundel Castle or Petworth House Day Tour

Spend the day in the beautiful Regency town of Brighton with its famous Royal Pavilion and lively Brighton Pier. Then continue to Arundel Castle, boasting magnificent grounds and overlooking the River Arun, or visit Petworth House, set in Capability Brown gardens. You will be picked up from your central London hotel and driven in style through the Sussex countryside south of London. Your chauffeur will give you a panoramic tour, stopping at the sites you most want to see. First you will travel to the lively seaside resort of Brighton, best known for its ornate Royal Pavilion, designed by John Nash in the style of as a mystical pleasure dome of the Kubla Khan. You will also have time to wander the energetic town’s beautiful Lanes, tiny shopping streets crammed with cafés, antique stores and boutiques. Next, visit Arundel Castle. The former home of the Duke of Norfolk for over 700 years it has magnificent grounds overlooking the River Arun. Alternatively go to Petworth House, the stately home of the Duke of Somerset and rebuilt around 1690. Petworth houses one of the finest collections of paintings in England, as well as boasting gardens and a deer park landscaped by Capability Brown. Wander the antique stores of the village of Petworth before you return to London for your hotel drop-off.

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What people are saying about South East England

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 7 reviews

fantastic crossing to IoW in the morning had a great day their. however on the return the weather had changed and crossing was cancelled. it was just by chance we discovered this qnd only just made it to the catamaran in teaming rain. no transport to get there. on arrival at Portsmouth Dock we had to get a taxi at our own expense back to Southsea to pick up my car. no help or assistance in Portsmouth. I appreciate most of the passengers are commuters and do it every day. but there are tourists who may struggle without assistance. cold, wet maybe a little frightened in an un-familiar city and no idea how to get back to Southsea

It was such a lovely trip. The tour guide Jerry was amazing, everything very well organised, on time. The coach was very comfortable and the day was perfect for a day trip, sunny and pleasant. Thank you very much! I definitely recommend this company for any tour. Many thanks

The Zip Line Experience was pretty cool. I'm not a fan of heights, but the instructors make you feel very safe. It comes to an abrupt stop when you hit the end, which gives you a bit of a shock if you're not ready for it. Would definitely do it again, great fun!

A fantastic, first time experience on the hovercraft, very quick and smooth. Staff were friendly and very accommodating especially when I needed to leave Isle of Wight earlier than expected. Loved the whole day and the hovercraft crossing was a bonus!!!

Beach is nice, clean and soft sand. Too much wind but can hire the wind blocker and enjoy. Connected to road and railway station.