Kingsdown Beach huts in the snow, just a short distance from Dover in White Cliffs Country - credit Paul Wells.

Visit South East England

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Love South East England a destination full of diversity and one of the warmest regions in the UK, with over 1900 hours of sunshine a year, there's little chance of bad weather interrupting your travel plans. Stretching from Kent in the east to Dorset in the west and also covering the counties of Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Surrey, Berkshire, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire, South East England wraps around London.  With great travel and transport links, it is an ideal destination for a day trip, short break or holiday in 2023.

Love New Discoveries

South East England is a destination with discovery at its heart.  From family fun, all weather, year-round attractions, new places to visit and the countryside that inspired over 7 million literary words, South East England will not disappoint.  With over 140 English wine producers, 50+ castles, 29 Blue-flag award-winning beaches, 19 piers, 5 cities, and a host of towns and villages each with their own character and feel, you'll never be short of things to do.  You'll also find an array of events to fill your winter weekends and keep everyone entertained at the start of the year. 

Love Events

The 2023 event calendar is already bursting with an array of international renowed events, family friendly activities and added value experiences to enjoy across South East England.  2023 celebrates the year of the coast so you will find lots of activities around the coastline this year, don't forget events like Round the Island Race (1st July), Rothesay International Tennis (24th June - 1st July 23), Great South Run (15th October 23), Brighton Festival (6th - 28th May) and the Deal Music and Arts Festival (July 2023).  Heading inland get your diary ready for Royal Ascot (20th - 24th June 23), Southampton Half Marathon (2nd April 23), Festival of Chichester (10th June - 9th July 23), Rye International Jazz & Blues Festival, (24th - 28th August) and New Forest & Hampshire County Show (25th - 27th July 23). Visiting the South East this February half term holiday, take a look and find out whats on across the destination. 

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Love Countryside

With its 3 million acres of natural beauty South East England is a walker’s paradise.  Choose to explore the two National Parks or nine areas of outstanding natural beauty.  Walk, stroll or saunter along the 11,658 miles of walking trails and paths, discover the 43 nature reserves, or let off steam in the glorious country parks and gardens.  You'll find Jack and Jill windmills, ancient forests, fascinating follies, beautiful outdoor spaces, ready and waiting for your very own South East outdoor adventure.  

Love Experiences

Looking to find a fun activity for all the family to do together or a new skill to try for the very first time?  You'll find experiences galore in South East England and even better they are bookable direct from this website.  Discover memory making experiences from archery lessons to sunset canoeing, electric bike and kayak hire to outdoor self-guided mystery tours around some of the South East's towns and cities.

Love the Sea

With 400 miles of stunning coastline there are plenty of coastal towns and cities providing a great backdrop to an escape by the sea. Walk along the stunning white cliffs, skim stones along the shore, enjoy the breath-taking panorama, mesmerising evening sunsets with flocks of starling dancing in the sky - murmurations (November - March), the South Coast will be sure to delight.

Love your stay

With home-from-home family friendly self-catering cottages, award-winning boutique hotels, luxury spa resorts offering the perfect escape from the everyday, you're sure to find the right accommodation for your budget and style. Special offers mean it doesn't have to cost the earth to visit and with such a diverse destination you can enjoy a romantic city break for two, a family holiday by the sea, a relaxing countryside retreat, a cultural escape, a shopping weekend and a dog-friendly getaway. Start looking now, and book the place that's right for you....your next South East adventure awaits.

Love Local Produce

Whether you try Oysters from Whitstable or scallops from Rye, locally brewed beer in Oxfordshire or internationally renowned gin in Winchester, you will find a host of tasty foods and drinks made in the South East to experience. Along with great cookery schools, creative workshops, pick your own, farm shops, local produce markets, award-winning dining, afternoon tea experiences and more..... you're sure to find something to tickle your taste buds or enrich your experience whilst here in South East England.

Love Sharing

We love sharing your photos and stories from around South East England, so don't forgot to tag us in and use the hashtag #lovesoutheastengland.  Looking for inspiration?   Visit our new YouTube channel and take a look at what awaits, or head on over to our blog for ideas from around the region.  Our themes will help inspire you to discover what's on offer in the South East England.

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