Have fun on the coast at these best of British beaches
1 Visit Whitstable in Kent during its famous oyster festival, which is being held this year July 23-29.
2 Good places for rock pooling include the Dee Estuary in North West England, Culzean Country Park in Ayrshire and below the Seven Sisters Chalk Cliffs running east from Seaford towards Eastbourne in East Sussex. The British Open Crabbing championships are held during August in Walberswick on the Suffolk coast.
3 Go seal spotting on the north Norfolk coast. Take a boat trip out to Blakeney Point for your best chance to spot Common and Grey seals, which sometimes come right up to boats.
4 Chesil Beach in Dorset is most well known for fossils but you can also go hunting at Whitehaven in Cumbria, Staithes in West Yorkshire and Hastings in Sussex.
5 To see professional sand sculptures visit the beach at Weston-Super-Mare in Somerset until 4 September. This year the theme is the jungle and you’ll be able to see a variety of wild animals, flora and fauna all created from sand.
Read about our five favourite things to find at the seaside and other great UK beaches.
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