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Take a look at inspirational itineraries for each of our four regions and start planning your break.
Explore the breathtaking coastline and buzzing creativity on offer in each of our four regions.
Whether you're interested in traditional galleries, unique trails or active outdoor adventures, here you'll find all the inspiration you need.
Seven new site-specific artworks by seven international contemporary artists - Andreas Angelidakis, Mariana Castillo Deball, Holly Hendry, Jasleen Kaur, Katrina Palmer, Pilar Quinteros and Michael Rakowitz – will connect the coastline of Essex, Kent and East Sussex
Take a trip to England’s Creative Coast and discover one of the most vibrant cultural destinations in the UK. Kent, Essex, East Sussex and West Sussex have some of the most outstanding galleries, arts organisations, events and festivals in the country. Each unique destination featuring work by the world’s leading artists, littoral towns pulsating with creativity, and a breathtaking 1400km coastline that spans from the Thames Estuary to the English Channel.
Undulating hills like those straight out of a landscape painting, heroic history and thriving seaside resorts with world-class art galleries – the East Sussex coastline is the perfect place to engage your creative senses on a short break to England's Creative Coast.
Sitting between the South Downs National Park and the sea, the West Sussex coast has everything a visitor could desire; from the historic city of Chichester with its idyllic harbour and sandy beaches, to the contemporary mix of seaside towns including Bognor Regis, Littlehampton and Worthing. But don’t just take our word for it, discover wonderful West Sussex for yourself.
Along the Essex coastline lies a hive of creative happenings. Artists are creating and performing up and down England’s water gateway. With a rich mix of culture and heritage nestled in tranquil towns and bustling resorts, escape to Essex and discover why these shores continue to inspire artists world-wide.
Kent boasts 333km of glorious coast and cultural hotspots to explore, so if you think you know the Garden of England, think again! Discover world-class galleries, seaside towns peppered with independent shops and studios, and a jam-packed cultural events calendar when you take a trip to Kent's creative shores.